Finding our purpose in life is one of those deep burning questions asked by humanity. What is my purpose in life? What was I put on this earth to do? These questions keep us up at night pondering our existence. A daily crusade to find the holy grail of answers. We continue to battle each day hoping to gain some insight into this mysterious question.
But to understand how to find our purpose we must get to the core. By this I mean that we must know what the essence of purpose is. By definition purpose means the reason for which something exists or is done. That can be a multitude of answers. A fingerprint of sorts because no two sets are exactly identical by nature.
Purpose has an almost infinite number of forms in the tangible world. Too many to name. What if I told you that the essence of purpose is composed of not tangible assets you can hold in your hand but intangibles? Hard to believe I know. It’s the truth though.
At its core, purpose is the composition of thoughts, emotions and energy that gives the individual a deep sense of fulfillment that permeates through every fiber. We look outwardly to find what our purpose is in life. Money, people, material possessions, or anything else we can project into the outside world.
We must look inwardly to truly find the answer of our purpose. To the intangible qualities of its composition that can’t be seen by the human eye. It is the composition of four main qualities that I’m going to share with you. Once you know what the essence of purpose is you will know where to begin your search for it.
Here are the main qualities in the essence of purpose:
1. Peace of Mind
The mind is your most powerful tool at your disposal. It can be your greatest ally or your worst enemy. That choice is yours to make because we have been gifted with the power over but one thing, our thoughts. The mind works in mysterious ways that even to this day humanity is still trying to uncover its secrets.
When you have found your purpose in life there will be a peace within your mind, a sense of calm that can’t be shaken even in the worst of storms. Your thoughts will be dominated by positive energy with absolute faith in the end result. You are certain with your path in life and continue down it regardless of the obstacles you face.
2. Love in the Heart
Love is the most powerful of human emotions. With love anything is possible. Love is something that must be felt to truly experience its beauty and splendor. Love in its true form is pure, it is unselfishly given with no thought of return.
With your purpose it is something that you love unconditionally, from the deepest chambers of your heart. It is a labor of love in the day to day process of the endeavor. That love doesn’t dissipate, doesn’t falter, it only continues to blossom as each sunrise brings about a new day.
3. Nourishment of the Soul
To understand this we must first know the essence of life. What is the essence of life? Growth. We as humans seek constant growth in our lives. Not in the terms of growing in height. That is something we can’t control. I mean growth in all areas in life. Growth in relationships, gaining new knowledge, emotional growth, spiritual growth. Growth is essential in life because when we grow we live. When growth stops, we slowly begin dying inside.
This one is simple. When you have found your purpose you will be on a continual path of growth in your life. You will strive for more out of life on a constant basis. Why? Because your soul comes alive when you are in the pursuit of growth. You get more out of each day and find value in all of life’s experiences.
Happiness is an emotion. Bliss is a state of being that is almost indescribable to the written word. Paradise is the closest word for bliss but it still doesn’t describe it enough. You know why? Because bliss is something that is intangible to the five senses we are given at birth. The only way bliss can truly be felt is when the three other factors listed above are in perfect harmony.
There is no describing this one for your purpose. All I may say is that if you have mastered the first three qualities of purpose and they are in harmony. You’ll be in bliss. How will you know? You just will. You will be certain of it without a cloud of doubt.
So now you know the essence of purpose. You now know that purpose isn’t something that can see seen by the eye or held in your hands. It’s something that is comprised of your mind, body and soul.
You have taken the first step in understanding your purpose in life. No may not know all of the answers to that burning question. That’s okay. It will come in time. The important thing is that you are on the path.
Let’s walk this path together. For everyone has a purpose. You will find yours. Don’t give up the search. I will lend a helping hand and we will find it together.