Self-Healing Expressions
life purpose, bliss, follow your bliss
Bringing the self to healing, one lesson at a time.
  life purpose, bliss, follow your bliss

Discovery Your Life Purpose

Discovering Your Life Purpose
Discovering Your Life Purpose: Living the Life You Were Born to Live
Is your life filled with purpose? Every single one of us has a reason for being here on the planet right now, and every one of us has a unique contribution that no one else can make. It's the reason you were born. Are you living the life you were born to live? This inspiring course takes you on a journey of exploration and evaluation. Ask yourself the right questions and unveil answers that may surprise you. [Learn More Now]

"Follow your bliss. Find where it is, and don't be afraid to follow it."
~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Living With Purpose: The Search for Your Bliss
By Melanie Votaw

Knowing that you're unhappy in your current profession is often a no-brainer. Knowing what to do instead is another story. You've likely heard Joseph Campbell say, "Follow your bliss!" But, just how do you do that?

Unfortunately, society teaches us to abandon our passions. We're bombarded with actual or subliminal messages that our passions are dangerous. That we can only make a good living in the professions that are tried and true money-makers. In the process of these messages, many people completely disconnect from joy, bliss, and pleasure. No wonder so many people are depressed and unhappy!

Listen to Your Discontent
So, if you know you want to make a change, how do you begin to discover what will fulfill you? The simple answer to that question is: LISTEN! Your discontent is there because some part of you already knows what it is you want to do with your life. It has brought you to this point where you are reading this article. Congratulate yourself because you have already begun to listen!

Asking the Right Questions
Often, learning to listen to your inner voice is merely a matter of asking the right questions. Begin to pose questions to yourself, and let the answers flow. Ask yourself each morning: "If I could do anything at all today, what would I do?" Write down your answer each day, even if you don't feel you can accomplish what you've written, and allow yourself to be gloriously inconsistent. Resist the urge to go back over your answers until at least a month or two has passed. Then, review what you have written to see what patterns have emerged.

Most importantly, quiet your environment and your mind so that you can hear the voice of wisdom inside you. It IS there just waiting for the opportunity to counsel you. Take time to meditate, walk in nature, and sit in silence.

Go on a Passion Hunt!
In addition to learning how to listen, go on a "passion hunt!" Do something different that can open you to new ways of listening, hearing, experiencing, and expressing. Try things that you've never tried before just for fun. Create a collage, paint, dance! Observe children and their innate ability to have fun. Do you remember that feeling? Close your eyes and reconnect with your inner child. What can you recall about the playfulness of childhood? Do you remember the wonder that the world held when you were young? Be patient, but active as you search for your passions. If you make the effort to "discover your bliss," you will be well on your way to "following your bliss!"

Copyright © Melanie Votaw. All rights reserved.

Melanie Votaw is the creator and instructor for the course Discovering Your Life Purpose: Living the Life You Were Born to Live. Learn more about Melanie and this course now.