One of the questions that is often heard in the field of personal development is, “What is my purpose?” Does that sound familiar?
So, what is your purpose? Could it be that it requires nothing more of you/us than to be happy? Could it be that your purpose includes being the best version of you as teacher, student, poet, painter, lawyer, doctor, business owner, retail sales associate, barista, farmer, lover, partner, mother, father, sister, brother, or whatever from moment to moment?
From my perspective, knowing what your purpose is involves loving where you are and who you are now,and being aware of what draws you in. From that place of acceptance, accountability, and allowing, we can begin to move toward our purpose-filled vision, and begin to thrive – on purpose.
If you are struggling with wanting to know what your purpose is, consider the words of Osho:
“You are not here accidentally – you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.”
Will you open your heart and mind to that?
Sit quietly, with as few distractions around you as possible, and close your eyes (but finish reading this first!).
Follow your breath in and out.
Notice your thoughts, emotions, and any physical sensations.
Return to following the flow of your breath.
Bring the word ‘purpose’ to mind.
Allow the word to roll around your mind, and notice where this exploration takes you. It is possible that the word will begin to dismantle itself in your mind, to break down, sound silly, create confusion, or inner chaos, or joy. Just be open to noticing.
End the experience when it feels right for you.
For a deeper look at your purpose, consider joining me for a 60-minute Insight Session. The goal of the session is to help you get as clear as possible as you move more fully into thriving in all areas of your life. A comment below will get my attention.