How Can I Find My Purpose in Life?

Finding Purpose

Well, the title of this blog is a meaty subject this week. Unlike some online influencers who claim to have all the answers, this is not going to be a step by step post on ‘how to find your purpose’.

There’s too many variables for me to answer that! But we’re all guilty at one point or another for the endless Google searches, fake promises that someone or something external will give us the answer we seek. Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing with our lives?

In our over-productive culture, there’s also quite a heavy assumption now that our purpose is found in our work/job. Maybe so, but maybe not…or maybe in a subtle way that we might not even be aware of.

So with this post, I’m not even going to try and give any advice – because really, I’m only just in the process of (re)figuring out mine now. There are no clear-cut, easy answers – and I think that’s part of the point, you have to be willing to step up and do the inner work, devote the time to regular self-inquiry.

Sometimes, major life events can almost catalyse this inate search for life purpose too, such as the death of a loved one or the end of a major relationship.

Ok, one top tip

The clearest I have personally got to defining what I believe to be my purpose is by sitting down to my daily habit of journalling. One day it all just came out in a kind of ‘download’, and I basically have it scribbled in the form of a spider diagram in the back of a notepad for the ‘day to day’ stuff (It didn’t even make it to the Official Journal!!) Can I convince you of the magic of working on your habits?!:

Before we carry on, I’m also referring to your ‘purpose’ as your ‘mission’. I found that this simple language shift reminds me that not only is this about helping and lifting up other people alongside myself, but also that the gift of life has been given to me by something bigger/a higher consciousness than my own, and its been given for a reason – so I need to step up and keep my side of the deal.

Resources to help you on your search for your purpose/mission:

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