I once had the opportunity to ask one of my main mentors, Gabby Bernstein, about a paradox I was trying to get my head around.
Some say you should focus you energy on the service of others and some say it should focus on what brings you joy - isn't there a contradiction?
This is what she answered:
When you're in joy you are connected to source, that's why it's not about you. You are a conduit letting source move through you. When it's all about you people feel that and it's blocking you. Be in the light of the joy of what you're here to bring. It isn't about you and you should be in what lights you up.
I love this. There is a paradox in most things in life, but they don't have to contradict. What you are seeking is seeking you. And what you seek is ultimately connection to source because that's where you find true joy.
Know that your purpose here in life in deeply connected to your joy, and when you follow your joy you will be of service to the world.
With all my love,