PURPOSE IN LIFE/ MISSION STATEMENT Step 1: What is your spiritual ideal?
Step 1: In your peak spiritual moments, what have you recognised to be the highest truth about yourself and about life? This ideal is not strictly your mission in life, but rather describes a place within yourself – a state of consciousness – from which that mission may be directed.
Explanation to Step 1: The highest truth about myself is: truth-seeker. I have been, by nature, a truth-seeker and a truth-speaker. I have sought to find a truth (my truth) for myself, my entire life. My desire has always been to scratch the surface and dig deeper. I define a truth-seeker as one who approaches life with fascination, curiosity, and awe; one who refuses to accept any pre-packaged information without thoroughly and personally investigating it. The easiest explanation of a truth I can possibly give you is this: Truth feels light. Untruth feels heavy. As simple as that. The most beautiful description I have found is: “The truest mark of a seeker is the ability to approach life with the open-mindedness of a child.” My highest truth about life is: freedom in its broadest sense, choice, speech, and ultimate lifestyle. I literally see the word freedom everywhere. “‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now, and this bird you never change, and the bird you cannot change, and this bird you cannot change. (...) Won’t you fly, free bird, yeah.” These words are taken from Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I love this song so much; it touches my soul. The lyrics are just incredible and the solo simply sends chills down the spine. It’s just a song that takes you from being sad to happy to dancing wild. It tells you that no matter what, life goes on. If you face any challenges, just listen to it and they will go away, at least for a while.