Guess What? Your Life Purpose Might Change

Controversial or not the fact your life purpose might change is not only a possibility but almost inevitable.

But How Can The Purpose Of Your Life Change?

If you are asking yourself this then you I would say the question you should be asking yourself is how can it not change?

Over my life I have read a lot of self help books, everything from Dale Carnegie to Louise Hay and then some. The interesting thing is that many of these authors never really discuss your life purpose that much and it is more about finding deep acceptance and happiness in the life you have.

But I then see things all over the internet about finding your life purpose and how for many this has become a source of stress.The way I see it, if something is causing you stress then it is taking you away from your life purpose not towards it and who exactly is it that is looking?

The only part of you that will be searching for a life purpose is your ego, all the rubbish you put on top of you true presence, your eternal light.

Your eternal light is the bit of you that cannot be dampened, cannot feel stress, that automatically follows their life purpose, it just naturally flows.

I recently finished reading I Can See Clearly Now by Dr. Wayne Dyer and one thing that struck me was that over his life his purpose seemed to change direction on more than one occasion.

If a great man like this can change direction in his life then why do you think things would be different for you?

I have considered this concept quite a lot in my life and I think the best thing to do is to forget all about it. The more you focus on finding your life purpose the further away from you it will get.

Having said that I do think we all have a purpose but it is more that everything we experience is for a reason and our job is to respond in a way that shines light on the situation and so opens us up to everything that is possible.

"everything we experience is for a reason and our job is to respond in a way that shines light on the situation"

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It is also vital that when life happens to us the decisions we make take us in a direction that feeds our soul and our inner being. This does not mean that we make a decision about our lives and then stick to it rigidly, it means we be prepared to change when it feels right or stick to something if our gut tells us to.

So as you go through life how do you know if your decision is right and taking you in the direction of growth?

The answer to this question is always to consider your motivation for a choice, life direction etc.

If you are making a decision in your life always step back and go into your body, feel what you feel. If the emotion that appears is fear then think again, if it is love then you are on the right track.

Another way to look at it is: Will your choice be made in order to gain something for yourself or to serve others? This is really important as it can be the difference between fear and love.

When we are out in the world trying to gain more and more we are never satisfied and the desires go on, so if we start chasing happiness through attainment we will never get there. If we work towards service it will lead you to a road of inner peace and your life purpose.

For me I consider my younger days when a number of signs in my life led me to be working at a top investment bank. At that time it was right for me but not because I needed to make money but because I needed to learn. I was not yet ready for moving into the spiritual world but I needed to be surrounded by the real lack of spirituality to be able to know I was going the wrong way and to understand the difference.

I left this world 4 years after I joined and after experiencing the death of my father. At the time of leaving, when I had no real idea where I was going with my life I remember so many people that I worked with telling me how brave they thought I was. The funny thing was at the time I felt no fear, I knew I had to move away from that world. It did not matter where I was going or what I was going to do I just knew my soul could not be fulfilled doing what I was doing where the only aim was making money.

As I write this it is now 8 years since I left that world and I have often considered the day I made the decision to leave, almost on a whim because I knew I needed to follow a different path and realised I was being guided by an unseen force.

I now write this blog, teach yoga, am developing my spiritual awareness everyday and love what I do. If you had asked me 10 years ago where I saw myself in 10 years it would not have been here and I have no idea where I will be in 10 years time.

The truth is it doesn't matter!

The only important thing is where you are right now and the choices you are making right now. As you start to see this and accept it, you stop looking for your life purpose which is some distant concept that is actually devoid of presence and start living for the now.

There is so much joy in every moment and each moment offers you the opportunity to start again. Try getting off the plan and doing something that feels right, even if there is no long term goal.

"Try getting off the plan and doing something that feels right, even if there is no long term goal"

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The more we think about where we are going the less we experience where we are. As you start to be aware of the present moment you can be more connected to the signs that are being sent to you by the Divine spirit and then you will be living your life purpose without any searching or trying you are just BEING.

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About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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