I often get people coming into my office, because they want to find their Purpose and/or Mission in life. Most of the people think it is about finding the right job title of some kind. They do not like what they are doing and are wanting to find something that feels like it has more meaning in life. Regardless, they all feel like something is missing. It is precisely that empty feeling inside – a sense of missing something in life – that sends people seeking guidance.
So, let’s first set the record straight – Mission and Purpose are TWO different things. Mission is what one does to help the collective. Purpose is what a person needs to do to for themselves to live a more meaningful life. Neither one is about a job or career. They are about the burning desire in one’s heart that most people are out of touch with, therefore needing some assistance to find. That is where guided meditation comes in as a viable tool. It is not for someone else to tell them what their Mission and Purpose are, because people will allow their minds to keep them in doubt. They need to actually have an emotional experience to their inner knowing, thus giving them a feeling of conviction.
The best-case scenario is that people’s Mission and Purpose are in alignment. For instance, someone’s Purpose might have a deep desire to learn all about the different aspects of love, what it is and is not, and why do people have such a challenge with it? They end up experiencing many ups and downs in their personal life in regard to love. They then end up frequently becoming some kind of counselor to families, individuals, school children, grief counselors, etc. to assist others find out how to get in touch with the love in their hearts and learn to truly listen and help each other as a part of their Mission.
People’s Mission and Purpose are sometimes not necessarily aligned with each other, causing a deeper sense of feeling lost inside. Perhaps their Purpose is to learn about how to communicate and take care of animals; however, their Mission is to work as a nurse taking care of people, when what they really would rather do is work with animals. Now they need to find a way to mesh their Purpose and Mission together. As an example, their souls might guide to them to find a way to bring therapy animals in to help people who are sick or anxiety ridden to feel better.
It is important to realize that Mission and Purpose are things that come from the soul and not the ego. The information is always contained within, and most of us need someone to guide us to get beyond our minds to find out what only we know lies deep within our hearts.