I came across this article in Word for Today, and it really made me think about the human body and mind and our purpose in life. I speak a great deal about the power of the subconscious mind, and some of these statistics are mind-blowing.
The amazing human being
Despite your aches and pains, you are a living, breathing, walking, talking wonder.
One author explains: ‘Most of us take our eyesight for granted, but even the simplest of processes is divinely complex.
The retina, for example, conducts close to ten billion calculations every second, and that is before an image even travels through the optic nerve to the visual cortex.
The human nose can detect one-millionth of one milligram of garlic floating in the air and distinguish among ten thousand distinct odours. The hairs blanketing your body magnify the sensation of touch so that you can discern a thousandth of an ounce of pressure on the tip of a half-inch hair. Amazing, isn’t it?’
Trillions of chemical reactions are taking place in every cell of your body every second. You are inhaling oxygen, metabolising energy, digesting food, maintaining equilibrium, purifying toxins, producing hormones, exhaling carbon dioxide, repairing tissues, and circulating blood.
As you read this, millions of electrical impulses are firing across billions of synaptic pathways, and you don’t even think about it.
But you should and should thank God for the gift of life and the multitude of His blessings you enjoy. And you should do one more all-important thing: discover your life’s purpose and dedicate yourself to fulfilling it.
It has been said the two most important days in a person’s life are the day they’re born and the day they discover why they were born. Think about it!
Finding your purpose in life
I am in a very privileged position to have found my life’s purpose in helping people deal more effectively with stress and to live happier, healthier lives. This passion has taken me across the world, and I have written two books in the process.
This week, I had the amazing privilege of working with two of my favourite clients, Rolls Royce and Lake District Estates. During the first three days of the week, I worked with the staff from Lake District Estates, and it was a wonderful experience.
They put me up in the Waterbird Boat House on Lake Windermere, and what a stunning property this is. It takes your breath away with its tranquillity and luxury. I delivered two half-day Masterclasses over the three days and had a fabulous time in the process.
Then, on Thursday, I was delighted to deliver Masterclass 1 twice to two Rotatives teams at Rolls Royce in Derby. This was a brilliant time where the engagement and interaction were off the scale, and we had a great time together. They really appreciated the Action Plan they took away to help them work on my shared techniques.
The feedback from both clients was amazing, and it made me realise that this is something my life has led to with all its ups and downs. I have made so many mistakes in my life, and I was close to failing miserably. But with some mental resilience and help from key people, I have broken through to this amazing life.
It wasn’t easy, and I wanted to give up many times, but I didn’t, and every time I fell, I got back up. I believe that as long as you keep getting back up, you will succeed in the end.
The benefits of finding your purpose in life
Finding your purpose in life can bring about various benefits, contributing to overall well-being and satisfaction. Here are five key advantages:
Increased Fulfilment: Understanding your purpose provides a sense of meaning and direction in life. It gives you a reason to get out of bed each day, knowing that your actions are aligned with your core values and goals. This fulfilment can lead to a more positive outlook on life.
Enhanced Motivation: Having a clear purpose can be a powerful motivator. When you know why you’re doing what you’re doing, it becomes easier to stay focused, overcome challenges, and persist in the pursuit of your goals. This heightened motivation can lead to increased productivity and success.
Improved Mental and Emotional Well-being: Knowing your purpose can contribute to better mental and emotional health. It provides a framework for decision-making, reducing feelings of confusion or uncertainty. This clarity can help alleviate stress and anxiety, promoting a more stable and resilient mental state.
Stronger Resilience: A well-defined purpose can act as a source of resilience in the face of adversity. A clear sense of purpose can help you bounce back more quickly when you encounter obstacles or setbacks. It provides a foundation to weather challenges and maintain a positive perspective.
Positive Impact on Health: Studies suggest that having a sense of purpose is associated with various health benefits. People with a strong sense of purpose may experience lower levels of stress, reduced risk of cardiovascular problems, and even increased longevity. This connection between purpose and health highlights the holistic impact of a meaningful life.
While these benefits can contribute to a more fulfilling and satisfying life, it’s important to note that each individual’s journey to finding one’s purpose is unique. It may require self-reflection, exploration, and adaptation over time. Additionally, a person’s purpose may evolve as they grow and experience different stages of life.
Thoughts for the week
- Do you know what your purpose in this life is?
- If you do, you are a very fortunate person.
- If not, you should start reflecting on this as you move forward.
- I found mine late in life on the back of redundancy and huge debt.
- I was in a corner, but slowly and surely, my purpose was revealed to me.
- This week, take time to reflect on this; as the months and years go by, perhaps your true purpose will be revealed to you.
Well, that’s it for this week, have a wonderful weekend and keep believing.