Living on Purpose

Family on Wheels, by Debra Moffitt
Family on Wheels, by Debra Moffitt

When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous. – Wayne Dyer

By Debra Moffitt

Remember as a child accusing your brother or sister or best friend of doing something “on purpose.” It meant that it was done with intention and a particular aim.  Now imagine taking that same expression and applying it to your everyday life. Imagine living “on purpose.”  If you took each and every day and decided to live “on purpose” or with a specific aim or intention, what would it be? What is the purpose and intention that ties each of your days together and gives you a sense of living a meaningful and satisfying life?

Purpose, is defined as intention or a specific aim. Many days we simply go through the motions and fall into a bland and dull routine simply because it is familiar. But what would happen if, on waking there was a conscious recognition of what you want to do in relation to creating a fulfilling life –and then step by step, little by little, you go out and do it. It this means you’re called to service, then find small ways to be of service each and every day even if it’s only opening a door or offering an encouraging word to someone who is down-hearted. These little steps and big intentions can, with patience and perseverance, transform a life from empty and numb to vibrant and alive. The choice is up to you.

Copyright Debra Moffitt, 2015. No portion of this blog may be reused, reprinted, or re-posted without prior written permission.

Bio: Debra Moffitt is author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life. A visionary, dreamer and teacher, she’s devoted to nurturing the spiritual in everyday life. She leads workshops on spiritual practices at the Sophia Institute and other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Her mind/body/spirit articles, essays and stories appear in publications around the globe and were broadcast by BBC World Services Radio. She has spent over fifteen years practicing meditation, working with dreams and doing spiritual practices. Visit her online at


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