Purpose is the reason for which something exists or is done. Everything in existence has purpose, everything exists for a reason. A table’s purpose is to support things, a chair’s purpose is to be sat on, and a tree’s purpose is to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen, etc, etc. Every piece of the puzzle is there for a reason.
What is your reason for being? What is your purpose? By this I do not mean what is your goal in life, such as to gather wealth, or achieve some status. Goals are small personal desires which tend to benefit oneself, while purpose is the connective, interrelated dynamic which justifies a thing’s very existence. Purpose is always about serving something outside of one’s self.
A tree isn’t here for itself, it is here to provide life to others. Purpose is not about deciding what we desire to get, but rather opening ourselves to discover what it is that we are here to give. Purpose is about understanding what is it that we have to offer. This is where we will find our treasure, the inner well of life and passion.
Knowing one’s own purpose gives a person an unshakable confidence and clear focus that is recognizable from a mile away. Knowing one’s purpose gives a person the energy to climb any mountain and explore any depth. People of purpose are living beacons who inspire everyone their lives touch.
How does one go about discovering their purpose?
Why with your newly acquired skills of intuition of course! Trusting in your intuition and asking a few very simple questions deeply and honestly will quickly lead you to a direct understanding of your purpose.
First, close your eyes and take three deep breaths and relax yourself completely. Next, tell your mind gently that you are seeking your life’s purpose and that is the purpose of the following questions. Then, ask yourself what is the first memory you had of true inner passion. Not momentary excitement, but the first thing that stayed in your mind and gave you lasting happiness. This thing or event will likely be a clue. Now, ask yourself currently what gives you the most bliss in life? What makes you feel the most valuable and the most fulfilled. Do not fabricate the answer, but allow it to surface naturally. This is another clue. Finally, imagine yourself on your deathbed as an old person, but instead of being afraid you are completely content and ready to make this transition. You are surrounded by loving friends and family and know that you have accomplished everything you came here to accomplish. From this place, look backwards at your life and notice what are the most important elements which lead to this support and fulfillment. What do you see?… Allow this image to unfold exactly as it needs to and follow it all the way back to the present and then continue all the way back to the first experience of passion. Now, look at the entire lifetime as one story. See the beauty of the struggles, the lessons, the pain, and the triumphs as you bring yourself back to the present.
Whenever you are ready, open your eyes and immediately go get a pen and paper and write down everything that you saw and heard. Do not even stop to use the bathroom, and don’t stop writing until you’ve got it all down.
Once you’ve finished, read the whole thing and then tell me in the comment section what you discovered. Reveal as much or as little as feels natural, but be as honest as possible.