Realizing your ideal — whether you call it divine purpose, your calling, or your best self—is not as difficult as you might imagine.
That might be hard to believe, considering how few people actually achieve it & seem to be going through the motions of life without purpose or reason, feeling lost, unfulfilled or disconnected.
The answer is simple:
Most people do not like to think.
I hate to break it to you, but if you want to discover your divine purpose, you will have to engage in some serious thought. If you’re serious about it, you have to accept that your mind has the capacity to give you all the answers, but you haven’t looked for them.
I know I’ve been too complacent before, accepting the roles and tasks and status quo. And I’ve been scared. Scared of rocking the boat or doing something that might be judged. Scared of being “wrong” as far as choices, or because of my religious upbringing that taught more fear than freedom. Scared to really put myself out there. Scared to listen to myself.
Unsure of exactly how to listen to myself.
It’s hard to know how to do something when you’ve never really done it before.
Here are a few things that have worked for me:
Meditate and connect to your true essence and ask, “How may I serve?” “How can I send the most of my best into the world?” “What will make me the happiest?”
Understand that you have a part to play in this world, a vital part. You are a hero, a person of exceptional importance. You have a mandate, a mission here on planet Earth. Part of that mission will be in service of your fellow human beings.
Every day, before you get out of bed in the morning, ask yourself how you can serve others. Ask over and over – your mind will give you the answer, even if it does not come immediately.
Pay attention to what you love to do.
What is that one thing in your life that you absolutely love to do more than anything? That thing that gives you inexplicable passion and zest for life?
Think about it. What is that thing for you?
It doesn’t matter what it is – it only matters that you love to do it more than anything, that when you do it, you feel alive like you’ve never felt before. Spend time thinking about this and make sure that you find that special thing in your life. Remember, your mind will give you the answers if you ask it.
The next key some of you may find a little tougher. Find a way to serve other people with that passion you have deep within you, with that thing you love to do. How can you use your passion to help other people?
Like I said, it doesn’t matter what you feel passionate about – it only matters that you do it, and that you find a way to improve the quality of other people’s lives by doing it. You have to add value to other people’s lives. Use your mind. Spend some time thinking about how you can do this.
Now, it’s time for some more thinking! Devise a way to earn a living doing the thing you love, while serving others by doing that thing. As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, your aim is to add value to other people’s lives by using your passion. Think about things you can do associated to your passion that will give people what they need or solve a problem that many people have. If you can find a way to give people what they need, you will have no problem turning your purpose into a business that will support you and your family .
The last key is perhaps a little easier, but it still requires thought! You need to continually check in with your feelings to see if you’re on the right track. As you did in the first step, get quiet and go within – meditate. Think about what you’re doing and how you feel about it.
Does it make you feel great?
Does it make you excited to get up in the morning, like you can’t wait to greet the coming day to see what’s in store? I
f you’re not feeling this kind of passion about what you’re doing, you need to re-think what’s actually most important to you.
Your divine purpose is within you. You don’t need to go out into the world to find what it is. You will need to do that in order to follow that purpose, but to find it, all you need to do is ask yourself what you love and how you can serve others with that talent.
Give it a shot.
Use your mind and ask yourself for the answers. You know more than you realize. Your mind will give them to you!