For as long as I can remember I’ve had a background sense of uneasiness in my life.
It’s an unnamable frustration that came from knowing I wasn’t doing all I could with my life.
Regardless of changes I’ve made in my career, friends, relationship and even location there was always this infuriating restlessness that told me I had more to do with my life… more to be.
If you’ve ever felt like this, you’re not alone.
More people than ever are searching for meaning and purpose in their lives.
So much so that it’s actually being researched.
One of the findings of the research (link here) shows that a lack of purpose can be detrimental to our health. And people who report having a sense of purpose in life are shown to have lower risks of mortality and heart disease.
A sense of purpose is clearly very important to living a good life.
It makes sense that so many of us are searching for it.
If you’re someone like me who’s still full of questions about your purpose in life I may have something that can help.
It’s a framework I happened upon during one of my many internet adventures. It helped me find some answers to the frustration and uncertainty in my life.
It’s a Japanese concept called Ikigai.
Ikigai roughly translates into “reason for being.”
When I went through this process for myself, I realized that it provided the perfect blend of our spiritual longings with the practical realties of the world.
It was through this framework that I realized my purpose. My reason for being is to use my talents and strengths to serve the expression of feminine power.
My Ikigai is to provide tools, insights and resources for women to grow and thrive. It’s rooted in my belief that the insights, experiences and talents of women and girls are essential to creating a thriving future.
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But it’s important to acknowledge that this isn’t some quick and easy solution to all our problems. It requires time and introspection.
You don’t have to force yourself to answer all the questions now. Just having an awareness of the right questions can help us to be open to insights and ideas that would probably otherwise not come into our life.
My Ikigai, my purpose, has become the north star of my life guiding me through the ups and downs of every day life.
It doesn’t guarantee a perfect life (nothing does). But, it does help orient us towards creating a life in alignment with our reason for being.
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