Are you struggling to find meaning in your life? Are you unsure of why you’re here, and what you are supposed to do? I have been in your shoes. In this article I am going to share with you 4 must know methods that will show you how to find life purpose.
1. Stop Listening to Everyone Else
A lot of the time, what we think are our ideas, are not really ours. They did not truly come from us. In fact, the majority of everyone’s thoughts are to some degree burrowed.
Often, we adopt an attitude or belief about life that we haven’t actually thought through, and one may come to realize that they are not sure why they hold this belief in the first place. Well, it’s because somebody told it to you, somebody put this idea into your head and you made it a part of your reality.
Sometimes, it’s o.k. for this to occur, even natural. We don’t have enough time to analyze every single piece of information or idea that crosses our path, and our brains have to take short-cuts and assume that these ideas come from a truthful source.
However, when it comes to your life purpose, and your passions, you cannot look to the external.
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Because that is what a life purpose is, a reflection of who you are. That has to come from you, and your heart. Only you know what it is you are meant for.
Don’t listen to others when they try to advise you about something so vital to yourself. That is something sacred that is only meant for you to discover on your own. So, you have to start searching, inside of yourself. That brings us to the next step….
2. The Golden Moments
Has there ever been in a time in your life when you lost yourself in the moment? Completely? Your sense of time disappeared, your surroundings faded away, all of your reality was deeply focused on what you were doing in the present.
Perhaps you did not feel separate, and you felt immersed with and one with whatever was holding your attention. There was no you and it. You were it. Maybe that’s getting too philosophical, but if you have experienced something along these lines, it is a very strong indication that this is something you should bring into your life if you haven’t already. It is that feeling that you must chase, because that feeling is called passion. Your passion will lead you to your purpose.
Note: This does not apply if you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A clear mind is essential.
3. Signs During Childhood
Often times, we experience a glimpse of our destiny in our childhood. We are less inhibited as children and more inclined to follow our intuitions because nobody has yet drilled into us what we should or shouldn’t pursue.
What were you naturally drawn to as a child? Did you spend hours upon hours engaged in a certain activity? Do you remember being completely taken with something? Completely fascinated? Ask your parents what you liked to spend time doing as a child.
Who you were as a child is a fundamental part of who you are today, you are born with a unique set of inclinations that you are not meant to ignore. Take note of these memories, because there are signs littered throughout your past that have tried to point you in the right direction.
4. An Awakening Inspiration
Sometimes, our passion and purpose do not become clear to us until we witness something. Then it all makes sense, and it all falls into place.
Has there ever been a time when you saw someone do something amazing and you feel that it changed you? Have you ever witnessed something done by someone that had you completely awestruck? Did it make you think, “I was meant to do that.” Did it make you think, “I want to do that, I want to make people feel that way that I feel right now.”
This is usually an instantaneous feeling, a stroke of insight. You will know you are seeing what you are supposed to be doing because you will feel it.
The main themes throughout all 4 of these methods are deep-seated emotions. Powerful feelings that almost felt like they weren’t coming from you. Perhaps you felt like something else was driving you towards what you were meant to do. It is difficult to put into words, but you will just know.
This feeling is a unique one, only meant to guide you to your life’s purpose. So once you have identified this feeling and you have an idea of where it is leading you it’s time to take the first step and move towards it.
Things might not be so clear at first, but your path will only reveal itself to you if you take one step at a time. So, take the first step.
Here is a resource that provides specific and powerful questions you can ask yourself to further narrow down what your passion/purpose is.
Have an idea about what your passion is? Share your comment below.