How To Identify Purpose And Do What You Love
One of the main reasons why so many people choose therapy is because they struggle or suffer from existential fear (fear of the lack of meaning of their existence) and wonder: what is my goal?
Why am I here? What should I do now?
This research is often motivated by a transition in life, related to the transition of a child (kindergarten or university) to a change in lifestyle (influenced by the economy, loss, change in professional status, aging or health problems.) Generally, has there been a change in life that drives a person to go deeper into research: what should I do now?
For decades, the American dream has been to pursue a vocation or a career, to start a family, and to be financially independent. In the current climate, this comfortable and predictable footprint is fading, and many feel that they do not know how to persist and exist.
In many religious teachings, there are guidelines for our purpose.
In Buddhism, our goal is to help conscious beings relieve their suffering. The Dalai Lama says in “The Art of Happiness” that the purpose of life is to be happy. Christianity teaches its followers to love God and others. The Islamic tradition promotes peace, submission, and obedience to God’s will. Judaism helps breast followers to concentrate on life on earth and the interactions between people, to serve God, and to prepare for the world to come. According to postmodernism, we are here to create interconnected complex structures with a view to joy and self-understanding.
A target definition is: “the reason why something is done or made or for which something exists.”
Looking for a purpose in life is not a question of “WHAT should I do?” but how do I want to do it? It is the quality of your approach to life that underlies everything you do, how you relate to others, how you treat yourself, and how you approach your activities. This is the theme of your choice to live.
Take the time to think for yourself to identify and discover your purpose, or how you want to live your life. Ask yourself: “What do I find important?” “Who and how do I want to be if I approach every aspect of my life?”
- Allow time to communicate with you through meditations or lonely, silent retreats.
- Think about your life, what you value, and what qualities you value in others and yourself. To be honest.
- Think about when you felt most powerful, authentic, enthusiastic, and energetic. What qualities were there for you, then?
- Write down all the attributes you need and how you see yourself leading a useful life.
- Imagine your life path, your career, your lifestyle, your relationships, whatever, while you consciously and intentionally live the way you want.
The virtues (for example, being kind, loving, patient, etc.) are all attributes and means with which a person can choose to live his life. These are qualities of the “hero” or virtues that, when consciously applied, help us to create a better world for ourselves and for others.
Imagine that one of these traits is the ubiquitous theme of your life, traits that determine your relationship with others, with your work, with yourself and with the world. When you have a specific quality of which you live by, this becomes the basis for every action that you intentionally take. Your goal becomes your ideal director, who gives meaning to all your actions.
Whatever your definition is, when you search for a goal, everything in your life becomes more meaningful. The search for a goal starts with the desire for acceptance and love and evolves towards the discovery of our genius and our personal gifts, which means we can offer the world more.
Start now – live together and be what you want to be.
Embody all your potential to live your life with determination.