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How to Find Your Purpose and Passion for shifting Your Life


How to Find Your Purpose and Passion for shifting Your Life

Spirituality / By Tracy Latz, M.D. & Marion Ross, PhD

How to Find Your Passion and Purpose

Wouldn’t you love to jump out of bed every morning filled with fire and enthusiasm for something? Perhaps you have been searching for that something for years or have settled for a more mundane life out of not knowing any better way. Maybe you feel that you have too many responsibilities to change course, do not deserve anything more significant, or have a fear of the unknown. Finding & Following your passion and purpose can be difficult, but consider it a journey, not an instant revelation.

Go back in time…

Consider taking an expedition into your past, for starters. What life plan got you to where you are now? Did you even consciously have a plan? Were you driven by the desire to be a dad, mom, nurse, doctor, plumber, an Indian chief, or accountant because it was lucrative or ‘Cool,’ to impress your family or friends, perhaps to pay the bills, or was it something you wanted to do? Did you choose a life of hiding your talents and brains so people would not expect too much of you? Were you afraid of success, or did you have a fear of success or failure? What choices led you to your current job, personal /family situation, hobbies, what you do in your downtime, etcetera? Take time to evaluate how you got where you are now to understand how you have been creating your life.

Remember what Einstein said: “We cannot solve problems using the same thinking we used when we created them.” To discover your passion, you must expand, stay what you think, recognize what you wish to eliminate or change in your life and be motivated to do it. Your current thought process might have limited your options to provide you with a certain level of security, comfort, and survival, and maybe has given you a comfortable enough box to nest in, which you call “my life.”

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius.

To discover your real purpose in life, you must first rid your mind of all the parental and societal expectations that have filled your awareness since childhood. Then, sort out what is significant for you.

To find your passion and purpose, recognize your gifts and abilities.

Teaching, coaching, selling, painting, listening?

Figure out what you are good at and what you enjoy doing.

Define your interests!

What makes your heart sing? What have been your hobbies since childhood? Do they give you a hint as to what lights your fire? What have you been afraid to pursue because of money or other barriers you have always wanted to do? What do you love to research on the internet? What section of the book store do you hang out in & which magazines do you enjoy reading? What inspires you? Please bring all of this to mind, write it down, and then refine the list after reviewing it in a few days.

What have you fantasized about doing that seemed too crazy to pursue?

Did you ever have a dream that you never realized, such as being a writer, journalist, or painter, which internal self-doubt or fear prevented you from pursuing?

Take another look at your life dreams! It is never too late to create yourself anew. However, if you have an inhibiting belief that limits you from moving forward in your life, we have tools to help you remove the obstacles that cause a sense of being ‘stuck.’

Are you ready to find your passion and purpose and create a positive transformation in your life? Explore the roots of your self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours at Shift Your Life: Drop Your Baggage. Love Your Life and Reach Beyond the Veil With Intuitive Art at the Art of Living Retreat Center from June 22nd-26th.

Tracy and Marion

Tracy Latz, M.D., M.S., is an Integrative Psychiatrist weaving together wisdom from Western medicine and alternative approaches to transforming anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma.

Marion Ross, PhD, holds doctorates in Holistic Healing, Metaphysics, and Transpersonal Psychology and certifications in Medical Qigong, Qigong Healing, Robert Peng Certified Teacher Training, Energy Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine, and Sound Healing.

This article was first posted on, and Art of Living Retreat Center’s Website is republished with the authors’ permission.

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