Have you ever wondered what your life is all about? Why you are here? What you are supposed to be doing with your life? Who you really are? The answer to these questions lives in your purpose. And we all have one – a purpose in life, and a unique one. To the degree that we know what our purpose is and direct our energy toward living and expressing it in what we think, say and do and in who we are, to that degree we will be fulfilled and live fully with deep meaning and joy.
Imagine waking up in the morning eager for the day, ready to take it on, saying, “Yes,” as you get out of bed, “this is my life and I love it. I love this day.” If you’re not already waking up this way, it is possible. It’s possible if you get clear about your purpose and live it.
If you don’t yet know what your unique purpose is, you can begin with a universal purpose such as the one I mentioned in the last newsletter – to add value to life and to experience and spread more love, joy and aliveness. Simply focusing on any one aspect of it such as experiencing and expressing more joy in your life will begin to turn your life around and transform how you get out of bed in the morning. And you’ll be able to look back at the end of the day and say to yourself, “This was a good day!”
Our unique purpose incorporates using our natural talents and gifts to fulfill a universal purpose in a way that speaks to each of us personally, that is compelling and alive for us. It will be unique because we each are.
First, be assured that you have a purpose – you’re here for a reason. The nature of the universe is that every living thing is created for a purpose that serves the greater good, that contributes to life in it’s continuing growth and expansion. Your purpose has to do with “being” and “doing” for yourself and others. With this in mind, the most important, and practical, part of all of this is to have one, today.
Discovering your life purpose can be really simple. The simplest way for now is to decide what your purpose is. Right now. choose a really good one, one that deeply moves you, that makes you light up and that is compelling. It might be something like to love and be loved, to develop my natural gifts and talents to the max, to make a difference to everyone I come in contact with, no matter how small, to only speak the truth, to do what I love and support others to do what they love… It can be as simple as “joy.”
Stop reading now for just a few moments, keeping in mind the essence of what “purpose” is. Close your eyes and take a couple of deep breaths. Ask yourself, “What is my purpose?” And smile as you allow an answer to your question to arise, or as you decide on a purpose. Open your eyes, congratulate yourself and repeat your purpose silently or out loud. Then write it down. Congratulations!
I suggest you write down the purpose you chose, or your purpose as you know it today, and look at it every morning. Write it down as a positive statement beginning with “My purpose is…” and filling in yours. Remind yourself of it during the day by repeating it silently or out loud. You could, of course, sing it, or dance it, or write it on your bathroom mirror. It’s most important that you keep it alive – it will exponentially return the favor.
There are other ways to explore your own unique purpose. The start you’ve just made – you have made one haven’t you – will begin to create a synergy that will help you to grow and evolve your purpose over time. For now, you have a way to live on purpose each day. So “Live on Purpose!”