Multipotentialite? Yep. It is a made up word. I did not make it up. You'll find that out as you read on.
Oh, all the shapes, forms, colours and everything else out there. All the possibilities and options, and I have to choose ONE? Really?
Our culture, programming, conditioning puts on us that making up our minds is something to be aiming for and is what we are commended for. Which isn't a bad thing at all. The only thing is, not all of us function to fit into that box.
What IS a bad thing is that those of us at the other end of the stick are often labelled as flaky, immature, insecure or even unreliable if we cannot live up to that. It's a "grow up and be responsible" sort of thing. When what this is really about is some of us being multicreatives. Meaning we simply have ideas and interesting things and people coming at us left and right and all of them seem to fall in under our area of interests.
Isn't it strange how as children it is considered so sweet when we reply to the question "what do you want to be when you grow up" with multiple choices.
When we get older it is not seen as quite so sweet when we have a really hard time answering a question like "so, what do you plan on majoring in?" After all, there are SO many things to choose from. And if we come up with quite a few equally good possibilites of which we actually plan to do several, the comment is of course: "Well, you cannot do all of them. You have to choose one and stick with that" (I feel the panic rising)
And now, to the REALLY challenging part, and the part I personally believe so many have gotten "wrong"; the million dollar question for so many people:
What is my purpose?
Some may acutally have ONE purpose. But have you ever considered that you can have multiple purposes in this lifetime? Also, "finding one's purpose" suggests that it is something you should go looking for. Outside yourself.
I think I can promise you that is not where you will find it. My take on this is that you do not need to find it at all.'
What if you allow your purpose or purposes to find YOU?
And here's another thought: What if your main purpose in life is to enjoy it? To EXPERIENCE life to the fullest of your ability. To BE more. DO a little less. To remember more of who you are as a cosmic being.
And with that allow all sorts of purposes, activites and creative endavours to come your way without judging yourself for not sticking to one thing in life.
Watch the below video where Emilie Wapnick talks about "Why some of us don't have one true calling". This topic has been sort of a pet peeve of mine for years so when I came across the video I immediately wanted to write even more about it (I have written a lot previously on a platform no longer available).
She hit the nail on the head there a few times, don't you think?
So now: breathe a little more easily and stop fretting over not finding your ONE purpose or goal in life. Just live your life according to who you are at your core and allow others the same and this world won't be such a difficult place to be. Nor will it be such a difficult life to live when you realise fitting in or belonging is not worth it if it means abandoning who you are at your core. However different that may look to the "masses".
Till next time,
Make it about ease and JOY! And remember: Be a multipotentialite! If that rings true for you