Living life with purpose

31 Aug 2016

If we’re fortunate enough to have support that helps us live our lives with purpose, we will always think about how we can make our lives better. If we’re never encouraged to think outside the box, to think about our life and what we want from it, we may never get to the place where we’re aware of what we’re capable of.

What drives us as an adult is different to what drives us as a child, unless that purpose is already within us. I know how good my site, makes me feel. Unconsciously, I had the same feeling as a child that continued to shape my thinking.

Whatever our purpose is, it often comes when we least expect it in the shape of a sign, or an opportunity we didn’t see before that presents itself to us. A purpose must never be something that’s forced.

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  1. Randy 31. Aug, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    Yes, that is the one thing I have realized lately that is missing in my life; a purpose. I have spent most of my life wondering what my purpose really is, other than to just survive.

    There were a lot of things I wanted to do when I a kid, but those dreams were slowly destroyed by the hell that my parents put us through.

    I often questioned why they even bothered having us, when we were obviously such a burden that they didn’t seem to want to deal with. I had thought I found a purpose in my life after my daughter was born, but it turned out to still not be enough to stop me from destroying my own life.

    There were far too many demons that I refused to deal with and it cost me everything! I still struggle every morning to find a reason to get out of bed. My purpose for even existing, still eludes me other than just trying to be the Father my daughter deserves and to be a decent human being.

    What I lack the most is any concrete idea, of what direction I’m supposed to be going in and how to get there. I feel like I have been floundering in my life, only doing the bare minimum to keep my head above water.

    It is probably time to just get out of that pool, since I haven’t had to swim in it for a very long time. I’m getting too old to be spending my remaining years wallowing in my pity pot.

    It would be fantastic to be able to have an idea of what I want to do, rather than what people have been telling me to do my whole life!

    • Ilana 31. Aug, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

      From what you’ve said Randy through your responses on my blog, you’ve been and continue to journey through your demons, one of which you’ve been open and honest about and believe the triggers you’ve had in your life are where your purpose lies Randy.

      Although you didn’t plan your life that way, your experiences of addiction will help others see there is a way through addiction and that they too can turn their lives around.

  2. Tim 31. Aug, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

    Purpose is what helps us fight our way through things, it’s an extension of hope in a way. We know this while tears are running down our face and when nothing is humanly warm in our lives.

    But as tears fall, we get a little stronger and the only thing we think about is what we love and what we need to do.

    • Ilana 01. Sep, 2016 at 6:15 am #

      Thanks Tim. Yes, you’re absolutely right. Purpose is also what carries us forward, what gets us through those low moments in our lives; where nothing seems possible and yet everything is possible. We just need not to give up.

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