What are the benefits of finding out the purpose of life?
It enables wisdom. Life starts to get easier. Through greater awareness, we can change our perception of situations that show up in life and come to realise that nothing is bad, it is just different from what we expected. We can start to be more positive in life, feel excited, and have more fun. We can start to love everything we do, find more purpose in life, and find more meaning. It allows us to connect with our heart’s desires and start doing the things we love. Start living instead of existing. If you love what you do, you will never go to work again; just live and be. Tap into your inner child. That’s what the purpose of life is: to have fun. One of Dad’s sayings is, ‘We are here for a good time, not a long time.’ I love it and incorporate it into every part of my day.
We are also here to grow and learn. We are like trees. If they are not growing, they are dying. The same goes for us. If we are not growing, we are dying. I believe that we die when we have finished growing – when our soul has completed its journey for this life and completed its contribution to co-creation. We all contribute to allowing each other to grow and learn. Sometimes, the lessons are hard, but they turn out to be our greatest gift and allow us to contribute more. If we didn’t go through challenging times, we wouldn’t have the resilience and inner resources to be able to support others and shine a light in another direction; we wouldn’t appreciate the life that we have or identify what our unique gifts are; we wouldn’t appreciate the light at the end of the tunnel as much.
As we grow and learn, we create more ease in life. With greater awareness, we can find solutions to problems and opportunities. When we give up the need to be right, we can be more open to absorbing new information. When we think we know it all, we shut ourselves off to finding solutions. Sometimes the answers to our problems are right in front of us, but we missed the opportunity because we wanted to be right. There is much peace in giving up the need to be right. I say I know nothing and am able to absorb new information each day, which allows for greater awareness and access to the easy road.
extract from Success on Purpose- We are here for a good time not a long time!