Every person on the planet was born with a purpose, a mission in life, a universal plan.
Some people are lucky and already know what they are born to do, but others still have yet to discover it.
The difficulty is that we are conditioned by society, our families, and our friends, to work at a job or career, solely to make money, in order to pay bills, in order to survive. So we end up ignoring our purpose, our deep inner longings, and do what we feel we ‘should’ do instead of what we long for.
But working every day in a job you don’t enjoy, that doesn’t bring you happiness, may instead be making you more stressed and depressed, and can eventually lead to lack of health and even disease.
Instead, I encourage you to listen to that restlessness burning inside of you that says "There's more to life." It’s there for a reason! It’s saying to you, "You are meant to live your life on purpose," and "you are meant to help others by living your life purposefully."
Why else would you feel these inner yearnings to have a life full of passion, joy, and true happiness, if you weren’t meant to live it? The Universe wouldn’t give you these deep heart-felt desires of the Soul, if you weren’t meant to express them and share them with the world.
So isn’t it time then, to listen to these inner soul-felt yearnings, and to live the life you’ve been longing to live?
THIS IS YOUR PURPOSE!
If you want to feel fulfilled, and lead a happy life, it’s ESSENTIAL that you find your passion and life purpose. Without a life purpose to guide you, your life may not ultimately fulfill you.
Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring this purpose is perhaps the MOST important action you can take. It’s important to take the time to understand what we’re here to do – and then pursue that with passion and enthusiasm.
You have something unique to offer the world; something that no one else can. No one else is like you, and no one else can give what you can give, in the way that you can give it. Because you will make a difference that no one else can, it is important to know your purpose and to live it.
Understanding your purpose is vital.
The world needs your unique gifts. And that is your job, to figure out how to share your gifts to help others. But what IS your Life’s Great Work, or your Purpose? What if you don’t know what your Life Purpose is?
This is what I’m here to do: to help you find your Soul’s Purpose. And I’m here to help you design your life around your Purpose.
Here are some (just a few) benefits to living your Life Purpose:
I imagine you have experienced moments in your life when you felt truly connected with the Universe, like you were performing a task you were made for — maybe when you were organizing class or fundraiser, comforting an elderly family member, writing a novel, or perhaps creating a piece of art or music. In this moment you were in complete harmony with your purpose.
Living on purpose feels alive, clear, and authentic!
You may also experience “The Cosmic Flow,” which is a state of total absorption in which time seems to disappear and you feel completely content and fulfilled.
In short, purpose offers definite emotional and psychological benefits!
PURPOSE CAN INFLUENCE PHYSICAL HEALTH
In addition to the emotional and psychological benefits, having a strong sense of purpose can also help you:
PURPOSE LEADS TO BETTER RELATIONSHIPS
A 2009 study assessing the purpose of over 1,000 adults found that those with a high sense of meaning in their lives spent more time and attention on their loved ones and communities.
On the whole, people with purpose tend to be more engaged with their families, colleagues, and neighbors, enjoying more satisfying relationships as a result.
LIVING WITH PURPOSE PROMOTES RESILIENCE
One of the common features among people who live with purpose is that they are able to find meaning in the things that happen to them. Andrew Zolli, author of Resilience, describes these people as being able to “cognitively reappraise situations and regulate emotions, turning life’s proverbial lemons into lemonade.”
Ed Diener’s extensive research on the science of well-being has found that people with a strong sense of purpose are better able to handle the ups and downs of life. Purpose can offer a psychological buffer against obstacles—thus, a person with a strong sense of purpose remains satisfied with life even while experiencing a difficult day. According to Barbara Fredrickson, this kind of long-term resilience can lead to better cardiovascular health, less worry, and greater happiness over time.
(excerpts from: https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/why-life-purpose-important)