|“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”|
Everything exists as a function of purpose. Form arises as a result of intention shaping matter and action. . As human beings, we have the fortunate opportunity to discover and even craft our purpose. Indeed, we are much happier, more fulfilled, and of better service to life when we identify our purpose and are fully committed to acting in alignment with it.
The discovery and realization of our purpose involves a natural cycle that includes listening, seeking, finding, experimenting, learning, integrating, protecting, and teaching. Foster refers to this cycle as the “Torus of Purpose.” We take the input of ideas, emotions, and information the universe exposes us to, process them internally, then creatively output them to the world, getting feedback, and continuing the cycle. Through this ongoing process, we can discover for ourselves what stirs our spirits and ignites our passions.
The Japanese model of Ikigai can also help identify and dial in your purpose. Ikigai, which roughly translates to “a reason for being,” involves four criteria that all need to be satisfied for you to feel fulfilled. The criteria are:
- What you love
- What you are good at
- What the world needs
- What you can be paid for
When these four criteria are aligned, they create a synergy that will amplify your personal peace and satisfaction and provide positive impact on the world.
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