Developing a life purpose is, not only the fastest way to the good life (long, healthy, abundant, loving, connected life), but the most effective strategy to unlock our freedom in our lives. Purpose discovery work allows us to identify and remove foreign lines of programming in our psyches. Discovering our life's purpose puts us in the driver's seat, giving us the freedom to be the type of person we want to be.
Parental disapproval? Gone. Cultural conditioning? Gone. Religious guilt? Gone. Gender identity? Gone. Pressure to conform? Gone. Pressure to be quiet? Gone. Pressure to be pretty? Gone. Pressure to be successful? Gone. American Wealth / Consumerism gospel? Gone. We can remove each of these lines of code with purpose discovery work and dwell in the sweetness of our true, most high, on purpose self. With this freedom, we are no longer limited by the fears produced by this conditioning, and we have the capacity to achieve to the best of our abilities. Finding purpose means taking the training wheels off life, allowing you to bob and weave and jump around any course that suits your fancy.
But how exactly does this work?
When we dissect our psyches in the purpose discovery process (see MODULE 4: Blast Through Resistance to Living Your Purpose of the 21-Day Purpose Challenge), we get to know every piece of programming we took on in our youth. We learn the origin story of our most common inner voices (Critic, Skeptic, Wounded Child, Risk Manager, Image Consutant). For example, the Critic was there from the beginning. When we were born we were just beautiful, creative and curious souls. Then something happened that hurt us. And we made up some meaning about ourselves and the world, and then made some decisions that would hopefully prevent us from getting hurt in that way again. Each inner voice was developed in this way. For example, the Critic:
From this place we can do a powerful process that honors our Critic, processes that line of code, removes it from the operating system and places it in our non-native application folder. We can call on it when necessary, but now it does run us or constrain us. We've emancipated ourselves from that particularcreated the space to self-express, the freedom to love ourselves as is, and the freedom to be happy without approval.
When then do this same process with the Skeptic, The Wounded Child, The Risk Manager and The Image Consultant. Once done with this process we've cleared the deck, we've made room for what is most true about us, our purpose (Being, Talents, Mission, Context) to come forth. We have freed ourselves from the limitations of these inner voices, from the fears they each have.
We can now choose purpose, be ourselves, free and clear, big and loud.