What is our purpose in life? Many people will ask themselves this question, but very few will actually realize the answer. When it comes to understanding why we are here, perhaps it’s best to learn from those who have gone before us. The following quotes are tidbits of inspiration to help you on your way to understanding and realizing your own individual purpose in life.
Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.
– James Dean
We all have dreams. Whether you aspire to run your own business, become a parent, or fight for human rights, you alone have the power to realize your dreams within your lifetime. If you want your life to feel worthwhile and ultimately purposeful, you need to think about what you want to accomplish and start working for it today, because who knows what tomorrow will bring.
PRODUCTIVITY & SUCCESS
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
– Swami Vivekanada
Living a purposeful life doesn’t necessarily mean being conventional in the traditional sense, but feeling as though you accomplished something you are proud of. If you are passionate about what you do, success will follow naturally.
You may have goals already, but until the time you learn how to become totally focused, you won’t be able to achieve them. You need to learn how to quiet your mind by limiting the number of distracting thoughts that enter your head – something that can be accomplished through mental Stillness. When you clear your mind, you instantaneously understand how to go about doing all the things you want to do, and you’ll feel purposeful in the meantime. Take some time to find out about the Stillness Effect to learn more.
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind.”
– Ashley Smith
If you’re in tune with beauty, you will lead a beautiful life. We live in a world full to the brim with goodness. When you take the time to find joy in small places, you can come to understand the precious and fragile nature of life, and you can take your purpose from there. Whether or not you believe it, you’ve been blessed with so much. All you have to do is look around you to realize just how much you’ve been given.
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
– Albert Einstein
If we’re not on this planet to love, then what? Love is powerful beyond belief. Just think of the special feeling you get when a friend makes you laugh, or how profoundly meaningful it is to become a parent and watch your children grow up and carry out their lives. The relationships we have while we’re here are the pinnacle of our purpose.
“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.”
– Alex Tan
It is not our purpose in life to suffer; still, suffering is an inevitable fact of our existence. No one person is spared from pain – not the wealthiest businessman, nor the world’s most famous celebrity. Broken relationships, death, job loss, illnesses both mental and physical, and loneliness are just a few of the afflictions that can befall us as we move through life. Learning how to cope with the difficult things that transpire is our challenge here on Earth.
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