The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life

For as long as humankind has been living on this glorious place we call Earth, we have been searching for the purpose or reason of life.

Have you ever wondered about the purpose of your life?

This question of all questions has been expressed through a variety of related questions, such as:

  • Why are we here?
  • What is life all about?
  • What is the meaning of life?

The purpose of life has been the subject of philosophical, scientific, and theological speculation throughout history. There have been a large number of answers from many different cultural and ideological backgrounds, and some of them have been quite contradictory.

Well, look no further. After many years of study, heartache, and experience, the answer has come to me like a bolt of lightning.

I know the answer to the big secret!

I know the ultimate purpose of life. But are you sure you can handle knowing the answer that philosophers have been asking for millennia? You may not like the answer.

Since you are still reading, I assume you truly want to know. We have all been given the gift of life.

The purpose of life is to live our lives to the absolute best that we can!

It really is that simple—the purpose of life is to LIVE!

Live your passion; live your dreams; live your best life.

Now you know the secret so you can’t go back to not knowing; however, just because you are alive does not mean you are living.

The Law of Conservation of Energy states that the total amount of energy in a closed system (aka, the universe) remains constant over time. A consequence of this law is that energy cannot be created nor destroyed; it can only change form.

You are made up of a tiny portion of the universe, God, or whatever you choose to call the Source of all. The particles of energy that make up your body are the same particles of energy that have been around for millions of years; only now they have been transformed to make you who you are.

You were born to experience life. You were born with dreams and the ability to achieve them. Simply put, that is your purpose.

You are a gift from the universe to this world.

Do not be disappointed with this answer. Many times the simplest answer is the right one. The purpose of your life is to live your life to the fullest; to be your best you.

By doing this, you leave a legacy for others to follow and be inspired by so that they too can live their lives to the fullest, and in turn help others. By living your life to the fullest, you serve others. The trick is to figure out the HOW.

Once I KNEW that my life purpose was to LIVE, it changed my life. It sounds silly but it’s true. It is so simple and yet having that basic understanding gave me permission to follow my dreams.

I wasn’t being selfish as I had been previously told. I was actually helping to make the world a better place. And you can too…I give you permission to LIVE your life. Now go do it…

About the Author

Heather WIlsonHeather E. Wilson is the founder and CEO of The Canadian Coach, a directory and membership platform designed to unite, support and promote Canadian coaches. She's a successful business coach, speaker, author (Your Life According to You!), warrior, change-maker, risk-taker, and adventurer all rolled into one dynamic package.