I heard the most fantastic report this week. A 14 year study showed that people who have a sense of purpose in their life live longer than people who don’t. And the really amazing thing was, it doesn’t matter what age you find your direction — it can be in your 20’s, 50’s or even your 70’s!
This is something that I have wholeheartedly believed for so long, but now to have scientists actually prove it is so important.
The study involved more than 6,000 people of different races and ethnic backgrounds and covered over 14 years. What they found was that “people with a greater sense of purpose and direction in life were more likely to outlive their peers”.
And here’s the other kicker — they don’t know how feeling like you have a purpose makes you healthier, but they just know that it does! In related findings, a developmental psychologist at Cornell University did a study that suggests that “having a sense of purpose may protect people against stress, with all its harmful effects”. Wow!
I know this is all true because of my own life. At the age of 47 (in 1999), I was unhappy, depressed, hated my work, 40 pounds overweight and in an unhappy marriage. The biggest thing for me was it really felt like my life had no purpose, no direction. I hated being an attorney, but felt stuck because what else could I do? I was so unhappy that there were a lot of days I could hardly drag myself out of bed.
The one good thing about getting so unhappy and depressed was that finally, one day, I just got sick and tired of being sick and tired. I came to Sedona for the first time and did a session with a practitioner and I knew I had to change my life. I went home and spent the next 6 months closing my law practice. I started coming out to Sedona regularly and did healing sessions with the amazing practitioners who are here. Two weeks before 9/11 happened, I was told that I was supposed to move to Sedona. I didn’t know why, but I had learned to follow my guidance. I moved here in October, 2001 and started Sedona Soul Adventures in 2002. I was 50 years old, but I had finally found my life purpose.
And what a difference having purpose and direction makes in a person’s life. Can you imagine what it feels like to know that we have helped so many thousands of people over the past 12 years? What’s so interesting to me is that now I weigh 40 pounds less than I did, my check-up numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure, etc.) are the best they’ve ever been, I look better but most importantly I feel better than I ever have in my life. My maternal grandmother died at the age of 51 (of a stroke) and my mother died at the age of 51 (of cervical cancer). The last 10 years of my mother’s life were marked with despair. I’m now 62, and I know that the biggest reason I’m healthy and happy (and not dead) is because I have such a sense of direction and life purpose.
Because one of the biggest things we do here is to help people find and implement their life purpose and soul mission. How do we do it? First, we discover and remove the blocks and the gunk that are holding you back. Then we bring you back into connection with all parts of yourself — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. When you’re operating from connection, suddenly the answers come flooding in, and the next step becomes very apparent. Even after all these years and all these thousands of people, it’s still amazing to me what happens.
So how about you? Are you living your life on purpose? If not, it feels pretty bad, doesn’t it?
So the question is – are you going to do something about it or are you just going to keep on feeling bad? Or worse, are you just going to keep on complaining about it?
How were you feeling about all this one year ago?
Has anything changed in a year? My guess is, probably not, because until we actively DO SOMETHING, nothing changes.
Bring some purpose and direction into your life.
It will bring you peace and happiness and now the scientists are proving you’ll actually live longer!
How? Call and speak to one of our Angel Guides. They’ll connect with you to figure out the blocks that are holding you back from living a life of purpose. Then they’ll custom design a retreat for you that will eliminate those blocks, bring you back into connection and give you the tools you can take home to truly integrate a life of purpose and direction.
Call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada) or Click Here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. For our friends outside the US and Canada call 001 928-204-5988 to speak to one of our Angel Guides or click here and we’ll call you.
“What an extraordinary experience in every way! I connected with Sedona Soul Adventures based on an internet search as a joyless, left brain dominant male in search of a happier way to live life. I left Sedona with a deep understanding of my current path, true life’s purpose and the tools needed to find my way home to my soul. As an added bonus, I have also learned how to better guide my two children along their path. The changes in me are profound as I begin the next leg of my journey and I could not imagine accomplishing so much on my own in such a short amount of time. My Angel Guide at Sedona Soul Adventures thoughtfully listened to my desired transformation and then hand crafted a retreat filled with skilled and caring practitioners in areas that I have never even considered in the past. Each session built on the previous one until the crescendo on the final day where I was left with an enlightened cumulative perspective that will enrich me for the rest of my life. I can’t even begin to describe the impact of the changes in me. Best of luck on Your journey!”
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