How To Find Out If You Are Living Your Real Purpose Now

This is part 1 of a 7-part series on how to discover your real purpose in life.

  1. How To Find Out If You Are Living Your Real Purpose Now
  2. 5 Solid Reasons You Should Have A Purpose
  3. Why Earning Money Is Not Your Real Purpose (And How To Know What Is)
  4. 2 Important Things that Led to My Discovery of My Real Purpose
  5. 6 Things to Consider Before Identifying Your Purpose
  6. Discover Your Life Purpose In The Next 30 Minutes
  7. Living in Alignment with Your Purpose

Are you living your purpose now?

“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

How do you know if you are living your real life purpose right now?

Simple – If you are not living your everyday life full of exuberance, energy, passion and love, you are not living your real purpose.

What is your purpose in life? What is the meaning of our existence?

Depending on your upbringing, you will have different answers to this question. These answers may have been inculcated in you at some point by other people, or you may have arrived at the answers yourself in your own ways.

If you are an average output of today’s society, your purpose may be to be a good person, get married, stay out of trouble and contribute to the society at some arbitrary point in life.

If you are generally just jaded with life, your purpose may be to take whatever life throws at you every day and ultimately wait and die.

The purpose of life is a perpetual question which has eluded mankind since our existence. What is it? Why are we here? As lifeforms on earth, do all of us have the same singular purpose or do we have different purposes? If there is one true purpose, why are there different religions advocating different purposes? Is someone wrong then? Who is right and who is wrong? But how can so many other people be wrong?

Do you know your purpose? Why are you here on earth, right now? Have you ever lived life in a flurry, only to look back, wondering the meaning of your existence?

Discovering Your Purpose

If you

  1. are looking for your purpose,
  2. don’t know if you have a purpose,
  3. don’t believe in a purpose or
  4. are not sure if your current purpose is your real purpose,

This series on purpose is targeted at you. Even if you believe you have crystal clear clarity on your purpose in life, read on! It might serve as affirmative material or spark off additional perspectives for consideration. My objective here is to share with you my personal lessons which I have acquired in my pursuit to live my best life – to help you get the best out of your own life as well. :)

In the next-part on Why Should You Have A Purpose? Here’s 5 Solid Reasons Why, let us look into why we need a purpose and its significance in our lives.

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    Once a long time ago, my life purpose was devoted to a particular rose whom i cared about with all my heart……

    However, the rose died and i need to find a new purpose to life…. (tarot)

  • Celes

    Hi Shimure :) The interesting thing is Part-5 actually covers the factors to consider when identifying your purpose – one of them is about giving your purpose a limitless definition and not hinged on 1 particular entity. This helps ensure your life is anchored on universal principles which will never be shakable by anything. I’ll be posting part-5 up very soon! :)

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  • Ruby

    I really don’t know what to do with my life. I’ve got many, many years ahead of me that are ready for action, but I don’t know what to do. :?

  • Selfiyana Astuti

    Purpose of Allah’s (swt) Creation of Man & Jinn

    Surah Adh–Dhariya,t 51:56

    وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
    Wa maa khalaqtul-Jin-na wal-’insa ’il-laa liya‘-buduun.
    56. And (tell them that) I have not created the invisible beings and men to any end other than that they may (know and) worship Me.

    Thus, the innermost purpose of the creation of all rational beings is their cognition (Marifah) of the existence of God and, hence, their conscious willingness to conform their own existence to whatever they may perceive of His Will and plan: and it is this two fold concept of cognition and willingness that gives the deepest meaning to what the Qur’an describes as “worship” (ibadah).

    It is to be noted too that this spiritual call does not arise from any supposed “need” on the part of the Creator, who is self-sufficient and infinite in His power, but is designed as an instrument for the inner development of the worshipper, who, by the act of his conscious self-surrender to the all-pervading Creative Will, may hope to come closer to an understanding of that Will and, thus, closer to Allah (swt) Himself. This is therefore the object of creation, in the Holy Book, to act according to the Will and command of the Creator, the absolute submission to His Will i.e. Islam.

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  • Adjei Asamoah

    Oh God thank you for such an insightful information from someone so rich in knowledge and understanding about life. I have been sleepwalking all along. Thanks very much.

  • Ashutosh Jain

    I am a new visitor in this site…
    thank you so much for share this mindblowing information ….

    I have no real purpose now, I’m sure that, very soon I will find my real purpose on the earth ….be happy :-)