Other Sections of AMeaningOfLife.org Related to Purpose
We touch on all of these topics in detail and link to them throughout the purpose section. You can also visit them independently below!
Narratives and Purpose
In order to experience purpose we must develop self-knowledge, and a massive element of self-knowledge is intimacy with the narratives we have developed regarding ourselves, life, the people around us, and what is possible. Your Storied Life teaches you how to discover, understand, and change these narratives.
Your perspective affects how you experience everything in your life. Check out this section to help you contemplate how you’ve come to understand things and consider how that has influenced your experience of purpose.
Our mindset directly impacts what is possible. Taking responsibility for our experience and consciously choosing to respond to situations instead of react to them empowers us to create lives we love.
Mindfulness is a gateway to self-understanding. Knowing our personal biases, reactions, and emotions are vital to designing a life we love.
Understanding and embracing our fears will be part of cultivating purpose. Visit this section to learn more about the value of fear and why it can be the biggest hindrance to our well-being in life.
Perspective Enablers of Purpose
Learning to cultivate play will energize you as you pursue purposeful living.
Being purposeful can be enhanced by the traits of wisdom: self-awareness, experiential knowledge, non-biased judgment, compassion, and insight.
Curiosity is essential to purpose as it empowers us to learn by opening up possibilities.
Awe is a response that combines veneration, inspiration, and wonder, and can change how you perceive the world. Experiencing it more often can contribute to a sense of purpose and meaningfulness.
When learning to pursue your purpose you can use the tricks outlined in this section to help you practice and incorporate the skills into your life for more reliable change.
Being Hopeful is more than having an optimistic view of the future; it is action-oriented and embraces impending challenges.
Presence is a state of heightened awareness of your conscious experience. With an intentional focus on what is occurring in the current moment, Presence allows us to embrace our experiences with openness and more clearly see the mechanisms at work that determine them.
Knowing your personal boundaries and needs, as well as respecting them, is indispensable to fulfilling your potential!
Zest is enthusiasm for life- cultivating it will support you in achieving (and enjoying) your goals!
Habitual Enablers of Purpose
Self-expression is often involved in purposefulness, as purpose is often a manifestation of our personal values. Learn more about how to express what is meaningful to you here.
Self-transcendence is essential to purpose. Understanding the heart of service and building resources for giving can be done in this corner of the site.
The Assessment Center will empower you to know yourself and your growth zones more intimately, supporting you to design a map of possibilities for yourself that will be indispensable to your purpose journey.