Life purpose and soul purpose are very closely connected to living a meaningful life, in fact, a meaningful life is just a synonym for a purposeful life.
Firstly, I want to ask you a few questions.
How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Do you feel energized and enthusiastic? Are you looking forward to the day or do you just want to roll over and go back to sleep? Do you get Monday morning blues and yearn for Friday to come?
I think it’s worth recognizing that if we wake up in that kind of mood, the chances are we’re not getting a great deal of joy and meaning out of our life.
We can look at how to live a meaningful life on two different levels.
On one level it can be, “I’ve discovered my purpose. And this is the path I’m going to take” from the point of view of what you are here to do.
On another level it can be “I’ve discovered my soul purpose”, maybe through the Dan Millman book The Life You Were Born to Lead, which is who you are here to be. It means that when you come up against challenges related to your soul purpose, you’re not going to beat yourself up and say “you stupid person, you’re making the same mistakes all the time”, you’re going to recognize that, “Oh, I’m going to get these challenges because these are the areas that I’ve come here to work on. So of course, I have to be challenged in those areas, otherwise, I’m not going to complete my mission.”