I have written about happiness in the past and declaring, that I don’t want to be happy any more.
Today I want to share with you my personal secret to happiness. This is possibly a well known truth written in many of the wise books, that we read and said by many public speakers in any of those personal development seminars.
To me to be happy means to do things with purpose, even the smallest of things like making a cup of tea for someone can bring happiness. Purpose is a form of loving. Loving of being, loving of doing and loving of living.
Purpose is a tricky thing for many as a lot people think, that you need to fill up some kind of a test and along psychological intervention in order to find purpose.
But what is purpose anyway.
According to Oxford dictionary purpose is “The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.”
Only the human mind can find the reason to do anything. It is all in the mind as they say, so that also means that you create your own happiness and no one can make you happy. ONLY YOU!
So it is that simple. You have to create your own purpose and if in the beginning you don’t see any purpose just pretend that you are looking at yourself through the eyes of someone who really loves you. What would they say to you? Will they be critical and obstructive or they simply and gently help you dig deep into your soul and rediscover the beauty of everything that you are and everything that you do.
No matter how much books on purpose you read and how many mantras on self love you learn the key and the secret to happiness is your own inner voice. As humans we spent many hours in our days shutting down that voice, watching TV or just doing what is expected from us. If you are watching TV do it with purpose, enjoy it. If you are cleaning or doing dishes-do it with purpose and enjoy it. It is the only way , in my opinion to feel empowered by your own life. Not by just doing what has to be done, but do it with gusto.
To live on purpose is simply to be present in your life. It all truly depends on you.
So here are three simple steps to find purpose. You can still continue reading and listening and expanding your knowledge, but those steps will help you to feel on purpose no matter what.
1.Do what gets you excited. I know that there are plenty of things, that has to be done, but make sure you find the time every day to do something, that brings you joy and excites you.
2.Carry a seed of gratitude in everything that you do. You could be cleaning the bathroom but in that action find in your own mind something, that brings gratitude to you. Being grateful is a sure way to feel purpose as this alone brings content
3.Trust your intuition. Somehow your heart and soul knows what the purpose of living is. Just go with it and be present in your day. When you are present you are living on purpose. You are not stressed about the future or regretting the past. You are here now. That is all that is to it.