Expanding Your Happiness Day 9: Living with Purpose


“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” —Tom Bodett

In today’s meditation we will connect to the current of happiness inside that gives our life direction and purpose. When we move with this flow of life energy, our actions are filled with value and meaning. Our happiness and contentment naturally expand when we are living a purposeful life. It’s not necessarily a strong feeling and we may not always have a clear vision or understanding of that purpose. It may only be a subtle sense that we are where we need to be, and doing what needs to be done, but that is the heart of a purposeful life.

Our meditation today will align our awareness to this purposeful direction of expanding happiness and fulfillment.

Our centering thought for today is:

My actions have purpose.

Our Sanskrit mantra for today is:

“Dharma Hum.” My life has purpose and meaning.

“Happiness is blossoming. And today we explore even more as we begin to live with purpose. Now that we have awakened our happiness energy, we want to unleash it even further on purpose.  We are the most happiest and most inspired when our lives have direction, have clarity, and meaning. And it doesn’t matter what you’re specific purpose is. The truth is that each of us has a road map within, our internal GPS system.  And when we live life doing that which gives us the greatest fulfillment, we are nurtured, in the deepest most essential, almost biological way. Your life is speaking to you, guiding you toward the fulfillment that awaits. Listen to the signals. You know it in your bones when you feel right, decisions are easy,  there is no struggle. That is happiness. It feels magical. But it isn’t. Inherently each of us wants what is a very best for ourselves, and intuitively, we know it in our heart what that is.  We really do. You just need to learn to trust it. So pay attention to all the signals that are around all the time, and move with the clear flow of your life’s messages. Your happiness can only expand when you do.  That is universal law, and it is miraculous. Take a deep breathe, relax, as we move through purpose towards happiness.” ~ Oprah 

Today’s Notes

It is a proven fact that meditation changes our genes. 

A sense of purpose comes from the alignment of mind and spirit with the body providing support  and nourishment. The cells in our body are already committed to their purpose and pursue with total commitment. Through the mind-body connection the same commitment flows naturally into every aspect of life once there is no resistance, doubt and insecurity. 

Living with purpose is self validating. 

Fulfillment is dharma. And when you follow your dharma, you bring change to mind and body. Your actions feel good, your decisions feel right. You sense that you are evolving and growing. This is what it feels like to be living your dharma.

These changes turn you into a new person, literally. When you meditate and awaken your higher self. Your desires change. You start wanting what is good and healthy for you. Noticing and nurturing these impulses brings your life into focus. 

Take a moment and consider your actions have purpose.

Take a deep breathe. Make yourself comfortable and close your eyes. Begin to breathe slowly and deeply. Introduce today’s mantra, “Dharma Hum.” Repeat it silently to yourself. Feel your body, mind, and spirit open and receive just a little more. 

My Thoughts & Experience


Gooseflesh. Ears popping. Left-Eye watering. Right ear hot to the touch.
Sad, yet happy and excited. Tired and ready to sink into my bedsheets.
Accomplished. Fulfilled. Connected to a larger network.

I know I have purpose. I have always known that I did. It is what drives me to do the work that I do. The meaning, regardless if I am right or wrong, is that there is substance in the things that I do. There is value here. There is healing here.

I know that my actions have impact.

This I know for sure: I am no longer making ripples in a small pond, I am making waves in the ocean.

This I know for sure: I am happy no matter the adversity.



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