In today’s episode I share the story of a woman who lived what she may have believed was a purposeful life but she made one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to finding their true purpose, it was another person, her husband.
She had the purpose block I referred to in my last episode as "purpose-oblivious." If you'd like to learn about this and the other 3 purpose blockers, tune into Episode 330.
As I explain, your true purpose is not from an external person or material thing or things, it’s something that is found within you and has to do with work or activity that makes you come alive, feel valued, and has deep meaning as to why you do it. And this activity sustains you over time. It never dies like a person can. But many are oblivious to this truth.
You’ll hear the details of this woman’s life and how she’s spent most of the past 16 years since her purpose died, bedridden, incontinent, and disconnected from the world around her completely by choice. When you have no purpose, it robs you of your happiness.
So if you think another human being is your purpose, think again. I know I thought my kids were my purpose which is why when they grew up and left home, I was so unhappy. And that’s why I know my grandkids can’t be my purpose because one day they too will grow up and move on. And then what?!
I know you love your kids and your grandkids, or perhaps it’s your husband who is your everything like the woman in the story I shared, but let her story give you a new perspective that maybe, just maybe, there is something more for you to do in this life that isn’t external to you.
I believe with all of my heart that it’s within you, just like it was within me quietly waiting to be discovered, and once you find it, you’ll never want to curl up in bed and disconnect from the world. In fact, just the opposite. You will feel more connected than you ever have and it will keep you happy and satisfied until your last day on Earth.
If you'd like to dig deeper on this topic, I highly recommend joining my upcoming free training series “Awaken Your Inner Spark,” by clicking the following link: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/awaken
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