Why is it that the mind thinks you need a reason to do or become? How does it feel to engage in purposeless action? Notice the word purpose implies dissatisfaction, desire for change and assumptions about imperfection. When are you idle by choice?
Consider for a moment, how your focus and priorities shift at different stages of your life. Reflect on what stands out during stages of infancy, childhood and teens. Reflect on highlights or turning points of adulthood; career and/or unemployment, stages of health or illness, singlehood, partners/hips, marriage, possibly divorce, parenthood, widowhood or whatever stands out. Now, when are your choices only based joy and making the most of the moment? Where are you aware of conditioning to work toward what you think is missing or would make you happy? What inspires you right now?
Everything is valid. There is no right or wrong choice, only situations that evoke a response or not and opportunities for lessons or unlearning. One perspective is that nothing ever truly happens. Beyond words and their contents, nothing remains. Here, no perceived lack exists, only perfection, acceptance and wholeness. Joy is being. Its what is felt in the heart.
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." -Philip K. Dick