The monkey swung fast, from branch to branch, giggling, jiggling, leaping swiftly! It was having the time of its life, happy in the face of danger! It was literally in the tiger’s face, teasing, taunting, dangling one limb then another, within easy reach of the drooling tiger’s mouth, then swift as only a mischievous monkey can, the limb was whisked out of the tiger’s reach, and almost immediately, the monkey would leap away, only to start the tease -taunt cycle again. Crazy? Yes! Yet, such confidence, for the monkey was safe in its part of the natural habitat, and skilled in that which he was designed to do!
Laughing in the face of danger!!
A dolphin at sea would not surprisingly be ecstatic, but not a monkey! Every being belongs in the environment designed for it, humans no different. Seasons may require environmental changes and staying in the wrong place in any season could be very hazardous!
Peace in the fiercest storm
An elderly lady once told me how with her husband they experienced indescribable peace, riding on the open back of a truck with bullets flying about at repeated near miss, whilst doing missionary work in Botswana. She recalled the deep rooted and unshakeable confidence of being in the right place at the right time, in spite of life threatening danger. Such peace!
Living purposefully doubtless gives indescribable peace, inexplicable to the the world’s apparent measuring standards of success or happiness. The path to determining one’s purpose is to follow one’s passion!
Don’t swing on trees when your whole being is craving a swim in the deep blue sea!
Develop, exercise and enjoy your healthy passions, the key to purpose in life!