Life Purpose and Life Intentions, Ideas on How to Find Your Life Purpose and Life Intentions
Finding your life purpose and your deepest life intentions can help you to move with greater focus and clarity every day of your life. There are many ways to find and develop life purpose and intentions. Below are a number of useful resources to help you on this path of discovery. Consider using the examples provided as templates or models. This information is provided to inspire you to be all that you can be and to lead an ever richer, fuller life.
For inspiring examples of life purpose, intentions, and mission statements:
- Arabella’s Life Intentions by Arabella Droullard
- My Mission Statement by Russell Cameron Thomas
- My Reason for Being by Nancy Smeltzer
- My Life Intentions and Life Purpose by website founder Fred Burks
For two short, inspirational essays which give ideas you might consider:
In addition to using the above for ideas, you can start to find and develop your own purpose and intentions by stopping for a moment and asking yourself two questions: "What is most important to me in my life? What are my deepest values and beliefs?" Consider inviting divine guidance and your own inner wisdom to help you with this. Give yourself time to explore these questions and notice what comes up that touches and inspires you most deeply. Once you have some answers to these questions, use the answers to develop your life purpose and intentions.
You may find yourself hitting a mental or emotional block in this process. Whether or not this is the case for you, by exploring the core issues and challenges in your life, you can find useful ideas for moving through any resistance that might come up. Once you’ve identified your own deepest challenges, you can develop meaningful life intentions or even a life purpose to deal with them. The link below will guide you.
- Transform Fear Through Core Issue Work (two pages)
Once you find and develop your life purpose and intentions, consider finding a good place to post them. Review them each day upon awakening in the morning to help you move more effectively and powerfully through the day. In difficult situations, check to see if your life purpose or one of your intentions can give you direction to navigate through the stormy waters. By frequently reminding yourself of your purpose and intentions, you become more focused and effective in building a brighter future for yourself and for all around you.
Remember that this key piece in your path to self-discovery is an evolving process. Nothing needs to be set in stone. One day while reviewing what you’ve written, you may find new wording that better expresses what it is you really want deep down. Or one of your intentions may no longer feel so important, while another surfaces to take its place. Unlike goals, which are future oriented, life intentions are for the present. They can change in accordance with changes and new realizations inside of you. When you live life to its fullest, you are a constantly developing work of art.
Many excellent books and guides on developing life purpose and intentions are available. Eckhart Tolle’s highly empowering masterpiece A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose is chock full of incisive insights into the human character and refreshing suggestions on how to find deeper joy and purpose in your life. Dr. Wayne Dyer’s The Power of Intention is another deeply inspiring book designed to awaken you to your full potential.
- A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Eckhart Tolle
- For other tools on developing life purpose by Eckhart Tolle
- The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way – Dr. Wayne Dyer
- For other tools on developing intentions by Dr. Dyer
- For over a dozen other excellent books on finding life purpose and intentions
Opening to spiritual guidance is highly recommended as you explore this important topic. You might consider opening to divine guidance as one of your life intentions. We also highly recommend adopting some form of doing what’s best for all as one of your primary intentions. By aligning yourself with what’s best for all who share our world, you open to feeling more connected with everyone around you and may find your life becoming filled with ever more joy and meaning.
Thanks for taking the time to explore these important matters. As your life purpose and intentions become clearer, your life is bound to move more powerfully in the direction you want it to go. May your life become ever richer and fuller as you move with greater purpose, focus, and intention through each day.
For other resources on finding and developing your life purpose and intentions, conduct a search on your favorite search engine or Internet bookstore using the words “purpose” and “intention” in combination with other words like “develop” or "developing" and "find" or “finding.” Or search for phrases such as “life purpose” or “life intentions.”