Some of us think we know what our life purpose is, but it seems like whatever we do, it is a struggle to actually follow that life purpose. Others of us don’t have a clue as to what our life purpose is. We just know that we have one and we would like to find it.
I am here to tell you that if you are trying to think your way to your life purpose, that you are never going to find it. Knowing your life purpose isn’t going to come through your mind. You have to use your heart. When you feel your way to your life purpose, you will use your heart to ignite passion, the passion that will make following your life purpose effortless and easy.
Now some of you who just read that: Your mind is already arguing. It’s feeling left out. It doesn’t see how it’s not needed to discover your path in life.
I am here to tell you that your mind is designed to keep you safe. It isn’t going to let you out of your comfort zone. It doesn’t like change. Fear comes from the mind. It’s going to tell you every reason your real life purpose isn’t going to work out for you. It’s going to try to convince you that you “need” that corporate job that is killing your soul, because you need the money. It will try to convince you that it’s your real purpose. Or, it will try to convince you that other paths are your true purpose which are not. The mind tries to control everything. It tries to force things, and make them happen. Whereas, the heart surrenders and allows life to flow.
How To Find Your Life Purpose By Using Your Heart
The heart knows. The heart is the one that will awaken you to your life. When you let your heart lead you to your purpose, you won’t have to obsessively plan anything. When you live life through your heart, life rises up to meet you. Things seem to magically happen to get you to where you need to be. But, it takes being aware of how your heart feels, so you don’t miss these opportunities.
Our soul holds our life purpose, and its messenger is the heart. If we learn to receive its messages, it will lead us in the direction that we are meant to go.
Living life through the heart means saying yes to opportunities that rise up even though they may not be things that your mind is usually attracted to. You will also see when situations aren’t working. You will feel when things seem to be a struggle, and you will let those situations and people go.
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”-Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
You know you are in your heart when you are doing activities where you lose track of time. Inspiration just floods your entire being, and you feel happy. We really are meant to be happy. Life isn’t meant to be a struggle.
When the heart leads us, we become willing to try new things. We become willing to release old patterns, and we try new ways of doing things. Our heart isn’t afraid of failing. Our heart knows that when we follow the calling of the soul, there is no such thing as failure. When we are on the right path, there is no experience we have that isn’t one that the soul has chosen.
“Within the sacred space of the heart, you have recorded your heart’s deepest desire that you wish to manifest and live more than any other thing or event. It is there for you to remember, your purpose for coming to Earth in the first place-the very reason for being here.”-Drunvalo Melchizedek, Living In The Heart
Start looking at the influence you are having on others around you. What are they telling you that you are good at? How are you blessing them? Those are clues to your purpose.
What are you judging yourself for? Oftentimes, we dislike the very thing about ourselves that can be a clue as to what we are supposed to be doing. Our mind judges the very gift that we have to give. For the longest time, I judged myself because I thought I talked too much. Once I started living life through my heart, I saw that I had a great gift with the words that I spoke. I also started listening to others more through my heart, and realized I could respond through my heart to others and with fewer words. I realized part of my purpose isn’t just in the words that I speak and write, but it also has a lot to do with listening to others. Very few of us listen to others with our hearts, but I have learned to do that, and not only that, it’s part of my purpose!
When we let our hearts lead, things in our lives become more than just about us. We feel compassion and realize our purpose as it relates to the whole. We see our part in helping all of humanity. When we start helping others, our value isn’t based on the money we make. It’s based on how much we are helping and loving others.
When you look for your purpose through your heart, it becomes less about what will make you happy and fulfilled in your life. It becomes more about what you can do to improve the lives of others. And, when you start improving the lives of others, you come to realize, there is nothing more fulfilling than that. After all, that is the true path of the heart.
Our hearts are so much bigger than our minds (The HeartMath Institute has discovered that the human heart generates the largest and most powerful energy field of any organ in the body, including the brain within the skull. In fact,the electromagnetic output of the heart is up to sixty times stronger than that of the brain.) Isn’t it time to become bigger than ourselves? It’s possible if we let the heart lead.
Do you want help connecting to your heart and finding your true life purpose? Come to our retreat in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico July 12-19. Come be ReHearted of who you really are. Click on this link for more information!
What if you’re 60 and just tired and want to kick back and enjoy blissful moments but you can’t because you have to keep working jobs you hate in order to make enough money to survive? There is nothing I want to do other than relax, help animals and hang out with my dog. And not worry so much about starving in my older years. Old age is scaring me to death as I have no family or anyone to survive with. I believe in being able to end your life when you’re just tired of living, have had a good life, and there is not anything to look forward to.