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LIFE PURPOSE

Your life purpose consists of the central motivating aims of your life—the reasons you get up in the morning. Purpose can guide life decisions, influence behavior, shape goals, offer a sense of direction, and create meaning.

What do you love the most in life?

Why do you think that you love it (that thing you love the most)?

Who do you admire the most in life?

How can you be someone like him or her with what you have at hand?

How can you make it worthwhile for more people?

What’s True About You Today That Would Make Your 8-Year-Old Self Cry?

How Can You Better Embarrass Yourself?

How Can You Better Embarrass Yourself?

We exist on this earth for some undetermined period of time. During that time we do things. Some of these things are important. Some of them are unimportant. And those important things give our lives meaning and happiness. 

“What can I do with my time that is important?”

Everything involves sacrifice. Everything includes some sort of cost. Nothing is pleasurable or uplifting all of the time. So, the question becomes: what struggle or sacrifice are you willing to tolerate? Ultimately, what determines our ability to stick with something we care about is our ability to handle the rough patches and ride out the inevitable rotten days.

Living life in the real world can be tough, and at times, it does feel like your only purpose is to work, eat and pay the bills, but with the right perspective and a few practical lifestyle tips on how to manage the daily grind, you CAN find happiness and genuine life purpose, without even looking for it.  

 

What you love the most is your life purpose. You just need to remind yourself about it and be more observant of your thoughts, feelings, and the facts about what you love and how it would impact your life.

Educating yourself on how your body works and what it needs to be healthy, can create a new sense of self-purpose and focus without you even realizing it’s happening.

Keeping in mind that your job does not define who you are, but does provide you with the ability to take care of yourself and can keep you grounded in self-value.

Being physically fit is not only healthy for your body but does wonders for your attitude.

When you spend at least 30 minutes in physical activity, your endorphins kick in telling your brain that you feel good, and soon you are having a little “real life” stress escape enabling you to release built-up tension and enjoy reconnecting with your muscles.

Outside of simply finding your purpose is reconnecting with your body and staying healthy.

Finding your purpose simply by living your life with a more positive perspective, a little more gratitude and a willingness to give a little more than we normally do both to ourselves and others, can help us find a deeper sense of self-value and enjoy the ride we call life a little more every day.

Your life purpose has always been there all along.

When You Feel Good, You’re on Your Path toward Your Purpose

If you want to be a professional artist or author but you aren’t willing to see your work rejected hundreds, if not thousands of times, then you’re done before you start. 

What unpleasant experiences are you able to handle? 

We all have a tendency to lose touch with what we loved as a child. Something about the social pressures of adolescence and the professional pressures of young adulthood squeezes the passion out of us. We’re taught that the only reason to do something is if we’re somehow rewarded for it. And the transactional nature of the world inevitably stifles us and makes us feel lost or stuck.

She just wanted to play. And that’s where passion always begins: with a sense of fun, and with the company of a muse.

THE INNER CHILD

What did you love you do when young? Well, besides swings, sweets, goodies, and prezzies. What did you love to create without the need for appreciation?

You know, the stuff created just for the fun of it.

For me, it was writing stories, poems, mixed with illustrations. I wasn't technical nor did I question what I wrote or sketched. I just had fun with an idea for no purpose. 

I think there lies the answer to the question, what is my life purpose? Seek the joy you have without any purpose, without reason to an end.

I used to chase things that made me curious. I created without thinking of creating. These days I'm trying to refind my non-purpose. I wrote my first novel and felt alive, that I finally had a purpose. This was it! But, that feeling dwindled when it felt like the publisher wanted more sales. Pushed me into marketing, selling myself, and he got beta readers involved that wouldn't just enjoy the story but picked holes in small things. Everything became technical and stole my 'joy'. Deflated, I stalled writing the second book. I was heartbroken. I couldn't see myself as one of 'those' authors that had talent, a natural storyteller. Yup, I pinned my writing to external things and held myself against perfection, not my joy. Then, I became ill, and years passed without me going back to the intended series. I wasted so much time thinking that I was not good enough. I've learned that all of that doesn't matter to me. I've always hidden from external judgement - I had just forgotten because of others expectation. I lost my purpose. 

This happened with art, too. What was the point in putting so much energy and time in? It didn't get me any further in life. I listened to my partner at the time, who said that I try lots of things but don't put them to use, or make any money. I explained that it wasn't about money but the joy, the experimentation. I remember that I said this to my publisher who looked confused, but it was/is my truth. Has always been. Success didn't drive me, the love of a thing did. 

 

As time moved on, I lost this truth and had to rediscover it.  When you find yourself lost due to many reasons, it's hard to see clearly, even when the truth has always been a part of you. So, I think that we do know our joys deep down but due to expectation can get confused with the need to make a living. Don't get me wrong, it would be fantastic, a dream fulfilled to earn from your joy, but it can't be the place that you create from - ever - for it will be made without soul and this isn't enough to see you through the tough times.

You don't have to be creative, it can be anything of joy - your passion.

It's what you find yourself returning to over and over for no purpose.

That just might be your purpose.

Love & light,

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She is busy creating her own fairy tale.

She wants to share words and art, the beauty from her own mind and from others. Everything is suggestive and sharing creations allows us to be freely connected. It creates a sense of belonging and inspires. She can think of nothing more perfect than that.

Stay free. Stay in your own truth even when others don't understand your reasoning. We are different for a reason. There is no right or wrong way of creativity. Someone will connect with your truth through words or visuals, see with the same eyes, feel with a similar heart, those are your tribe. Don't force anything, just let it be...

Keep dreaming. Keep curious. Keep trying. 

Most of all DO.

Be playful with no expectation - have fun and don't listen to anything but your own soul.