Why am I here? What is my purpose and what is the purpose of life itself, are all ageless questions. The answers are as diverse as the people who are pondering them. If you’re still wondering how to find your purpose in life, I’ll show you in a few simple steps.
When someone asked a famous Italian sculptor Michelangelo how he creates such beautiful sculpture, he simply replied that all he has to do is use his hammer and a chisel to remove the non essential and reveal the essential that already exists within the stone.
Ideally, this is what each one of us should do. The question of “what can I do with my life” is so remarkably important, that the quest for the answer deserves a very serious approach. It should not be left to some one’s formula or protocol.
The corner stone of Simpler Life Today, is to help you transform your life through a journey of self discovery. To shed the non essential. To experience the true meaning of life. I present this through exercises of simplicity and spirituality. By taking each hindrance, each ounce of the unnecessary and finding reasons to let it go. But like the title says, this is a crash course.
The following steps are simple, but the amount of effort that you place in them is entirely up to you. Prepare to shed all that you know and all that you think you are. This process is designed to clear your mind of all of the unnecessary noise that comes with having an ego.
If you are already involved in meditation, good for you! If not, I suggest that you start immediately by learning one simple meditation technique and practice it for at least 30 days prior to the next step. This is to help you improve your focus.
However, if you just can’t wait for the anwer, jump right in. How many questions do you have to answer before you know your purpose? I believe it’s just one. Get out a piece of paper and a pen. At the top of the sheet write: “What is the purpose of my life?”. Then, start writing everything that comes to your mind. One answer per line.
Don’t dwell too much on the answers. Focus on the the emotion behind the words. Avoid writing from your head, write from the heart. Let yourself be free with your words and your feelings, let them flow out of your heart. Fully give in to this process. When you find the right answer – you will know.
You will know, because writing anything else, will be unnecessary. How long will it take? That my friend is up to you and the path that you’re on. It depends on how deeply you are connecting with your feelings. One thing for sure, keep at it until you know. It may be the first thing you write, or it may take several hours.
So what if it takes a few hours? It doesn’t matter. It’s worth it, because the answer will be life transforming. As you write, you may discover partial answers, the ones that will give you a partial emotional release. This is great, and it means that you’re heading in the right direction.
Draw on that feeling and continue forward. The closer that you come to the final answer, the more emotional relief you will experience. You may want to stop or take a break. Don’t do it. Don’t let yourself go away from the desk. Don’t get distracted. Life of purpose awaits you.
What you are essentially doing is a form of self analysis. That’s a fancy way of saying that you’re getting to know yourself better. After all, the answer is already within you. All of the answers are. Everything is already there at birth.
It will help tremendously if you embark on this in a quiet, private environment. Set aside plenty of time and make sure that you do not get interrupted by anyone or anything such as the phone, television, etc. Make this your priority until you’ve come to your realization.
When I was looking for my purpose, I was unaware of this particular method. In fact, my answer came to me on a road trip in Mexico. Unaware of it, I was subconsciously seeking the answer long before I admitted it to myself. Just goes to show you, there is more than one way up the mountain.
I believe, that when you are truly ready to find your purpose, it will reveal itself to you whether you are consciously seeking it or not. My ultimate purpose, closely echoes that of Paramahansa Yogananda. “The purpose of life is to be free from suffering and to attain infinite bliss consciousness – and that is God.”
So now that you have your life’s purpose, your mission, what’s next? Now, you have to introduce your purpose into your life. Now you have the responsibility to yourself to put it in motion. It my take you years to fully apply it, but you can begin by implementing it today, one step at a time. I wish you much success on your journey.
Live well. Vlad