7 Top Reasons Why It’s So Important For Meditation Teachers to Discover Their Life Purpose.
Have you ever wondered what is the purpose of life? Why are you here on this planet? What is the meaning behind your everyday actions?
If you’re a coach, healer, therapist, or passionate meditator, and you want to become a Meditation Teacher it’s very important that you discover your life’s purpose, and assist your clients to do the same.
The reason why is because deep within every person is a desire to discover and live their life mission. Many people search their whole lives to answer these questions. Most people in the world are living out a culturally pre-defined existence without conscious choice. Their lives and happiness are defined by the views of their parents, society, cultures, governments and the media.
Parents pressure their siblings to conform to their selected profession and try to build their identity around material wealth and high social status within the community.
Today, people’s identity and perceived happiness are often tied to material gain, looks, social status, and other external factors. There is little emphasis on self-realization, altruistic endeavours, passions, and other intrinsic constructs that benefit all of mankind and are the source of true happiness.
Fortunately, there is a way to free yourself from this dazzling rollercoaster of doubt, worry, and stress. It’s called ‘purpose’ and it allows you to live a meaningful and happy life. And the greatest thing about purpose is that everybody can find it.
It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, rich or poor, educated or uneducated; purpose is the one thing that we all have. You just need to open your mind and embrace it.
What is the purpose of life?
There are a few things that disturb us more than the thought of living a life without meaning or purpose. In fact, the lack of purpose is often the core of our emotional and spiritual struggles. As living and conscious beings, humans need more than just food, water, and shelter. Our interests typically go far beyond basic needs.
When it comes to exploring the purpose of life, both experts (philosophers, psychologists, spiritual leaders) and average Joes (like you and me) tend to divide into two groups.
On one hand, there are those who believe that life is without purpose so there’s no point in looking for one. They go about their daily business without asking themselves the big questions or contemplating the complexity of their lives.
On the other hand, there are people who believe they were born to do more than just go to work, pay bills and indulge in momentary pleasures. They are the ones who seek meaning and purpose in everything. Whether they seek purpose from a divine entity or themselves, they always strive to pursue something greater; something that will impact not just their lives but the lives of others as well.
It’s hard to describe the intense emotions that you experience when you finally discover the purpose of life – the purpose of YOUR life. It’s like all of a sudden, things make perfect sense; opportunities are beginning to emerge everywhere, and you develop a crystal-clear perspective that allows you to connect the dots.
People who have a clear image of their purpose and life’s mission will not only enjoy the beauty and satisfaction of a meaningful existence but also face life’s difficult moments with optimism and self-confidence.
The Buddha, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Tony Robins are examples of leaders who discovered their life’s purpose.
Their altruistic endeavours have left a positive mark on all of mankind and they have the power to inspire everyone to discover their true potential.
Top 7 Reasons Why It’s Important to Discover Your Life Purpose.
Reason 1: Your life purpose creates positive karma.
Lately, “karma” has become an increasingly popular word, many people using it to describe an action that turns against the one who initiated it.
In essence, karma is a philosophical-religious concept which refers to the fact that every action generates an equal consequence. For example, the kindness and generosity that we show to other people today will return to us tomorrow. At the same time, all the wickedness and hostility that we manifest in our lives will come back to ‘haunt’ us at some point in the future.
Buddhists believe that an action (good or bad) can generate a consequence either in this life or the next one.
But what does karma have to do with our life’s mission?
When we begin to explore the purpose of life and discover our mission, we generate positive karma. In other words, all the passion and effort that we invest in this life-changing goal will be rewarded in the long run. For example, being kind and helping others creates positive karma and attracts goodness from the world around us.
Reason 2: This is how the Buddha lived his life.
Siddhartha Gautama who would later be known as Buddha was the son of a powerful king who lived in Nepal around the 6th century B.C. To shield him from the pain and suffering of the world, Buddha’s father raised him in an opulent palace.
One day, Siddhartha ventured outside the walls of the palace and experienced the cruel reality his father desperately tried to protect him from. This life-changing experience led him to pursue an ascetic life.
But the most important thing to remember is that he came back after enlightenment to share his teaching/gifts with the world. He transformed the lives of millions of people who embraced his teachings and made the world a better place.
What his story teaches us is that living a purposeful life requires us to experience both the good and bad aspects of our reality. Buddha’s life mission was enlightenment and he pursued it regardless of the sacrifices he had to make.
A modern-day example is Steve Jobs, the visionary who changed the world through Apple’s innovative devices. Even though many criticized his work and failed to see his bigger vision, he continued to challenge the status quo and pursue his mission.
After losing the company he struggled so hard to build, Steve Jobs went on a spiritual journey to India and came back enlightened and motivated to keep on pursuing a life of purpose and meaning.
Finding the purpose of life is never easy, but it’s worth all the time, effort, and sacrifices in the world.
Reason 3: Regretting you could have done more when you get to the end of your life.
People who haven’t found their life purpose tend to live routine lives. They do the same things every day, for years on end; never changing, never growing. They are so in love with their comfort zone that they fail to see the bigger picture.
Sadly, the most painful consequence of a purposeless life is regret. Once they grow old and become more aware of their mortality, they begin to contemplate all the lost opportunities and the profound emptiness they’ve experienced most of their life.
A palliative nurse named Bronnie Ware from Australia interviewed numerous people who were on their last breaths. She wrote about it in her book Top 5 regrets of the dying. A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing.
Bronnie discovered that the #1 regret of the dying was not living a meaningful life.
“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
“I knew that there was something that I came here to do, other to just fit in and to go along with what other people were saying and wanted me to do.”
Bronnie wrote the book because she wanted people to be aware of how important it is to live a meaningful life while they still have time.
If you haven’t found your purpose yet, don’t get discouraged. Just keep looking until you find that one thing that motivates you to break all barriers and challenge the status quo. No matter how difficult it will be, stick to your path and know that pursuing your life’s mission is the greatest accomplishment you can achieve.
Reason 4: Your life’s purpose helps you heal yourself.
As we discussed earlier, a life without purpose is a life full of regrets. And where regrets take root, problems such as depression and anxiety will emerge.
To avoid living a life tormented by sadness, depression, regret, and anxiety, you need to seek purpose and meaning to your everyday actions.
The more you help others the more you heal yourself. Once you discover and start to live your life’s mission you develop the willpower to overcome any challenge that might stand between you and a purposeful life.
A 2014 study revealed that purposeful individuals live longer. According to the authors, it seems that “having a purpose in life appears to widely buffer against mortality risk across the adult years.”
Furthermore, according to a 2015 study on the health benefits of living a purposeful life, “purpose in life, the sense that life has meaning and direction, is associated with reduced risks of adverse health outcomes.” To be more specific, individuals who place purpose at the center of their existence have lower chances of suffering a cerebral infarct.
Discovering your life’s purpose will not only assist you to heal yourself and your clients. It will also help you become mentally, physically, and spiritually strong, and reduce the risk of threatening stress-related diseases.
If you’d like to learn how to facilitate deep healing, growth, change, and transformation for yourself and others, I would be delighted to help you. Book a free strategy call below.
Reason 5: Discovering your life purpose awakens your true potential.
We all know that when we do something with passion, all the challenges and obstacles we might be facing will feel like a walk in the park. At the same time, passion is something that evolves when we do something we’re good at; when our abilities resonate with the tasks we wish to complete.
When we discover our true potential we achieve extraordinary results, we unlock unlimited motivation and we cultivate enthusiasm.
Many of us, however, know little about our strengths and do not fully exploit our potential. As a result, we feel unmotivated, our energy levels drop dramatically, and we end up going to work out of obligation. Overall, our performance remains mediocre at best.
But to unleash our potential we must first discover our purpose. Having sharp skills is pointless if we don’t know how to put them to good use.
In a way, life purpose and potential go hand in hand. We discover our purpose so that we can unleash our potential, and we use our potential to build a purposeful life.
There are valuable skills, strengths and abilities within you that are just waiting to be discovered. All you need to do is find your true calling.
Reason 6: You activate the Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction dictates that what we are releasing as energy (thoughts, emotions, mental states) into the Universe will eventually come back to us. For example, if we adopt a negative perspective, negative things will begin to manifest in our life.
The Universe doesn’t respond to our words, but to the vibrations, we impart to those desired that we express through words. When you desire and manifest kindness, the Universe will reward you accordingly. At the same time, when you’re ill-intentioned and seek to hurt others (physically or emotionally), the Universe will generate the same consequences in your life.
The explosion of positive emotions that we experience when we discover our true purpose will activate the law of attraction and bring goodness into our life. Once we zero-in on our life’s purpose, our existence will take on a completely different vibe.
Purpose attracts favourable results and goodness attracts kindness.
Discover the purpose of life and the Universe will bestow unimaginable rewards upon you.
Reason 7: Your outlook on life completely changes
People who seek meaning and embrace their true purpose have a more positive outlook on life. Their day-to-day actions are guided by a higher purpose. They rise above momentary pleasures and seek meaning in everything they do.
Regardless of the obstacles and challenges life might throw down our path, purposeful living allows us to maintain a positive outlook which motivates us to keep on going and achieve greatness.
The fundamental changes that transform us into happier and healthier individuals are a direct result of purposeful living.
There’s no greater mission in life than discovering your true purpose and assisting others to do the same, that’s exactly what the Transformational Meditation Method Teacher Training Program is specifically designed to do.
If you would like to book a friendly strategy call to discover and your life’s purpose, I’d be delighted to help you.
During the free strategy session, I will personally help you create a blueprint for your future based on your personal and business goals and how you would like your life to be in 1 year, 2 years, and 5 years time.