For most of my life, I wondered if I had a purpose in life. I knew I liked to help people, so took jobs where I felt I could do just that in the corporate world. As a change manager, I helped people and my employer through tough changes, and as a Human Resources Manager, I helped people at work.
But it never seemed like enough. It wasn't until I discovered how much mindfulness meditation improved my daily state of being during my cancer journey, and I realized I could help others discover this state of being as well. Then, I further realized that after my years of trial and error of helping organizations startup mindfulness practices, I could teach others how to do the same.
Now I am truly blessed as my purpose is crystal clear:
To help people create a better experience of life.
I do this by training passionate meditators to become great mindfulness meditation facilitators in the workplace or in their communities.
Together, we are Creating a Mindful World, Together.
I want to share this wonderful article from the Greater Good Science Center with you: "How to Find Your Purpose in Life". Here's what struck me specifically in this article because these are common themes among the facilitators in my community:
Turn hurts into healing for others
Helping others who are hurting gives us purpose.
Cultivate awe, gratitude, and altruism
The experience of awe makes us feel connected to something larger than ourselves
Find and build community
A sense of purpose can be strengthened by keeping the company of others like you. Especially if we are embarking on something new, we get energy from the support of our community.
Tell your story
Those who see meaning and purpose in their lives are able to tell a story of change and growth.
The facilitators who are in our community embody all these points. I am so grateful to be a part of this wonderful group.
Founder, The Calm Monkey