15 Ways to Create a Life of Purpose
Yoga Truth: Rod Styger’s personal Motto: “The fire of spirit is invincible. It lights my way and empowers me to brighten the light of others. I relentlessly stoke this fire through teaching, leadership, creativity, service, laughter, and by returning to stillness. I am ceaselessly dedicated to glorifying both Creator and creation.”
In my experience people get sick, unhappy, depressed when they are off track with their life purpose. Either they have put up with unhappy relationships, work or situations long past their sell-by date…or they have buried traumas and negative beliefs about themselves and life, going back to their childhood, that are blocking them from accessing their divine life purpose.
I help clients “break-free to live the life they love.” In my books Goal Success and You Can Break Free Fast I recommend using techniques like EFT- Matrix Reimprinting and Law of Attraction principles of right thinking, doing and feeling.
But I also meditate, attend yoga classes and spend time walking outdoors – and tell my clients to do the same if they want long term health and peace of mind and that fulfillment of doing/being their life purpose without striving.
My first Yoga teacher in Johannesburg, South Africa, was Mani Finger. He lived his life purpose and left a yoga legacy in his wake.That was many many years ago!
When I am in Cape Town I still go to classes with one of his long-time disciples/teachers, Glenn, a woman of grace and beauty who trained for many years with Mani.
On the Isle of Wight, where I spend the UK summers I attend the classes of Carol Macartney who runs retreats on the IOW and in gorgeous places like Turkey.
So I was enthralled by this interview with one of America’s most revered Yoga exponents, Rod Styker who encapsulates a modern-day Yogic perspective on How to Create a Life of Purpose.
Rod Stryker: 15 Maxims to Create a Life of Purpose
(from an interview at www.33voices.com)
1. Yoga is about refining our perception; and perception is the key to taking full advantage of life.
2. Every moment is a choice.
3. Our birth right is happiness. We don’t find it by attaining things.
4. Attachment is where our struggles begin.
5. To be clear about your purpose, it’s not necessarily about profession; it’s about WHAT YOU’RE MEANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD.
6. Your contribution to the world expresses you in a unique way. Find the words and live it.
7. Andrew Carnegie’s motto: All is good and all grows better! When he discovered that, he said, “A light came rushing through me and changed my life forever.”
8. When you serve your highest purpose, you serve the wellbeing of everything.
9. The Four Desires:
- Let your highest purpose be the driving force of your life
- Discover the means – the tools – to fulfill your purpose.
- Long for pleasure, delights and playfulness in life.
- Delight in the joy of freedom. Be free from the burdens of the world.
10. Detach from the results of your actions.
11. Quiet the mind and you gain a sense that no matter what, you’re 100% complete.
12. We’re all seeking to find more happiness and suffer less.
13. Manage your fear. Bill Gates was once asked before a product launch, are you afraid? his response was, “absolutely, fear accompanies me with every step.”
14. “Yoga is life”
15. “The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”
Best Advice: You’re not the doer. There’s a creative force in each of us. Just get out of the way.
Personal Motto: “The fire of spirit is invincible. It lights my way and empowers me to brighten the light of others. I relentlessly stoke this fire through teaching, leadership, creativity, service, laughter, and by returning to stillness. I am ceaselessly dedicated to glorifying both Creator and creation.”
Excitement about the future: People are hungrier about the truth more than ever.
What’s your view on living your life purpose? Does this yogic perspective hold the answers? I’d love your feedback.