From the highest perspective, our life purpose is to connect more fully to our True Self – to connect more fully to love. Connected to this love, we can feel love more deeply and can more easily express the Qualities of Love towards others and out into the world.

Whether through a soul urging or we simply want to better ourselves, once we begin on our path to self-improvement we connect more fully to our True Self – and to the love it holds. We feel better, more peaceful, and become more empowered. We create more harmony around us. And our relationships improve.

The Cavern between Us and Others

Is in Direct Relationship

 to the Cavern between Us and Our True Self

 The path to bettering ourselves and becoming our Best Self is twofold”

  • We must embrace what soothes and invigorates our soul – which allows the love within our hearts to grow.
  • We must remove any blocks to the love that is held within our hearts.

To soothe and invigorate our soul, we may start to meditate, do yoga, view, listen to, or partake in uplifting material, embrace what brings us joy, or spend time (or more time) in the comforting arms of nature,

To remove the blocks to love, we must recognize, acknowledge, and address any Unconscious Influences that may be keeping us from accessing the love within.

Connecting more deeply with love, we start to live life from a higher perspective. Our existence takes on more meaning, and our life purpose starts to unfold. Our ideas of how to live life start to shift.

Being attuned to our True Self and keeping our minds open will allow us to hear what our soul is whispering to us and keep us open to new possibilities. And often, the path our life now takes and how our life purpose unfolds comes as a big surprise.

Finding Our Life’s Purposes Is Invigorating and Makes Us Feel Alive

I spent most of my life having jobs to just get by or to keep myself sane from the perceived drudgery of being a housewife.

As I moved along my journey to peace (the theme of all my writings) and started to let go of the Unconscious Influences that were holding me back from being my Best Self, my life purpose began to unfold.

What I learned yearned for expression. And as I put pen to paper, words flowed out of me, and a new spark arose in me. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine myself writing a book – especially one of a spiritual/self-help nature.

My first book, Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science, was born out of my personal journey to peace – and all I learned along the way

While writing Your Journey to Peace …, I had periods of great excitement as I realized I could share what I have learned on my journey to peace – and possibly help others on theirs.

I started to understand that my life purpose was to help others in their emotional healing, self-understanding, and spiritual growth, and to do this by “bridging the gap” between the various areas of religious, spiritual, and psychological study – ergo the sub-title of my book.

Finding Energy, Peace, and Contentment from Discovering Our Life’s Purpose

For most of my life, I was stressed, frustrated, and felt a deep fatigue caused by constant emotional upheavals.

  • I began to notice – and question how some women around me who had fewer luxuries or time on their hands and with more difficult circumstances than I had were calm, positive, and even seemed happy. This baffled me!
  • I started to recognize that there must be something wrong with how I was navigating life. How I was acting and reacting wasn’t working for me. My emotions were out of control and I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. I recognized that I was ineffective in how I approached and responded to others.

I didn’t have sophisticated words to explain it all, but I knew that how I felt and my anger and frustrations with others had more to do with me – not the others. Not the me-me at my core, but that somehow, I was missing the mark.

I was tired of always being angry, frustrated, stressed, and blaming others for my unhappiness. It was exhausting! And others weren’t responding to me in the way that I wanted. I was tired of feeling miserable. And so, I went looking for a better way to manage life.

I had so much to learn. There was so much I hadn’t been shown or taught. I had to learn that I – and only I – am responsible for how I feel. How I act. And how I react. I had to be brave and look at who I was being.

When We Reconcile the Truth of Who We Are

 – with the Truth of Who We Are Being –

Powerful Shifts Occur Within Us.

In the final phase of putting Your Journey to Peace …. together, I worked harder than I ever have, as I had so much material to go through, collate, edit, reedit, double-check, and refine.

I occasionally did feel tired as I worked many hours a day, days in a row – and sometimes even through the night. Still, generally speaking, I felt more energized and peaceful throughout the process than I ever did working regular jobs.

I was also very excited to have discovered something satisfying and valuable to do with the rest of my life. We do not have to do something society judges as valuable to have a happy, peaceful, and fulfilling life. Still, I had an inner knowing that I now had a purpose. And it made me happy.

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I now feel energized, satisfied, contented, and confident in different ways than I did before – and I know a lot of this is due to finding my life’s purpose, which developed naturally along my journey to personal healing.

In The Purpose Driven Life Journal, Rick Warren tells us that as our life’s purpose unfolds, we often experience “incredible joy from knowing God’s purpose for [our lives].” And we get a sense of peace as we “learn the big picture – how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.” (1)

I felt that sense of peace while putting Your Journey to Peace … together, and I find great contentment in sharing what I learned on my journey to peace with the world – especially that:

Attitude is Everything About Everything

Even with all its ups and downs, the puzzle pieces of my life fit together nicely and brought me to my life’s purpose.

Even though we are guided to our life’s purpose, we still have to do the required work. Conscientious diligence is a must to bring forth our desires and reach our full potential.

No matter what our purpose is, whether working toward a diploma or degree, making the team, or earning a promotion, dedication and consistent effort is absolutely necessary.

Spirit inspires us, guides us, and helps us along the way, but we still have to do the leg work. For me it didn’t feel like work. It became a passion. And it fed my soul. Writing still does?

(This blog post was originally written for a website Good Question that focuses on The purpose/meaning of life and our spiritual growth.  Follow the link to read posts by others reflecting on various part of life, such as the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Marianne Williamson, Paulo Coelho, Elon Musk).


(1) Rick Warren, “A Journey with Purpose,” introduction to The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002).

©Rosemary McCarthy, December 7, 2021.

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