“Purpose is what gives life a meaning.” Charles H. Perkhurst
What is the purpose of life? What is the meaning of success and fulfillment? What do I really want? How many of us have come to the realization that twenty, thirty or forty years of our lives have flown by and we realize that we hardly recognize ourselves, any longer?
Such questions, perplexing to most, have been asked and answered over the ages. Discovering the true purpose and meaning of your life is truly simple.
The reason for this is that I believe we each have a very simple purpose. One that need not be explained, cause we each already KNOW our purpose. But recently, after numerous emails from YOU the Beautiful readers, I will very simply explain to you , how to discover Your Unique life Purpose.
Each beings purpose can be as simple as-
- to be responsible
- to be useful
- to be honorable
- to be compassionate
- to matter
- to count for something
- to stand for something
- to make a difference
- to leave your mark
So much of what we do or decide to do with our life, our talents, our passions is based on these simple life purposes. These simple purposes are like broad strokes, full of color already present in the portrait that is YOU. You just have to fill in the details.
Discovering Your Life’s Unique Purpose can be a journey more wonderful than any you have ever taken before. Learning to live a purposeful life will fill you with the Joy of Life.
People today seem to be constantly searching for meaning in their lives; they look for meaning in endless consumerism, endless hours at their workplace, and endless streams of unsatisfying relationships.
The path to Discovering Your Unique Life Purpose is really very simple and can be mapped out in seven questions:
If you honestly answer these questions and honor the learning each one contains you will be much closer to living your life with Your unique Purpose, Passion and Absolute Joy.
Your Empowerment, Gratitude and Inspiration begins Now!
The following seven questions will assist you in discovering and articulating your purpose. Be as descriptive as you’d like. And the answer that makes your heart swell up, the point you feel so overwhelmed by what you are writing that you can’t stop crying, IS YOUR UNIQUE LIFE PURPOSE.
1. What do I most often give to others?
2. What do I have the most fun doing?
3. What do others look to me for?
4. What am I most often complimented on?
5. What do I do where I lose all track of time?
6. What do the people closest to me say my passions are?
7. What ideas, things, places and/or people am I most inspired by?
As an exercise in self-refinement and discovering your purpose, think about all your choices, your decisions, your passions, your desires, your relationships through the lens of these simple questions of purpose and see how clearly you will be able to see your own unique purpose.
The first set of points(each beings purpose…) + the answers to the seven questions, holds YOUR unique purpose.
But you already KNOW your purpose…You do! Just FEEL your purpose while you try answering these questions. And keep answering these questions everyday, till you are bursting with Life with Purpose with Passion.
Many of you might think you already Know your life’s purpose, which is awesome if its making you happy. But, answering these questions can still bring about beautiful revelations about your Self. Try it. Who knows, you might discover something new and exciting :)
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” Rumi
What are YOUR thoughts on this?
Have you already discovered your unique life’s purpose? If yes, how did that amazing revelation come about? If no, then how do you plan to start? What according to you is the simplest way to discover your life’s purpose? Please Share your wisdom in the comments below.
With Immense Love & Gratitude,
Counseling Psychologist/Spiritual Counselor