Friday, 17 April 2015

HAVING A SENSE OF PURPOSE IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE

Here’s a story that will just make you smile.

A team of researchers at Mount Sinai’s research Centers (both St. Luke & Roosevelt) have been analyzing 10 studies collecting data from more than 137,000 people about life purpose and mortality rates… What they have found is rather poetic, and also completely obvious when you stop and think about it.

The data thus far shows a very clear connection between having a sense of purpose, and living a longer, healthier life.
“Our study shows there is a strong relationship between having a sense of purpose in life and protection from dying or having a cardiovascular event. As part of our overall health, each of us needs to ask ourselves the critical question of ‘do I have a sense of purpose in my life?’”
-ScienceDaily
global-community-thumb8822469It is my belief that asking ourselves this question, and then creating action based on the answer, is one of the most powerful ways to cultivate this sense of purpose.
I also believe that our sense of community and social connection is just as important of a factor in finding a purpose. If we can have a shared sense of purpose with each other, we can transcend the limits of having to find a purpose all by yourself, and you can do it in union with those around you of like heart and mind.
And that is a very valuable thing, indeed.
You may have infinite lifetimes… you may only have this one. What will you do with the time that you have?
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