If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being,
then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
-- Abraham H Maslow
“Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing;
every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day
let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is
naught!'” ~Thomas Kempis
“All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions” ~Leonardo da Vinci
So, if you want to pursue a different knowledge, you may need to change
your perception. ~Dachia
“A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere the careless, the most stupid thinker”~ David Hume
There are two types of purpose. There is an extrinsic purpose- something we do. And there is the intrinsic- something we are. The first is an expression of the second. Our greatest need, as human beings, is Self-Actualization.
There are other needs, of course. In fact, Abraham Maslow created a wonderful visual model to help us understand our needs (my version below). It is my contention that we must personally be involved in the attainment or meeting of these needs in order to move on to the next level, and ultimately Self-Actualization. We cannot just skip over more basic needs and go for the good stuff.
If we were to boil down the problems of the world and for our individual lives, more than likely we would see a lack of clarity of purpose.
Far too many of us are floating from one job to another and one relationship to another. If we could stand back and look at ourselves we would see our dull eyes and feel our heavy feet.
If you have a strong enough why, the how will come to you.
We need purpose. We need something that moves us. We need a why.
Let's face it, we all want to be happy. Whatever other goals we might have, this is on the top of the list. Once we have our basic needs covered- food and shelter and some security, and a sense of belonging and some confidence and esteem- we seek to fill ourselves. We seek our authentic selves.
It might not be listed as "happiness", but whatever name we give it, we are yearning for a deeper understanding of ourselves and real connection with our world. While we need to fill our more basic needs, we can at the same time
It's been my experience that most of us
who are seeking happiness or better health could achieve these goals if
we first had a really good why. What is the reason we want whatever it is?
There is a bit of a paradox when we say we want to be happy... just to be happy. We look at happiness as the big WHY, but it is really a smaller one- under the umbrella of self-actualization. Happiness is very important. It's a big deal. There are a few ways to achieve it:
Make a decision to be happy,
Change our perspective,
Live with Purpose
Unfortunately, a lot of us spend our lives in the "I want" stage and don't actually take real action to achieve health, happiness or purpose. If you are here because you have made the decision to go for it, then welcome. You are in the right place.
If you are here by complete accident, but the picture of the handsome horse caught your interest, you are welcome too. I'm sure there is something here that is of benefit to you, as well. If not, at least there are several more pictures of the handsome horse.
I have been guiding and mentoring people for years on how to be healthier and happier. How to listen to intuition. But the greatest single thing that I can share with anyone is their own intrinsic need for self-actualization. And the power of that purpose. With it, we are everything. Without it, we are nothing.
I provide as much information as I can on these pages and on the blog. I want to reach as many people as possible. I can only handle so many personal clients, so if I can help you clarify your goal and get you on the right path to achieving it, I'm pretty happy to do it. That's MY purpose.
I have incredible resources that I'd like to share with you here. If you have questions about particular resources, please drop me an email and I'll try to clarify or give you another resource. Email me here.