Life Purpose: Three Things That Give Life Meaning
What is your life purpose? What gives your life meaning? We all know life has its ups and downs, times of clarity and confusion. Yet it holds a rich meaning, one that you unfold through living your purpose. Your purpose motivates you to do and be your best.
You could describe your life purpose as the life that you were born to live. This all-important topic is explored in-depth in Awakenings Institute’s Holistic Coach and Healer Certification Program. Here then are three factors, often overlooked, that affect your life purpose:
1. Your purpose keeps evolving, which gives life even more meaning.
You might stumble on your purpose. Also, you might discover it by doing something you enjoy.
For example, years ago Phillip became an elementary and special ed educator, working with children and teens. This was a good starting place for him to learn, grow, and express himself.
Eventually, a greater purpose came to his mind. It included teaching adults about coaching, healing and personal transformation, which aligned with what turned out to be his deeper passions.
So as you evolve, so does your purpose. Purpose comes with a territory, which is ever-shifting. This territory grows, changes and transforms as you show up differently to live your life.
You also may need to reinvent yourself in the process.
2. The purpose that gives life meaning can be large or small.
Purpose doesn’t have to be a grand mission. You don’t need to be the next Gandhi liberating India from the British Empire, nor figure you’re just playing too small.
Yes, some do have big purposes, and we encourage everyone to dream big. Keep seeing the brightest future before you. Also keep in mind that personal transformation, in whatever way it occurs for you, is the ultimate goal.
Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.
Some may be fulfilled by a more personal purpose – be it taking care of a child, being a support person in the background, or taking care of a building or property. All is valuable—all is worthwhile and meaningful. It’s a matter of what’s right for you on a deeper level.
You may want to build a large city or tend a small garden. Each is needed and part of the whole.
3. The more you individuate, the more your life has meaning.
At first we can make many efforts to advance with little success. We might try to please others, saying “yes” out of fear of saying “no.” We look too much to others, not trusting ourselves enough.
So too we might get lost in what others think, what they value rather than finding and expressing our own values. On the other hand, we might try the pushy, manipulative approach to get our way.
Eventually, we start to listen to our inner promptings. We harmonize more with our body-heart-mind and soul. In the process, you become the best you. You become more resilient and learn from mistakes to continually be the best version of yourself.
Discovering the unimaginable depth and beauty of your inner world is one of the most precious rewards of the spiritual journey.
It’s as if you are continually getting downloads from the universe and updating yourself. By focusing on using your own talents and skills to benefit yourself and others, something curious happens.
As you become more your own person – more authentic and comfortable in your own skin – you do connect better with others. Instead of pleasing and dominating, now you know how to have a genuine heartfelt connection.
It becomes more apparent that you are connected to everything. Your contribution matters. You matter. You are playing your part that only you can play.
Life Purpose: Your Destiny to Give Life Meaning
Whatever your destiny, whatever gives life meaning to you, giving up is not an option. Giving life meaning involves continuing to move toward it. Whether your life purpose is big or small, clear or vague, you are worth it. The world needs what you have to offer and so do you.
In the big picture of who we are and why we are here, developing your life purpose is one of three lines of development in our Transformational Triad.
The Three Lines of Development include:
1. Self-Development (and the Heart of Success)
2. Dream Development (and Manifesting Your Dreams)
3. Purpose Development (and Awakening to Your True Purpose)
These three lines of development evolve together and all are necessary elements that give life meaning on the journey to wholeness. They are also the subjects of three courses Awakenings Institute offers.
As you can see, this the Transformational Triad reaches further into human development than a group of techniques. It’s a transformational journey that includes purpose development, exploring your full human potential and more. If you want to live fully, to expand and grow in wonderful ways, the three lines of development create a synergy that truly transforms lives.
Want to give more meaning to your life and accelerate your development?
Find out more about Life Purpose Training in our Holistic Coach and Healer Certification Program
There is much more to life than just getting by. Awakening to the truth of who you are and why you are here is a blessing beyond belief.
– Phillip and Jane Mountrose