Fulfilling Your Highest Purpose in Life

by Neseret on January 14, 2012

snapshot from homeThe purpose of our lives is to be happy. ~ Dalai Lama ~

Recently I attended an inspiring seminar by Katherine Woodward and Claire Zammit “The Keys to Feminine Power: Awakening the 3 Power Bases of the New Co-Creative Feminine.”  One of the things that stuck in my mind from this seminar is the powerful questions they recommend we ask ourselves in order to figure out and fulfill our highest purpose.

There are four questions you’ll need to ask yourself and reflect on. The answers to these questions will allow you to see the vision for your life. Once you see the vision for your life the secret to bringing your vision in to reality is taking consistent actions that are aligned with your vision.

Here are the four questions that will help bring more clarity in to the highest purpose for your life.

1. What do I most deeply want to experience?

2. What do I most deeply want to express?

3. What do I most deeply want to create?

4. What do I most deeply want to contribute?

I’ve been reflecting on these questions the past couple of weeks and I want to share my answers with you. I’d love to hear your thoughts and answers. Please feel free to share them below.

1. What do I most deeply want to experience?

I want to experience increasing inner peace, love, joy, harmony, creativity, abundance, success, health and wellness.

I would like to travel. I’ve had some interesting traveling experiences in the past. My first major traveling experience came about when I was 11 years old. My family and I fled our war-torn homeland Ethiopia and moved to a neighbouring country Kenya.

After spending two years in Thika refugee camp we traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia as  part of a resettlement program. On our way to Halifax we stopped over at Frankfurt Germany, and Toronto, Canada – the country which I grew to love and now call home.

Looking back I realize most of the traveling I’ve done up to this point in my life has been out of necessity more than anything else. In the coming months and years I would like to travel for the purpose of leisure and enjoyment.

I would like to experience the power of living in the present moment continuously. I now completely let go of past resentments and hurts. The past does not have any power over me. I know through my thoughts, words, and actions I am creating my own reality each and every moment of my life.

2. What do I want most deeply to express?

One of the qualties I admire the most in other people is the ability to love unconditionally. More than anything in this world I want to be able to express love. I believe love is the most powerful healing agent in this world. Love heals everything and everyone. I want to be able to express my love in such a way that it will touch each and every person I come in contact with starting with those closest to me.

I want to express my gifts and talents for the service of others. It is important to me to use my talents and gifts to help others as much as I can. I feel I am accomplishing this in my work as a mental health nurse. I would like to be able to reach and help even more people through my writing and this blog.

3. What do I most deeply want to create?

Ultimately I want to create a balanced, fulfilling and happy life. I do believe the main purpose of our life is to be happy. I want to create a life where I am able to express my highest potential. I’m grateful for all that I am and all that I have currently. That said I know that I am capable of doing and becoming more. I also believe we are each capable of becoming and doing more with our lives.

I want to develop a community where people will find information, education and support. I want this blog to be a safe place where people suffering from various mental health conditions can openly discuss their problems and find solutions. In the future I want to create books, CDs, Vidoes and online courses that will assist people in their journey of healing and returning to wholeness.

4. What do I want to contribute?

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.”

~ George Bernard Shaw ~

This is one of my most favorite quotes about making a difference in the world.

I want to make a difference in the world.

My contribution would be raising awareness about mental health. My contribution would be assisting others in their journey of healing.

At the end of my life I want to look back and see that I have done the best I can to learn and grow as a human being. I want to look back and see that I have done the best I can to love and give to others. I want to look back and know that I have done the best I can to develop and use my gifts and talents in the service of others.

My contribution to the world is becoming the best I can be. It is expressing my highest potential. It is being great at loving and giving. It is making a difference in my own life and in the life of others. It is being happy.

Please take time to share your answers to these four powerful questions. I really want to hear your answers. If you found this article inspiring or helpful please pass it forward, share it on Facebook and Twitter.

Wishing you great blessings and peace in 2012 and beyond,

Neseret

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Felix Cheruiyot January 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I spent most of my years wasting time trying to figure out what will make me happy. At one time I thought I couldn’t discover my talent. I finally developed passion in programming.I think I should do what I love most, coding; It will definitely make me happy.
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Neseret January 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Hi Felix,

You’re defintely not alone in your search trying to find your passion. Many people spend a lot of time searching to find their true purpose in life.

It takes many of us long time to find our purpose because we often look for it outside of ourselves. However finding our true purpose in life is an inward journey.

What is most important now is you have found your passion and you are feeding your passion. Remember whatever you did in the past has brought you to this point in your life. Nothing is wasted.

Thank you for taking the time to visit here today and for sharing your thoughts.

Peace, Love & Gratitude,

Neseret

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Felix Cheruiyot January 22, 2012 at 6:45 am

Thanks so much for the inspiring words. I have found myself a fan of your blog. Your are in deed a blessing to many. Good work!
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Joana February 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Happiness starts on simple things, believe me it happened to me. :)
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Neseret February 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Hi Joana,

That is very true. However most people overlook the simple things in life and lose the opportunity for happiness. The things that are simple and within reach seem too simple. Like the air we breath, clean water, freedom of speech, a smile, the laghter of a child, the sun, roof over our head…and the list goes on. These seem so obvious and they are.

Each and every moment we CAN choose to be happy. We can choose to be thankful about the many blessings we have in our life. Even if it is the next breath we take. Life itself is a gift. Every moment is a gift. Happiness is a choice. Happiness is choosing to focus on the positive aspcects of our life, a situation, or another person.

Peace, Love & Gratitude,

Neseret

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