Have you ever asked yourself the following questions?
Is my life currently driven by my purpose in life?
P.S. if YES good for you but don’t get too excited just yet instead read till the end and then you’ll know for sure whether you’re true tinted core – whereas if No why don’t you ask yourself this question now?
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How do I discover my real purpose in life?
Now I’m not talking about your job, your daily responsibilities, or even your long-term goals. I mean the real reason why you’re here at all — the very reason you exist.
P.S I can feel the shivering slowly creeping in for most that had the YES as their final answer but don’t worry we’re all here to learn
Maybe you’re a rather nihilistic person who doesn’t believe you have a purpose and that life has no meaning. Well, it doesn’t matter. Not believing that you have a purpose won’t prevent you from discovering it, just as a lack of belief in gravity won’t prevent you from tripping (that’s the gospel truth).
All that a lack of belief will do is just to make it take longer but it doesn’t take away the fact that it exists, so if you’re one of those people, just change the last word on this blog title to may later, tomorrow, next week, next month (or even next year if you’re really stubborn).
Most likely if you don’t believe you have a purpose, then you probably won’t believe what I’m saying anyway, but even so, what’s the risk of investing an hour just in case you’re wrong and I’m right? After all, there’s no harm in trying
Here’s a story of a master martial artist and a novice. The novice asked the master martial artist to teach him everything he knows about martial art. The master martial artist held up two cups, both filled with liquid. “The first cup,” said the master martial artist, “represents all of your knowledge about martial arts. The second cup represents all of my knowledge about martial arts. If you want to fill your cup with my knowledge, you must first empty your cup of your knowledge.”
We all have something we’ve learned, it might be wrong, it might be right– to learn the correct thing you need to learn to unlearn the wrong things you’ve absorbed over the years and then learn the things that really matter and of which how to discover your purpose is one of.
If you want to discover your true purpose in life, you must first empty your mind of all the false purposes you’ve been taught (including the idea that you may have no purpose at all).
The goal of this publication is to educate you on how to discover your purpose in life?
Whilst there are many ways to do this, some of them fairly involved, here is one of the simplest that anyone can do. The more open you are to this process, and the more you expect it to work, the faster it will work for you. But not being open to it or having doubts about it or thinking it’s an entirely idiotic and meaningless waste of time won’t prevent it from working as long as you stick with it — again, it will just take longer to converge and make sense to you
Here’s my recommendation of what to do:
#1 Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type (I prefer the latter because it’s faster).
#2 Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?”
#3 Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase would do just fine.
P.S. Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you cry. This is your purpose.
It seems simple but it’s powerful. It doesn’t matter if you’re a counselor or an engineer or a bodybuilder, it really doesn’t matter – all that matters is that you discover your true purpose in life using this simple yet powerful approach.
To some people, this exercise will make perfect sense. To others, it will seem utterly stupid. Usually, it takes 15-20 minutes to clear your head of all the clutter and the social conditioning about what you think your purpose in life is. The false answers will come from your mind and your memories. But when the true answer finally arrives, it will feel like it’s coming to you from a different source entirely.
For those who are very enrooted in low-awareness living, it will take a lot longer to get all the false answers out, possibly more than an hour. But if you persist, after 100 or 200 or maybe even 500 answers, you’ll be struck by the answer that causes you to surge with emotion, the answer that breaks you. If you’ve never done this, it may very well sound silly to you. So let it seem silly, and do it anyway.
It is important to put down all your answers on your paper or word processor because no matter how irrelevant they may seem, they are all of utmost importance.
As you go through this process, some of your answers will be very similar. You may even re-list previous answers. Then you might head off on a digression lane and generate 10-20 more answers along some other theme. And that’s fine. You can list whatever answer pops into your head as long as you just keep writing.
At some point during the process (typically after about 50-100 answers), you may want to quit and just can’t see it assembling. You may feel the urge to get up and make an excuse to do something else. That’s normal. Push past this resistance because this moment is crucial so just keep writing. The feeling of resistance will eventually pass.
You may also discover a few answers that seem to give you a mini-surge of emotion, but they don’t quite make you cry — they’re just a bit off. Highlight those answers as you go along, so you can come back to them to generate new permutations. Each reflects a piece of your purpose, but individually they aren’t complete. When you start getting these kinds of answers, it just means you’re getting warm. Just keep going.
It’s important to do this alone and with no interruptions. If you’re a nihilist, then feel free to start with the answer, “I don’t have a purpose,” or “Life is meaningless,” and take it from there. If you keep at it, you’ll still eventually assemble the pieces together.
When I did this exercise, it took me few minutes, and I reached my final answer at step 96, Partial pieces of the answer (mini-surges) appeared at steps 13, 29, and 57, and then the bulk of it fell into place and was refined through steps 75-96. I felt the feeling of resistance (wanting to get up and do something else, expecting the process to fail, feeling very impatient and even irritated) around steps 35-40. At step 80 I took a 2-minute break to close my eyes, relax, clear my mind, and to focus on the intention for the answer to come to me — this was helpful as the answers I received after this break began to have greater clarity.
Here was my discovery: to live consciously and courageously, to echo with love and compassion, to awaken the great spirits within others, and to leave this world in peace, to add value and impact to mankind, to stir up the genius in me by helping others increase their productivity, to be the light that shines in this dark world as long as I’m here and even after I’ve left.
When you find your own unique answer to the question of why you’re here, you will feel it resound with you deeply. The words will seem to have a special energy to you, and you will feel that energy whenever you read them.
Discovering your purpose is the easy part. The hard part is keeping it with you on a daily basis and working on yourself to the point where you become that purpose.
The process of becoming your newly discovered purpose takes discipline and commitment to accomplish.
If you’re fain to ask why this little process works, just put that question on hold until after you’ve successfully completed the process. Once you’ve done that, you’ll probably have your own answer to why it works.
Most likely if you ask 10 different people why this works (people who’ve successfully completed it), you’ll get 10 different answers, all screened through their individual belief systems, and each will contain its own reflection of truth.
Obviously, this process won’t work if you quit before convergence. I’d guesstimate that 80-90% of people should achieve convergence in less than an hour. If you’re really entrenched in your beliefs and resistant to the process, maybe it will take you 5 sessions and 3 hours, but I suspect that such people will simply quit early (like within the first 15 minutes) or won’t even attempt it at all. But if you’re drawn to read this publication up to this point (and haven’t been inclined to ban it from your life yet), then it’s doubtful you fall into this group.
Give it a shot! Your best shot actually! At the very least, you’ll learn