Your purpose in life can be as simple or as complicated as you require it to be. You don’t need to aspire to be Beyonce or the Dahli Lama to have a meaningful life purpose. The only thing you need it to do is fulfill yourself on all levels but mostly your soul level.
Your life’s purpose is solely specific to you.
Some people never figure out their life’s purpose and others think they figure it out and then realize that they were wrong. I think when you figure it out, when you nail it, you feel it deep down in your soul…like “this is exactly what I was meant for”.
I also truly believe, and this is just me, that we have many different purposes as we cycle through life. For instance I know one of my life’s purpose is to be a mother to these two boys of mine. There is nothing in the world I am more proud of and that brings me as much joy as knowing they exist and that I brought them here.
But my purpose doesn’t stop there.
My secondary purpose, and I learned this through my biggest life lesson thus far, is my gift of empowering people (mostly women). I am not an extreme feminist. In fact I am quite traditional and believe in the institution of marriage (kind of) and I do believe in relationship “roles”, however, I know that a lot of women struggle with losing themselves in relationships and fall apart when they are not in one. In addition, there are a lot of women that allow men to take away their spirit and breakdown their esteem to the point of extinction. These women are fragile, confused, broken and traumatized – I know what this feels like because I was there.
My purpose is to help these women find themselves again. To find happiness inside themselves and to stop allowing people to take away their peace. I build them up and make them see their own beauty and help them find their own purpose in this beautiful life that really is so short.
So our purpose is often revealed during the hardest struggles of our lives. That is why they say “there is beauty in the struggle” because there is. This is why you must learn the lessons that the Universe wants to teach you, the first time, so you can feel and experience that beauty.
Your life purpose can be to travel, learn different cultures and pass the knowledge on to others through vices like blogging; or your purpose could be to work with animal rescues; or abused women helping them find safety; or to work with children in some capacity. The options are truly endless.
Identifying your purpose is simple once you start putting a few things into practice:
- Sit with yourself – get quiet – start asking yourself what your soul needs to feel accomplished in this lifetime
- Ask yourself, if you were to have a limited time on this earth (which we do) what would you want to do with that time
- Start journaling your passions, define them, see how you react as you start writing things down, do you get motivated and excited?
Once you have defined your purpose, start taking action, and once you do…the Universe follows suit and things start falling into place.