Living in accordance with the laws brings us peace, happiness and prosperity, while being misaligned with them brings about inner turmoil, suffering, and poverty.
This means that there’s a specific way to become happy—happiness is not a haphazard, random proposition. It means that you can’t be happy doing whatever you feel like doing heedless of the consequences.
It means that although you are free to make choices, you are not free to choose the consequences of your choices. It means that there are natural results to all of your thoughts and actions, results that were determined with the creation of the universe.
Many feel uncomfortably constrained by this concept, the idea that we must live in accordance with natural law in order to find happiness, the idea that freedom implies duty.
However, this misguided feeling comes from simply not understanding the loving nature of natural law.
Natural law is like a kite string and you are the kite—on the surface it may appear that the string holds the kite down, and that by cutting it the kite will fly higher. The reality is that the kite will tumble to the ground; the string is precisely the thing that allows the kite to fly.
Natural laws are what allow you to fly and achieve your highest potential; by breaking them you will fail in your attempts to find happiness.
Happiness & Soul Purpose
Finding and consistently living your Soul Purpose is the only way to achieve lasting happiness and deep fulfillment. It is the highest context of happiness and the greatest possibility of achievement.
One can generically live a life of relative virtue and contribution and find a measure of happiness, but Soul Purpose is the apex, the highest form of happiness.
Anything less than Soul Purpose is mediocrity relative to what you could have become and how happy you could have been.
“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” -Gandhi
While happiness is the constant North Star, Soul Purpose is the compass that points to the star and shows you how to get to it. Happiness is the destination; Soul Purpose is the path. Happiness is the why; Soul Purpose is the how.
When you choose to rewrite your story, that story will be—or at least should be—a reflection of your Soul Purpose.
The process of co-creating with God gets you ever closer to the mission you were born for. The more and better you rewrite your story, the more in alignment with your Soul Purpose you will become.
The ultimate purpose of discontentment is to prod you closer to your Soul Purpose; the more conscious you are of the purpose of discontentment the easier and faster you will find and live your divine purpose.
While happiness is a “pull” force, discontentment is a “push” force. In either case, the message is the same: Transcend pain, suffering, and discontentment and achieve lasting happiness by finding and living your Soul Purpose.
“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” -James Allen
Soul Purpose provides the solution to all human defects.
- Who are we? We are divine spiritual beings, in a body, and we have a mind.
- Why are we here? To fulfill our Soul Purpose.
- Where is “here?” This life is a testing ground, an opportunity to see if we will remember God, choose love, and create value or if we will remember our ego-self, choose fear, and take value.
- How can we place the content of life (money, sex, status, etc.) in the proper context and find lasting happiness, rather than fleeting pleasure? By surrendering the ego-self to God and living Soul Purpose.
Although you may not be fully aware of how to find it, you are hardwired to pursue happiness.
God gives you pain and discontentment in order that you might understand and enjoy happiness and to push you ever closer to the purpose for which you were born. The highest form of happiness, and the way to achieve it, is by finding and living your Soul Purpose.
To do so, however, requires operating from the spiritual realm, where your Soul Purpose exists fully formed, rather than the physical and mental realms.
Steve D’Annunzio is the founder of the Soul Purpose Institute, the author of The Prosperity Paradigm, and a productivity trainer and life success coach to Fortune 100 executives, professional athletes, and high-performance entrepreneurs. For twenty years, he has been helping people identify their passion, develop it into a business idea, and deliver it to the world.
A member of the Transformational Leadership Council, Steve has shared the stage with world-changers like Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Jack Canfield, and Barbra-Marx Hubbard.
He uses principles of higher awareness to inspire others to be far greater versions of themselves than they ever knew to be possible. By combining scientific and spiritual truth, he co-creates inner transformations for people to experience more outer prosperity in their life.
He is an author and composer of many books, paradigms, and artistic projects that have the common theme of alleviating human suffering and enhancing joy.
Steve lives with his family in Rochester, New York.