Each one of us has a significant contribution to make in this lifetime. It may involve
many things, or it may be something very simple. We all have a great deal to offer the
world and to each other, each in our own special and unique way. To a great degree,
our own personal sense of well-being is a function of how much we are expressing
this. It always involves being yourself totally, completely, naturally, and doing
something or many things that you genuinely love to do, and that you have a natural
We all know in our hearts what our higher purpose is, but we often do not
consciously acknowledge it, even to ourselves. In fact, most people seem to go to
great lengths to hide it from themselves and from the world. They fear and seek to
avoid the power, responsibility, and light that comes with acknowledging and
expressing their true purpose in life.
You may want to reconnect with and strengthen the relationship you have with your
higher self so that it becomes more evident and real to you. Your meditation practice
should help you with this goal. However, as with most things in life, some
meditations are more effective than others. If your relationship with your higher self
isn’t where you want it to be and you want to know what kind of meditation is
effective for accessing your higher self.
Self-realization is the path to God-realization; as you discover who you are, you
understand your connection to God. This is the general purpose that we all share.
This is a big purpose, and quite abstract. In addition to this general purpose that we
all share, each of us has our own unique life purpose. It is this individual life purpose
that guides you to your potential, and is a direct path to self-realization and God-
Know Your Higher Purpose
We all want to matter and to make a difference in the world, at work, or in someone
else’s life. Our Higher Purpose is how we find deep meaning and fulfilment in our
lives by contributing to someone or something that is bigger than ourselves.
Human life is a precious opportunity to experience consciousness and will. It is
through humans the universe experiences duality and speaks to itself. Although we
are created to be selfish for the purpose of preserving life upon earth and ensuring
the continuation of the world, we are meant to become selfless through self-effort to
fulfil the aims of God. Although we are subject to the cycle of births and deaths in our
physical bodies, at some point in our journey upon earth we are meant to become
aware of our spirituality and realize our true nature. This is believed to be the
essential purpose of human beings and the evolution of life and intelligence upon
From ignorance to awareness, materiality to spirituality, darkness to light and
mortality to immortality, this is the order of our expected progress in the corporeal
world. To progress from selfishness to selflessness to universal oneness, this is the
aim of our spiritual Yoga practice and self-transformation. Nature is self-regulated.
At the lower levels, it is guided by the force of Nature. At the higher levels, it is
guided by the force of will and intelligence. A tree has no apparent purpose, other
than serving the aims of Nature. A flower has no purpose other than being part of a
larger system or process. It is not so with human beings. They can have a higher
purpose, if they choose to have one, without the compulsion to follow Nature blindly
or remain bound to it.
Yoga helps you to introspect and understand your true and core being. It has a
spiritual side attached to it to help you discover the true purpose of your life, teach
you the ultimate realm of humanity, kindness, and compassion.