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Purpose is most often interpreted as career, however it’s larger than that, defining not only all the roles we play but our symbiotic relationship with the entire Universe. It’s important to have a passion for the moment and the journey. It’s the key to true happiness.

The John Butler Trio – Happiness and Passion

The John Butler Trio – Happiness and Passion

The night couldn’t have been more perfect. We’d arrived at this beautiful concert venue to hear the John Butler Trio. The sun was setting and a gentle breeze was kicking up and cooling off the day. It hadn’t been oppressively hot, but it had been hot enough. We were soaking up the ambiance, waiting on friends. I kept thinking, “What a great place to experience music.” I’ve been to Red Rocks in Colorado, amazing place, really wonderful. But this evening Sandpoint was the kiss of perfection, the festival grounds nestled between the mountains and the lake help create really an ... Read More »

Awaken Your Passion and find Happiness

Awaken Your Passion and find Happiness

This story, written by a friend, is the short version of her journey to awaken her passion and find happiness. To me finding happiness seemed to be a trivial matter in the larger scheme of things. After all who has time to spend pursuing something so elusive and ephemeral as happiness? No, what I needed was to focus on getting my degree in engineering. That would please my mom and make her proud of me; and isn’t that what every “good” daughter wants to do? I would just have to let happiness happen whenever it decided to show up; enjoy ... Read More »

Finding Your Passion and Happiness

Finding Your Passion and Happiness

“How can I find out what my life’s purpose is? I know there’s something I’m supposed to be doing, but I can’t figure out what it is.” These thoughts or some variation of these concerns come up whenever there’s a discussion about “following your bliss” or finding your passion and happiness. Maybe you’re feeling vaguely restless, that time’s passing you by, and that you haven’t discovered that something “meaningful” yet. Perhaps you are searching for work that excites you and is full of promise. I think what you are feeling is coming from your souls purpose. At the deepest level, ... Read More »

Happiness is Your Unique Purpose

Happiness is Your Unique Purpose

Happiness is your unique purpose. There is no greater or more basic desire than the desire for happiness. Ancient Vedic wisdom teaches that your soul has four unique desires and together they are described as, “for the purpose of the soul.” The first of these four desires is your unique purpose or dharma, the desire to become who you were meant to be; a drive to fully realize your destiny, a longing for purpose, while positively affecting the world. Dharma informs us that each of us has a purpose and that purpose is a unique expression of the universe. Your ... Read More »

Happiness is Pursuing Your Passion

Happiness is Pursuing Your Passion

Think most people would agree that the key to achieving genuine happiness is pursuing your passion. Just because you can buy whatever you want doesn’t automatically make you a happy person. Happiness, the real and lasting kind, arises from within, and it comes from being able to experience and enjoy the important things in life. There are those who—in spite of not being able to pursue the career of their dreams—find happiness in many other things in life, such as pursuing a hobby, playing a sport, or simply enjoying the company of their family and friends. As you examine happiness ... Read More »