I don’t know that I could say I ‘selected’ my life purpose – but I do think it has come and found me! The only thing that has been able to cut through the decades of fog of unresolved doubts and uncertainties that was holding me back is the “Find your life purpose in 20 minutes” exercise.
I knew that I had found my central purpose when after 20 minutes I found myself looking at a mindmap that had the words ‘beauty’, ‘share’ and ‘connect’ highlighted and the tears welled up in my eyes and my chest(heart) was full. The incredibly strong physical and emotional reaction clearly signalled that this was the kernel of my purpose. I was conscious of a sense of bewilderment - “how am I going to fashion a workable plan out of that?” was my first reaction (once I’d blown my nose etc.)
However, within 24 hours I had come up with an idea that combines my interest in the arts and craftwork with recycling and youth work. I want to form some sort of network or web of interests that all feed off each other and into each other. I’m still working out the details so that’s as good as it gets at the moment. I find it stunning that once I’d accepted my ‘mission’ so to speak, the ideas just kept popping into my mind, it was very exciting!
This is also a bit longwinded – I suppose terse people are less likely to be attracted to discussion boards!