If you’re anything like I was, when I first started thinking about my life purpose, you probably think your life purpose is something you have to do while you’re here. Something important and fulfilling.
You know, something like saving the planet from global warming, eliminating poverty and injustice, ridding the world of single-use-plastic products, or finding a cure for cancer. All noble causes and great things to be involved in. I’m not saying not to do those things. They all need doing.
Most of us, though, are not in a position to engage with any of those tasks in a meaningful way. We can only contribute in small ways towards the achievement of those goals, for example, by not using plastic straws, composting our food waste, or funding organisations working to address those issues.
But what if your life purpose has nothing to do with what you do for a living?
What if your life purpose is to learn to love yourself?
We are not talking narcissism here. Rather, we’re talking about loving yourself authentically, accepting yourself as you are, and treating yourself as the most important person in your life.
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