Sunday, September 11, 2011 Post By: Grayne Wetzky

What do you want?

Everybody has a life purpose, but most people don't know what it is. Most people are aware of a number of desires they have and goals they have set, but most of the time these are distractions. For modern man, many of the things we think we want are not aligned with our true purpose.

We are bombarded every waking hour with suggestions on what will make us feel happy and fulfilled. The problem is that these suggestions are not really designed to live out your life purpose. They are always designed to make you fulfill someone else's wishes. The results is that a lot of people think they want to have a lot of money and buy a lot of things.

When we set goals based on the false wants and desires we end up not acting in accordance with our true calling. We go to work and make money, but ultimately feel that our lives lack meaning. This disconnect between what we think we want and our true purpose is the root cause for a lot of the feelings of unhappiness that people feel in their lives.

The cure to this modern ailment is to look within and discover your own life purpose.

Finding your life purpose is not difficult. The hardest part is to discard a lifetime of learned wants and goals. Most of the effort involved in discovering your life purpose will be to work through the layers of assumptions you've built up. Once you get to the core of what you truly want in life you will instantly know you have found it. When you strike upon your true purpose it will resonate with you loud and clear.

To find your true purpose, sit down with a piece of paper and start writing down what you think is the most important things in your life. Keep writing and let your mind explore every possible idea you come up with. When you strike upon an idea that is appealing to you, keep exploring that direction. Refine your thinking and drill down to discover what part of that aspects holds the appeal to you.

Many people will find this kind of work silly or boring, you might be tempted to give up or think it's not getting you anywhere. It's important to work through these feelings. They represent resistance to giving up long held ideas. Work through it. Never feel that anything you put on your list is silly or stupid. The list is for you only and you can and should put down anything that comes to your mind.

If you have a hard time getting started try starting with one of these questions:

What activities do you do that makes you lose track of time?

What places you go to makes you feel happy and at peace?

What or who makes you smile or laugh til your side hurts?

If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be?

What principles or causes do you consider to be the most important?

If you stick with this exercise you will eventually strike on a phrase or idea that jumps of the page and takes your breath away. You will know that it's no longer any point in going on with your list. You have found your purpose.

When you know your life purpose you can start aligning your life to that purpose. It will become a lot easier to focus your energy on actions that bring you closer to your true nature and to reject things that keeps you from moving towards your goals. Living in accordance with your life purpose brings calm and clarity to your life. The sense of being lost or confused disappears. You can face your life with confidence and courage.

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