This is perhaps the most frequently asked question in life. We all long to know why we came to this earth and what is the meaning of our lives.
This question incites a tremendous drive within us to discover the answer. Whether on a conscious or subconscious level, we are aware that knowing our soul’s purpose helps us to realize our true potential, gives meaning to our lives, or, at the very least, helps us to make sense of the extraordinary challenges we all face each day.
In an attempt to discover our life purpose in a definable way, we look everywhere. Perhaps we seek our life purpose through our jobs or through our personal relationships. Maybe we seek our life purpose by striving to be wealthy, or by obtaining powerful positions of influence, or by being popular. We may even seek our life purpose by trying to have the perfect body.
If you are seeking to discover your life purpose in these external ways, you most likely feel frustrated, unfulfilled, and downright exhausted. This is because our life purpose cannot be discovered outside of ourselves through titles, money, power, fame, or physical appearance. There is certainly nothing wrong with being successful, powerful, influential, and attractive. The trap lies in our believing that this is what defines us. Our true life purpose is not found in the roles we play in life. It works the other way around.
Our life purpose lies within our souls – the answer is within.
In other words, it is not about DOING, it is about BEING. To cite the popular quote originated by Yogi Bhajan, “We are not human doings – we are human beings.”
I believe that many of us feel we have not discovered our life purpose because we are looking for some grandiose life mission that involves saving humanity. Some of us even believe that this salvation can only be accomplished by becoming a doctor, a miraculous healer, or by accomplishing some heroic deed.
The truth is that when we focus our attention on BEing, we begin to realize that every thought we have, every word we speak, and every action we take is not only creating our personal reality, it also has a ripple effect on everyone, everywhere. This awareness creates an authentic motivation from within, and our accomplishments become the result of our living in alignment with our spiritual values rather than a quest for external validation.
“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles,
it takes away today’s peace.”
BEing our genuine self requires bringing awareness to every moment. This means we let go of the pain of the past and stop stressing about the future. I love the saying, “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” When we focus our energy in present time, we are free to be who we are. We shift our energy from our heads into our hearts, which allows us to choose thoughts, words, and deeds that are kind, respectful, compassionate, and cooperative.
So, we can stop elusively searching for the meaning of life. There really is an answer and it is the same for every one of us. Our life purpose is to BE love.
Have you been searching outside yourself to discover your life purpose?
I welcome you to share your story.
Love and Light,