You have a purpose in being here…
… and part of that is remembering that
you are part of something much larger than yourself.
Science and thousands of years of human experience are showing us a feeling of connection to something greater than ourselves gives us a heightened sense of well-being and resiliency. In short, it’s a natural antidepressant.
I want to invite you to an experiment based on practices in my new book, Uncovering Happiness, that can help you nurture this positive shift in your brain and positively impact the world around you.
Over the next 21 days you’ll be guided through something very simple and profound; discovering a prosocial purpose and turning your purpose into a verb.
The structure for this is loose; there is nothing strict or rigid about this program. The intention of the following 21 days is to deepen your connection to purpose and compassion in your own life and get some support in the process.
Each day you’ll receive a writing to reflect on to light up the compassionate brain. You’ll then be reminded of these three key questions from Uncovering Happiness to help keep you focused and on track:
- What pro-social purpose are you involved in?
- What action can I take today that is in line with this purpose?
- What is this action in service of that is greater than myself?
I recommend weaving in some of the attitudes of play from Uncovering Happiness in order not to get overly serious about the whole endeavor, see it more from a learning lens and make it a playful endeavor.
A very wise woman once told me,
“If something is valuable, give it away.”
That may sound strange, but I understand what she means. As we give away what is valuable, we inevitably get back something invaluable.
If you’re wondering what that is, take a leap to commit to 21 Days of Purpose and discover it for yourself.