5 Ways To Find Your Purpose

life goals meaning purpose Mar 18, 2019

1. Heart wisdom - Ask what if? 

There's a story of a student and a master. One day, the student asks his master the purpose of his life. She answers, "Only you can find that, but knowing of your purpose is not found in your mind, but rather in your heart. 

"If you knew, right now, that you were going to die tomorrow, what would you most regret that you had not accomplished?"

He responded that he would regret not making peace with his family and not creating his own center for learning. The master smiled and said, "See how you discovered it for yourself. Now, it is now up to you to go and make these your reality." Your answer is waiting for you inside.

2. What makes you feel alive?

What makes hours feel like minutes? What puts you into the zone? Creativity, your relationships, solving problems, teaching people, exploring. For me, I love writing. The hours disappear. For you, it could be painting, hiking, looking after others.

3. Turning pain into purpose:...

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3 Things To Say to Yourself When Times Are Hard

Everyone faces times when life presents challenges:

  • Maybe, you are starting a new job or ending an old one
  • Maybe a relationship you’ve depended on feels strained
  • Maybe some health issues are cropping up and you are worried
  • Maybe a family member is so emotional you don’t know what to do
  • Or it could be the daily things – like stuck in traffic, lost phone, a friend cancels

What do these all have in common?

You are expecting a certain result, and it’s not happening the way you want it to be. And you are annoyed, disappointed or just plain sad. Who has said to themselves: “This shouldn’t be happening. I shouldn’t be having this experience. Life isn’t fair.”

Your heart hurts. Ok, everyone feels that way sometimes – so what can you do?

In Byron Katie’s book called Loving What Isshe says, “Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience; taking...

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Feeling drained? Here's how to Power Up

Let’s start with one thing – self-care is not selfish. It’s one of the best preventative wellness strategies you can ever find – why? Burnout can happen – whether you are running your own life, a family or a movement, just as you have to take care of a car so it doesn’t break down, you have to take care of your own vehicle, which is created to take you where you want to go…if you look after it!

So what’s gets in our way?

  • Do you ever feel like you’re always putting other people’s demands or agendas ahead of your own?
  • Taking care of others before you take care of yourself – it’s hard to say NO!
  • It’s also hard to say YES, to prioritize time for yourself 
  • Also not recognizing what you need to feel energized.

First, understand that this matters. You don’t want to wait for a health scare to realize that you are running yourself into the ground. Anxiety is rising, but it doesn’t have to be...

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How to Deal with Overwhelm

The definition of Overwhelm: “feeling completely overcome in mind or emotion.” Maybe we have too much on our plate, maybe the to-do list is ridiculously long, maybe we’ve packed on too many “shoulds” in there. We stress about feeling stressed! But with overwhelm, there’s also the feeling of lack of control, and lack of clarity – we’re going to address those with two strategies to help you move forward. 

 
1. What’s most important? Exercise from Marie Forleo – The idea is that inner chaos produces outer chaos – so what we’re going to do now is create mental whitespace, more breathing room in your brain! CLARITY! Take some paper and a pen:

Step 1: Take 10 minutes and write down anything in your head

  • on your to-do list
  • anything that keeps you up at night, that you feel guilty about
  • all your projects, everything you tell yourself you should be doing, Write it all down.

Step 2: Cross...

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