Rediscover Your Life’s Purpose

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.” ~ Australian Aboriginal Proverb

What is the purpose of my life?
What is the meaning of true fulfillment?
What do I really want?
Why am I really here on this planet?

With the new reality we are all in, where everyday is a blessing and every thing around us is crumbling, thinking about purpose is so imperative. This is a time when all our plans have gone up in the air. Nothing planned makes sense in the wake of the pandemic. Our lives have completely changed and most people are now realising that the way they had been living before this pandemic, was so far away from their true purpose. Its funny how this down time forced by the pandemic has given us all time to rethink our whole life.

So with that in mind, lets dive into rediscovering our true purpose. And yes, our life’s purpose can change and evolve over time too.

There are questions that perpetually haunt most of us…sometimes thirty, forty, fifty or sixty years of our lives have flown by and we realize that we hardly recognize ourselves, any longer? That drive we had in our youth, seems to have dimmed over the years.

Questions like: What is my purpose now? Where do I go from here? What will bring me fulfillment? etc.

Such questions, are confusing to most, have been asked and answered over the ages. Discovering the true purpose and meaning of your life is truly simple. No, I’m not kidding! 

I have often written about passion, finding your true self, loving yourself etc….but when it comes to the purpose of life, I have never really written about it in too much detail.

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/messages from YOU the Beautiful readers, I will very simply explain to you , how to rediscover Your True life’s Purpose.

Rediscover Your Life’s Purpose

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.

Re-Discovering Your Life’s True 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.

Your purpose can be as simple as-

  • to be responsible
  • to be useful
  • to be honorable
  • to be compassionate
  • to be loving
  • 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 True 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. But where is the passion and purpose in that?

9 Questions to help you to find your true life’s purpose

The path to Re-Discovering Your True Life Purpose is really very simple and can be mapped out in Nine 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.

The following Nine questions will assist you in discovering and articulating your purpose. Be as descriptive and detailed 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 TRUE LIFE PURPOSE.

1. What do I most often love to give to others?

2. What did I love to do as a teenager/kid?

3. What do I have the most fun doing?

4. What do I most enjoy thinking about and doing?

5. What do others look to me for?

6. What am I most often complimented on?

7. What do I do where I lose all track of time?

8. What do the people closest to me say my passions are?

9. 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 i.e. “Your purpose can be as simple as..” + the answers to the nine questions, holds YOUR true purpose.

But you already KNOW your purpose…You really 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 and content. 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 true 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 best way to discover your life’s purpose? Please Share your wisdom in the comments below.

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12 thoughts on “Rediscover Your Life’s Purpose

  1. Debbie Hampton

    I like that you suggest that our purpose be as simple as …. any number of things. I don’t feel a grand, big purpose. However, I can get behind a simple “be useful, be helpful, be a person you can be proud of” purpose. Thank you for this inspiration.

  2. Entering total lockdown with a 4 hour notice and thanking my stars that I had gotten my Miss Coco’s dog food the weekend before as well as the pollution control done for the quarter got me thinking about what I used to be grateful for and the shift in thinking, Zeenat.

    With all the difficulties and uncertainties I found the time to introspect and realized our North Star can change as we grow older and our life purpose evolves along the journey. Thanks for the questions, they are very relevant in these pandemic times.

  3. ckkochis2017

    Your insightful list of questions inspires us to see how easy it is to explore our purpose(s), Zeenat. In this period of time when a lot of individuals are evaluating what’s important, this helps to calm the chaotic mind and remind us that living a purposeful life will provide us unique opportunities to experience joy. Blessings to you.

  4. Most people like to complicate the task of figuring out their life purpose, thinking that it has to be something huge and sweeping. I’ve come to the same conclusion that you have: It’s simply a part of who you are. I believe that we’re all born with unique gifts. Our purpose is to figure out those gifts and share them with others.

  5. I love this article Zeenat! I so agree with your statement “With the new reality we are all in, where everyday is a blessing and every thing around us is crumbling, thinking about purpose is so imperative.” I have been looking at this time through the lens of what are my core values and how am I living in alignment with them every day. It is helping with the feeling of being blown around in the storm and staying grounded as I move forward. Thank you so much for sharing your insight and wisdom!

  6. Zeenat, I love the way you show us that our life purpose can be as simple as “loving.” Life purpose might be connected to our work, but not necessarily. These are such helpful questions, and I’m sure they will help people connect with their true passion in life. Connecting with our purpose makes every day meaningful!

  7. Thanks for sharing a great list on rediscovering life purpose.

    Recently, I posed this question with a client with whom I was helping: what would you regret not pursuing, when you are on your deathbed and assuming that you’ve not chosen on any path from now? Well, she finally found her answer with this question.

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