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Are You Living Your Life on Purpose?

Sep 10, 2008
Sometimes we get so caught up in the everyday tasks that we seem to have forgotten our purpose. Our mind thinks about the next meal, the next bill to pay or the next meeting we have to attend and we get lost in the details of life. When we let ourselves run on autopilot, we give permission to our subconscious mind to just recreate the same scenarios over and over again. At this point, we wonder why we keep feeling unsatisfied. To break the cycle, it is important to stop and make sure we are living our life on purpose.

What is your purpose? For some it is just making other people feel better in their presence and others may feel they have to accomplish something great to make their life worth something. There is no wrong or right purpose, it is uniquely your own to create. The important aspect of your purpose is not the external results, but your internal experience. Regardless of what you are doing out there, your mind needs to be in alignment with the present moment or you are just living life by default.

If you allow your experience to become an endless progression of patterns and habits, you miss out on the beauty and wonder of the precious gift of life. So, instead of accidentally creating your life, stop and become aware of your purpose. Is it to be at peace, to share love or inner discovery? Whatever it is, life becomes more full when you bring your attention to the here and now.

An easy way to access the present moment is to stop and pay attention to your breath. Just five minutes a day, even while you are driving, can make all the difference in grounding you in a complete experience of living. Once you begin this process, you will recognize how out of touch you have been in your life. Starting to notice the wonderful nuances of even the simplest moments brings more joy and pleasure in your every day routine.

Don't wait until your last breath to pay attention to your breathing, start today and life will become more rich and fulfilling even with the most mundane tasks. Life is simply a string of moments tied together, just like a long, delicious meal. We tend to savor the first and last bite but seldom notice the succulent flavors of each tiny taste. Learn to chew slower, breathe deeper and embrace the gift of life before it slips away.
About the Author
Debra Berndt is a Certified Hypnotic Love Coach, Host of The Love Coach Radio Show, and Author of the upcoming book, "Let Love In." Get free attract love mp3 download and her weekly dating advice newsletter from her website at AttractLoveToday.com
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