Revealing Your Purpose

From discovering ballet at age 51 to quitting an office job to become a deep-sea diver, Mindful readers share how they create a meaningful life.

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What actions or habits feel deeply meaningful to you?

  • “Being in nature, walking, cycling, and running.”
  • “Simply listening, to engage in my world and to be fully present in my own life.”
  • “Drinking tea with a loved one.”
  • “Meditating and practicing qigong.”
  • “Daily writing. Sharing my voice connects with my inner wisdom in a way that surprises me.”
  • “Going back to bed in the middle of the day if I need it.”

What is the biggest personal benefit of having purpose in your life?

  • 32% It keeps me on a journey of self-discovery.
  • 28% It keeps me going when the going gets tough. 
  • 27% It connects me with others and the wider world.
  • 13% It just makes me happy.

What is the biggest personal benefit of having purpose in your life? 32% of readers said it keeps them on a journey of self-discovery. 

What’s the bravest thing that following your dreams has led you to do?

  • “I became my own best friend.”
  • “I started ballet lessons at 51 years old.”
  • “I quit my office job to become a deep-sea diver!”

Has your purpose remained consistent throughout your life?

  • 80% Yes
  • 20 % No 

95% of mindful respondents say that they have a sense of purpose in their lives.

75% of people’s jobs matched their values and dreams

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