In our last blog, we went over the idea of self-actualization, which is looking inward to discover your purpose. And that sounds nice. But you may be asking yourself, “What does self-actualization really mean? Do I need to live like a monk and meditate 24/7? Do I need to take a vow of poverty, feed the homeless, and do volunteer work to find my purpose?”
Well, if you’d like to do those things, you certainly have the freedom to do them. Are they necessary to get the self-actualization “results” you’re searching for? I’d say no. It’s much simpler than that. In my mind – and in my life experiences – it all starts with one simple question: Why am I here?
Relationship Secret #6 – Get Insight on the question “Why Am I Here?”
You see, if you take the time to answer that question first, then you will find the answers you seek. Don’t get me wrong. Volunteer work and helping others is a tremendous act of service. But it’s all about the intention you put behind it. Are you doing it out of obligation? Are you doing it because it’s something you think you SHOULD be doing? Or is it truly a calling that pulls at you every day?
That calling IS your purpose.
If it is being of service as a volunteer, that’s fantastic. If it’s being of service in your profession, that is fantastic as well. It’s all about the intention you put behind the things you do. Living from your values will help get you closer to answering this question. I see my highest value – and my calling – as being a master teacher of guide who is here to serve others to discover how to better self-love through conscious living.
Others have their highest value as health and wellness, and they serve others by simply sharing that passion with people on their own or as their full-time profession. That simple question of “why am I here?” opens the door to authentic living. It brings to light your true values and essentially who you are at the core of your being.
Answering that question also opens you up to more authentic relationships with others. As you live your purpose-filled life, you’ll find yourself attracting relationships that support and encourage this life.
And when that happens, you won’t be able to hide the smile on your face from all of the joy and freedom you experience each and every day.
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