I remember, maybe aged 6 or 7, wanting to be a fireman when i grew up. This dream stayed with me for a while but i soon lost that thought when i learned more at school. We all have hopes and dreams and some of us know from an early age what our purpose in life is. The career and path we want to follow can be clear and we are determined to get there no matter what it takes. It seems an easy life, doesn't it? but, for a lot of people, this idea of knowing your purpose is not so easy.
Modern society has a great pull in the direction of many. It's there to distract us from who we really are and what our purpose is, in this physical life. If we know who and what we are then our purpose becomes clear but just how do we get there?
Thankfully there are a number of helpful hints that are available. Once your purpose is found you may find many others that connect with you and ones that are on a similar journey with you.
Reading and educating yourself can help you find your purpose. Stories contained within them spurns imagination which itself is a purpose. Finding books that mean something to you can help you to make sense of purpose and why we need it in our life.
Purpose can grow out of suffering. Seeing pain in other people can harbour compassion and empathy, two values we should use more often throughout our daily life and lead us to purpose.
Certain emotions and behaviors that promote health and well being can also foster a sense of purpose - especially Gratitude. If we can see others offering gratitude and make a difference to this world, then we are more likely to do the same.
Purpose can be found when listening, especially to yourself. Don't get keen on putting yourself down and talking negatively about your actions. Thank yourself and reward yourself and your sense of purpose will become clearer.
There are many good people around you and you should surround yourself more with them. Stay away from the negative people who will only bring you down. Positive people will push you closer to your purpose.
Writing and telling your story can help a great deal in finding your purpose. Typing or keeping a journal where your thoughts jump out of the mind and onto paper is a great rewarding and reflective task.
It's never easy if you have lost your way in life sometimes thinking clearly helps, taking yourself away somewhere quiet and be alone with your thoughts without interruptions or background noise. Meditation to calm the mind is also a fantastic technique that you can learn to find your true connection and purpose.