If life purpose isn’t something that we can achieve and it doesn’t matter how we share it as long as we're sharing it, that means we’ve been living it every moment of our lives. Maybe we’re living the shadow side of it (or the opposite) if things aren’t feeling aligned. But that doesn’t mean we’ve been out of touch with our purpose.
So, look for clues peppered throughout your life. I once worked with a client who told me she was all over the place and a total mess. She had been a special-education teacher, an ESL teacher, a sign language interpreter, a tech entrepreneur, and an energy healer. It made absolutely no sense—until we started to look for the clues within each of those things.
They were all about translating language, empowering people to express themselves, and helping people to feel whole and connected. Very quickly, those same themes (or their antonyms) were showing up in her deepest trauma and biggest dreams. It wasn’t something she had to achieve; it was an expression flowing through every moment of her life.
Life purpose is much bigger than something we need to accomplish or a job that we have. It’s the entire meaning of our being. It’s the reason we eat, sleep, and breathe. It’s why we’re here and how we uniquely see the world.
The biggest barrier to discovering your purpose isn’t that you’re screwed up or broken; it’s that you’ve been looking at it in a disempowering way.
Are you ready to start seeing your purpose in everything you do?
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