Many people misunderstand the entire concept of discovering your life purpose.
What are your thoughts on the subject?
Do you associate the words “life purpose” with people like missionaries, scientists, nuns, priests, or maybe doctors? Have you fallen into society’s trap that says only certain people have a higher calling to do so-called "significant" or "meaningful" work?
The fact is that you're designed to live a life of purpose and fulfillment. In reality, living with purpose is merely identifying for yourself what you expect from life and what type of specific goals and objectives are most important.
I love this quote from Wayne Dyer's fantastic book, The Power of Intention:
"I stressed that we become what we think about all day long. What thoughts do you have that inhibit you from feeling as if you're on purpose in your life?
"...Suppose you know this is a purposeful universe where your thoughts, emotions, and actions are a part of your free will and are also connected to the power of intention.
"...the very act of questioning why you're here is an indication that your thoughts are nudging you to reconnect to the field of intention.
"...why do you want to feel purposeful? Why is a sense of purpose considered the highest attribute of a fully functioning person?
"in a sense, thoughts about about your purpose are really your purpose trying to reconnect to you. This infinite reservoir of loving, kind, creative abundant energy grew out of the originating intelligence, and is stimulating you to express this universal mind in your own unique way."
Before we continue discussing discovering your life purpose...
Discovering your Life Purpose can sometimes be a challenge and difficult. I'd love to create a community here where you can ask questions and get answers from me or other visitors. I've set up this community below. Also, what are your thoughts on what Tolle says in the above video? Some folks love it & some say this makes them feel crazy :-)
It’s a misconception that only those who sacrifice all worldly possessions or their personal goals and dreams are living with purpose.
In actuality, discovering your life purpose will open up a world where you experience joy, satisfaction, contentment, and happiness as you build toward fulfilling your dream life.
You may have heard of people who are currently living their dream lives and talk about how they’ve experienced some sort of spiritual calling to do what they do. It’s almost as if they have no other choice but to follow an inner intuition in regards to their life work.
This is how it is for some people. However, if you don’t feel that “inner knowing” yet, it’s not time for you to feel despair. Instead, understand that somewhere deep within is the answer to your life. It’s simply a matter of taking the time to reflect within and to begin the discovery process.
Think about it, do any of the questions below sound familiar to you?
If you’ve found yourself asking these types of questions, then you’re ready to begin discovering your life purpose!
Don’t worry if it all sounds a bit confusing right now. The point is that your inner soul is hinting to you that it’s time for positive change in your life. That’s why these questions keep popping up.
At this point, just rejoice that once you do identify your purpose and begin living through intention, you’ll no longer be:
Instead, after discovering your life purpose, you’ll begin to:
At this point, you may be asking, “How do I actually find my purpose?” The answer is simple: it’s already inside you and you simply need to bring it to the surface.
Now, actually bringing your purpose into your consciousness so that you can understand it and live it might not be so easy.
Realize that only you have these types of answers.
Others can help to get you thinking but only you can decide to invest the time necessary when it comes to discovering your life purpose.
Here’s a few clues to help you begin the journey:
Begin to reflect on and write down that which you feel passionate about.
What comes easy to you? What do you love to do whether or not you’re paid for it or anyone even knows about it? What is truly important to you?
As you start to uncover your passions, likes, and natural talents, just keep in mind that this journey for discovering your life purpose will ultimately lead you to discover the essence of your very soul.
By the way, do you have life purpose thoughts to pass on to others...
Do you ever feel as though there is something bigger meant for you? Are you bored? Feel as though your talents are being wasted? Let's get some conversation going here. Ask your questions. Then, allow myself or another friendly visitor to offer insight.
Click on the links below to read some stories/tips about discovering your life purpose. They were all written by other visitors to this page.
Keys to Finding Meaning in Life
Struggling with Finding Meaning in Life? Discover Why Finding Meaning in Life is Vitally Important to Living a Life of Abundance, Happiness, and Joy.
When Life Has No Meaning
Feeling as Though Life Has No Meaning? If Life Has No Meaning for You, it’s Time to Seriously Look Within and Consider What it is You Were Placed Here to do.
3 Benefits and 3 Steps to Discovering Your Life Purpose
Discover three benefits to working on your purpose of life and take three steps to knowing your purpose.
Grandma's Letter to my Aunt Donna
A letter written to my aunt Donna from my Grandmother, Muriel Silva, in 1966.