am going to wander off here in a moment and do this activity, will report back results within the hour. if you choose to play may the epiphanies roll out and create clarity and bliss!
Blogger Steve Pavlina says that you can discover your life’s purpose in as little as twenty minutes. To do so, complete the following four steps:
1. Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type.
2. Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?”
3. Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase is fine.
4. Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you cry. This is your purpose.
Steve writes that “usually it takes 15-20 minutes to clear your head of all the clutter and the social conditioning about what you think your purpose in life is” and that you should expect to generate some repeats or similar answers. All this is fine so long as you keep on writing, even if your answers begin to resemble variations on “I don’t have a purpose” or “Life is meaningless”.
Also, it’s not enough to react emotionally to an answer, according to Pavlina. You need to keep going until the emotion brings forth tears. If you feel the urge to quit, take a two minute break and then resume. According to the post, around 80-90 percent of those who try this method will reach their answer in less than an hour.
so what did I learn?
I learned that I can fill an entire 12x18 piece of paper FULL of things in 25 minutes.
That I did not cry as the above said I might, but I believe that is mainly because I have done various forms of this exercise for the past 10 years and that I have cried about a billion tears over this so maybe I am less emotive.
I learned that when I follow the pull--that is where juicy things come up to be moved
Here are the top 5 that pulled me, made me stop after writing them and almost evoked tears:
to believe in impossible things and delight and celebrate their arrival into the world
to love deeply with my whole being and allow myself to be loved that deeply
to be a faerie on earth
to overcome money as a limitation