How to Know If You are Living Your Life Purpose NOW
This is part 1 of a series on how to discover your real purpose in life.
“The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose.” ~ Rich Sherman
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~ Socrates
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach
Have you ever wondered what your life purpose is?
How do you know if you are living your life purpose or not?
Well, here’s a simple test:
If you are not living each day with excitement, energy, and passion, then you are not living true to your life purpose.
While this may seem like quite a harsh benchmark — How can one be excited about living every day? Isn’t that wearisome? — it is possible. And no, it isn’t wearisome at all. I’m not talking about crazy highs where you jump around screaming at the top of your lungs, though that can happen on some days. I’m also not talking about being 100% happy without a single ounce of negativity in your soul (this’d have more to do with achieving nirvana than finding your life purpose), though it can well be like this on some days too.
Here, I’m talking about a constant, inner excitement about life, kind of like a “humming” sensation inside your soul where you know your place in the world and that you’re doing things to make it happen. Not literally a humming sound, but a buzzing feeling inside you. It doesn’t matter whether you have a jaded personality by nature or if you have been living the past 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 years of your life with disinterest. When you discover and live true to your life purpose in the highest possible way, your soul will “sing” in a way you’ve never “seen” before. It’s a feeling you’ll know when you realize it.
In the words of my recently coaching client Anna who recently found her life purpose,
I found [my life purpose] this morning. I feel emotional about it. It really resonates with my life; everything I have done so far. You’re right — everything fits perfectly. I can move forward with this life purpose now.
Which brings us to this million-dollar question:
How do I find my life purpose?
How to Discover Your Life Purpose: Series
- are looking for your purpose,
- aren’t sure if you are living your purpose right now,
- aren’t interested in finding a purpose yet find yourself reading this page for some reason, or
- don’t believe that you have a purpose or life has a purpose,
then I’ve written this series for you.
For some of you, you may be skeptical about the idea of finding a/your life purpose. What kind of woo-woo crap is this? you may wonder. For the nihilistic of you who believe life is meaningless, you may think this series is utter rubbish. For the apathetic of you who don’t care whether you have a purpose or not, you may treat this series with scorn. Life purpose? Who cares? you may think.
That’s fine. The point is that you’re here at PE, and you’re reading this now for a reason. To you, I invite you to read this series with an open mind, as a child would when seeing something new for the first time. Imagine when a child is given a new toy. Does the child laugh at the toy? No, he (she) doesn’t. He (she) will take the toy, examine it thoroughly, try to figure out how to work it, play with it in earnesty, and treat it with no bias or scorn.
Likewise, I invite you to read this series with the same attitude: an open mind, without bias or scorn. Don’t approach this series with judgment, expectation, or skepticism, but simply with an open intent to learn. After all, that’s what we’re here to do: learn.
At the end of the day, there’s no harm reading this series, except an hour or so of your time invested. If you don’t like what you read by the time we’re done, you can close shop and move on. If you hate the material presented, you can unsubscribe and never get a mailing from PE again (that’d be a shame though). If you disagree with some of the content, you are welcome to continue embracing your own views, without obligation to change anything. I do not expect you to change anything about yourself.
But, let’s say you somehow, through the course of this life purpose series, discover something new about yourself/life. What’s going to happen? You’ll be able to take this knowledge and apply that right away. You’ll be able to use this nugget of wisdom to further yourself in your growth journey. You’ll become wiser than before you started reading the series, which is the goal of all content I create at PE.
And let’s say… that through this series, you somehow discover your real life purpose. Your purpose that has somehow eluded you all this while but becomes so clear all of a sudden.
What’s going to happen?
Suddenly, life as you know it will be different. Suddenly, you become privy to a whole new spectrum of life you never knew was there. Suddenly, you wake up each day with new-found zest of what’s to come, and what you’re about to do — more so than before.
I’m not saying that you’ll find your life purpose just by reading this series. That depends on how far along you are in your self-development, how much thought you put into reading this series, and how far you take the content and exercise that I’ll be sharing in the next few parts.
All I’m saying is, having a life purpose is a fundamental of living a conscious life. I want to support you in living your best life ever. By keeping an open mind (and heart), you will allow me to support you in your growth, in turn accelerating in your path toward being your highest self and living your highest life.
For those of you who feel you have full clarity of your purpose, likewise — I invite you to read this series with an open mind and see what comes out of it. Sometimes, it’s possible that what we think as truth isn’t true, in which it’s by adopting an open mind that the real truth will come to us. If what you think is your purpose really is so, it’ll float back to you by the time we’re done.
My hope is by the end of this series, you’ll be steps closer toward finding your real life purpose — in turn, living a truly conscious life of your creation. Whether you find your purpose or not is a secondary effect that happens when the right pieces are in place, and isn’t the primary goal here. Like I often share in my courses, progress, not perfection, is the key.
I’m stretching out my hand to you now. Hold my hand and hold it tight. In the next few parts of this series, I’ll be walking you through the journey of discovering your purpose — your life’s highest mission.
Proceed to part 2: Why Have a Life Purpose? 5 Reasons You Should Have a Purpose, where we look into what is a life purpose and why it’s important to have one.