Purpose. Do you know yours? If you don't, and aren't striving toward it, you suffer on so many levels. Your life seems lackluster, meaningless. But it doesn't have to be! Here's the first most important step in how to begin finding yours.
Life doesn't seem to have any meaning when there's a lack of purpose.
And when you don't seem to have any meaning, unhappiness and frustration tend to be your constant companion.
Your life is in survival mode. On autopilot. Same thing day in and day out. Working just to pay the bills. Struggling through the day with frustration and exhaustion. And you ask yourself, “What's the purpose?”. “Why am I even doing all this?”
Are you on autopilot?
If you don't have a purpose you are.
When you're living a life of purpose, every day seems new again. You have a sense of excitement and wonder about life. You know where you're going. And you don't really wonder how you're going to get there, you simply enjoy the journey!
So I'll ask you again...are you on purpose or on autopilot?
I was there. On autopilot.
But I was able to come out of it and began living my life on purpose. You can read more about my story here. The thing was, I had to first realize there was such a thing as a purpose. I mean, I didn't really know that life didn't have to be on autopilot. That's what most people around me did, live a life of no purpose. I was just going with the flow of what I knew. And if you don't know, it's kind of hard to move out of it.
Does this sound familiar?
Even when you think you're on purpose, like going to college, getting married, having kids, it isn't really purpose. Purpose is more. It's something that is going outside the box. Outside of the “norm”. Something that is unique to you. That stretches you. That's your passion. It's what gets you out of bed in the morning and is the last thing on your mind as you go to sleep. If it's not this, it's not your purpose.
Some of you may already have a passion or gift...but it always takes a back seat to everything else. Is that you? Well, if you want that new, exciting, “here's why I'm here!” life, you need to stop putting that purpose on the back burner.
But how?? I hear all the excuses: I don't have time, money, energy, knowledge, resources....blah, blah, blah....
If you think you do or you think you don't...you're right!!
And the first step to living in your purpose is to stop yourself from thinking the “you don'ts” or the “I can'ts”. Nonsense!!! YOU DO and YOU CAN!
“Well, I must have no purpose because I don't have a passion or gift.” Again...NONSENSE!!
Everyone has a purpose. I think the saying goes, “God didn't make no garbage!”
We were all created to bring something unique to this planet and our lives. And if you don't know what it is, here's where to start:
Pay attention to your day. What grabs your attention? What do you do that makes you loose all sense of time? What excites you? What relaxes you? What would you do first thing in the morning, if you could do ANYTHING?
The things that pop up don't have to be grand. Start small. Maybe what does all these things for you is sitting down with a cup of coffee. If that excites you you probably aren't doing it very much. So maybe your bigger reason for doing it is to get a little 'you' time. 'You' time is where you begin to let your inspiration seep in to your world. To be calm and be in the now. That's where inspiration is.
Inspiration is the first important step and the key to discovering your purpose.
Meditation is yet another way to allow inspiration in. One of the many reasons to do it.
If meditation doesn't come easily, do it The Canine Flourishing Secret way...while you walk your dog.
That's your dogs purpose. To show you how being in the now is done. And he's a master at it!
You'll go back and forth between thinking and not thinking, that's normal, but it's the process and not what you're gaining as much as what you're loosing like anger, frustration, sadness, boredom...which allows other wonderful things seep in like inspiration. So don't give up!
You are a soul waiting to be inspired!
Life is meant to have meaning.
You are meant to have purpose.
So don't live another meaningless day without living toward or in your purpose.
Instead I challenge you to wake up tomorrow and do what you would do if you could do ANYTHING.
Then hold on for the ride...because your life will never be the same again!
And don't forget to take the strength test above to gain more insight!
When you're ready to learn more about how The Canine Flourishing Secret will help you have a better more thriving life, visit me at www.bethfrye.com
Let me leave you with a few questions: Imagine...
My mission is to keep dogs in and help dogs find their forever homes.
I am Beth Frye