I can remember the feeling so vividly-the emptiness, the yearning, the confusion, the lacking, and the depression. They all merged together, and the always seemed to present themselves at the worst possible times.
The simplest things, like getting out of bed in the morning felt so heavy. The best joys in life, like being with family and creating new connections, felt unsatisfactory. Things were hard and almost unbearable.
Back then I didn’t have a clue what was creating these feelings, or what I needed to do to change them.
It sounds like a cliche to say that one day something happened that changed my life forever, but it did. Everything transformed for me when I decided to focus on creating purpose in my life.
Life is an entire different experience when you know what’s guiding you.
What I’ve learned is that it is only when your mind, body, spirit and soul are in alignment can we truly reach satisfaction and fulfillment. We must find our purpose, our meaning that we desire. That doesn’t mean that the American dream must be forsaken, it only means that we must be pursuing it in harmony with purpose.
As I dug deeper to find my own purpose I discovered some truths:
We all have a purpose, one that provides meaning and direction for our lives. We may not have found it yet or we may have found it and have suppressed it but we all have one.
It is never too late. No matter your age, no matter of your past decisions, if you have only one day left to live, starting the journey will bring peace, satisfaction and fulfillment to your life.
Finding it requires a disciplined and detailed process. It is not something that it found by accident.
Purpose is not a job or a role. It is a guiding light, how you apply it to what you do is up to you.
Staying true to it is even more difficult that finding it. Family, friends and society in general are constantly causing to question it’s veracity and it’s value and your ability to live it. Don’t give in.
Fulfillment and satisfaction come from the journey not the achievement of our purpose. It is from tending to the journey that the fruits of satisfaction and fulfillment are harvested.
Living our life with meaning requires that we must be all in. Our mind, body, spirit and soul must be committed to our purpose. We must be aligned and balanced in our approach. We cannot get fit and stay fit if our spirit, soul and mind aren’t aligned towards the end. We cannot discover our purpose unless our mind, body, spirit and soul are committed to the task.
Purpose lies within and we must find it and the power that comes with it or be forever controlled y what lies without.
The time to begin is now. We need not wait for a life changing event to prompt action. Start from that feeling inside that says, “Is this all there is?”
Do it now cane live a life of harmony and peace.
, “Is this all there is”? Do it