Anyone on a journey of self-development has explored the idea of PURPOSE.
What is it? Is it innate? How do I find it? What do I need to do with it? What if things just aren’t working out for me? What if other people don’t care about my purpose?
These questions alone are exhausting. Luckily, we often times make it harder than it really is (way to go, brain!).
But I have learned a few profound lessons about purpose that I wanted to share with you.
- Purpose usually lives in your bliss: When we start out on our journey, we often believe that purpose is some elusive idea that we must go out and FIND. Usually, though, we just have to look at where we are the most HAPPY + BLISSFUL. Purpose also typically is found in recurring themes, which goes hand in hand with your bliss. What is something that makes you blissful every time you do it?
- Purpose does not have to directly serve anyone but yourself: I used to believe that my purpose had to be selfless; it had to be in service of someone else in order to truly be purpose. But this is bullshit. Your purpose does not have to DIRECTLY serve anyone but yourself. Why? Because the world needs happy people full of love. When you are living in your purpose, you will be (mostly) happy and full of love. You will be joyful. You will be glowing. And THIS is how you will serve others. Your joy, happiness, excitement, etc, will vibrate into the collective consciousness and result in a higher vibration and good for all. Your bravery and courage will INSPIRE others to be brave and follow THEIR bliss. So stop with the martyrdom. It’s not doing anyone any good.
- Purpose is not always easy: Some people think that once they FIND their purpose (even though now we have established that you usually don’t need to FIND it), they will always be jazzed and energized by it. Well, I am sorry to say that this isn’t always the case. Just because something is your purpose doesn’t meant that it will always be a walk in the park. Your purpose will help you become the BEST YOU that you can be, which means that you do have to work through your shit. You will have to walk into your darkness, face your demons, undo negative conditioning, let go of anger, believe in yourself. These things are HARD. I am not going to sugar coat that. But they are WORTH IT.
- BUT happiness can be found in surrendering to your purpose: Although you won’t ALWAYS be energized by your purpose, I can assure you, you will always be HAPPY. I’ve never heard of anyone REGRETTING following their heart, their bliss, or their purpose. When you surrender to your purpose, you can rest assured that you are making the best of your life. You are living. You are NOT just going through the motions.
This is the list for now. I am sure I will learn more as I continue to figure out what it means to live MY purpose, MY bliss, follow MY heart, live in MY authentic truth.
Which truth surprised you the most?
I would love to know!
Until next time….