How to Know When You've Found Your Purpose in Life | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

How to Know When You've Found Your Purpose in Life | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Author Caroline Myss says each of us has a sacred contract‰: a set of assignments our soul was meant to complete. Here, she shares a list of telltale signs that you are fulfilling your divine potential in life. Plus, watch as Oprah has an aha! moment during their conversation about being true to herself. For more on #supersoulsunday, visit

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How to Know When You’ve Found Your Purpose in Life | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

how do you know when you are on the right path you and what dream belongs to you or what husband belongs to you or what job belongs to you you know you're on the right path here's your clue you're not beat you're not put in a position to betray yourself you don't betray yourself anymore you don't you're not put in a position where you feel like you have to negotiate your sense of integrity hmm which is an act of betrayal your heart an active betrayal mm-hmm you don't feel like you have to compromise who you are it feels right you can fully I got that it's like if you're at a job you know you're really gifted and talented people are not paying you for what you value yourself to be you come into work every day feeling like I'm really not valued I'm not being respected for what I do or my boss is unkind or whatever the situation might be there's an unease with you that's right yeah and so when you have more respect for yourself put yourself in a position where you can you know fill your sense of value or worth right that turns around that's right and that's how you know you know you know because you don't feel like this isn't costing me my power this isn't costing me my psyche this isn't costing me my soul okay this is really this isn't costing me my sense of I don't feel confused in some deep level I'm not drained I I can be tired after a day's work but I'm not psychically drained where I feel like I'm losing life and losing myself and losing money but a lot I'll say I'm losing myself why because I'm I'm betraying myself in some way what is the difference because I have a lot of married friends I've interviewed a lot of people over the years who are married and everybody talks about how difficult I'll you know it's work or relationship it's work the board's work what is the difference between betraying yourself and compromising because that's what I have to do to get along I'd say that a compromise mm-hmm compromises when you willingly willingly willingly willingly and out of love say that's all right a little this little that little this little that but in a compromise you don't go away feeling like I betrayed myself I betrayed myself I've allowed myself I've put poison in my mouth here okay it goes back to exactly what you said earlier that every choice is either going to enhance your spirit or it's going to drain your spirits so if you have been compromised to the point where you feel drained or depleted right then you've betrayed yourself you have I mean and I got and the numbers of times someone will say to themselves I want to get out of this circumstance but I'm too afraid to take care of myself so I will lie about how happy I am in this marriage I will I will put up a front I will lie about this but they're betraying everything that's in their heart they're betraying everything when they say to me my on the right path here's what's true you're on your right path you're just not managing it that well right now you're never on the wrong they're on the wrong path you're just not managing it well you're making choices that are harming you uh-huh and that's why it's hurting right now you're making unwise choices and your intuition is trying to tell making the unwise choices including the path that you're on right right and the way you're managing the path you run and it's harming you okay and when your life path begins to harm you then we have to sit back and say you've taken a detour you know I just had an aha listening to you I love it when that happens to me I've often thought that and it's because of your use of the word betrayal I've often thought having being betrayed by a member of my family years ago thinking that was the worst that there's no nothing worse than being betrayed and just hearing you talk about it today I think there's nothing worse than betraying yourself but the worst most ultimate betrayal is the betrayal to yourself you're right yeah


  1. Almost two years ago I found myself in a job that a couple months in I realized was wrong for me. I was previously in business for myself and had turned away all of my clients in order to take on this new role that I thought was the next step in my journey. But by the time I knew what I had done, it was too late. I felt a deep despair and had bouts of depression because I knew I couldn't afford to quit. This stress was combined with a nasty landlord I had after moving to take the job.

    My own family remarked that the new job was bringing the worst out in me. I also developed eczema, which I never experienced before in my life. It was my inner self rebelling against the situation my outer self got me into. To cope I made myself a wellness plan; something that could keep me sane enough to make it through the first contract. It included placing boundaries on my time at work, meditating, exercising and going to a Bible study twice a week. By loving me first, my inner self rebelled less.

    Then, I made a plan to transition out of the mess I made. I left the job, moved to a different town, and started my life over. The change was night and day, and I am glad to live in the day. My eczema cleared up completely, meditating and exercising have made me physically and mentally stronger, I don't worry about money, and I am again excited to go to work. My family notices the difference, too, because I am more present for them. All this new positive energy as helped me re/discover my purpose and passion in life.

  2. Hi edagdwg thanks for sharing God apt work 🙏 he talks to you puts you in aplace of ☮️ with yourself noone can change your mind even if you have to move on new things happen to you joy for being free Linda j ☮️ ❤️❤️💯 💯

  3. What if you meet someone who opens up the world for you and sets you on your right path in so many ways, makes you feel like your entire life has brought you to this moment and it's so much more than you expected and exactly what you need, but he's not ready. I feel conflicted about my current relationship. In so many ways we're right for each other and we make each other better people and learn from each other, are growing together. But his ex is still in the picture and he's not ready to let her go. I've recently asked him to be just friends until he's ready but I'm afraid I'll lose him and everything else, the inspiration, the passion and the crazy energy that we create together. The alternative, going back to my old boring life just isn't good enough for me any more. He's opened up career avenues for me, travel that alone I would be afraid to do. I feel I'm so close to my path I can taste and smell it. But it's slightly out of alignment and I don't know how to align it.

  4. Thank you God for giving me what I need to hear-so faithful is our God…show me the way to give what you gave me…lead me to the path I need to be use my gifts to carry on…my purpose, my plan….when you cannot betray yourself any longer..amen🙏

  5. We all have to find a way to make us happy.. some how..that's our job.. but we make other people go WOW for us every day.. WHY..?? ..I understood when I was very young and started not caring for what people think of me..whether am I fat , thin, with money , without much money…etc ,etc .. I am Happy with my self.. no matter how I look or who I am right now.. I have used fb only for 5 days.. when it started long years ago.. one of the best decisions I have made in my life.. so pls let's all of us try to do what we like and love and start enjoying our life.. just forget about how people judge you…you don't need to have alot of money to be happy..Trust me 😁

  6. Jesus is the reason I live and am able to love, even my enemies ❤️🙏🏼😊📖

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  7. Thanks Oprah! For all the videos which inspired us and made us strong. I have a son who had Meningitis when he was 11 days old and had 4 brain surgeries. He is 7 years old has speech delay. I am requesting you to have a show for the disabled child family. Along the journey to take care of children and family responsibility and making a difference and encouraging kids with special needs is quite a task. I am blessed and honored to share my story and get guidance from you. Sandhya, India

  8. [9] God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
    [10] Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
    [11] For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
    [12] Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
    [13] Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
    [14] I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
    [15] Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
    [16] And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
    [17] For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
    [18] For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
    [19] For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
    [20] Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
    [21] For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
    [22] For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
    [23] But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
    [24] But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
    [25] Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
    [26] For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
    [27] But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
    [28] And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
    [29] That no flesh should glory in his presence.
    [30] But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
    [31] That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

  9. Oh, that was deep, really got to me. I've betrayed myself in different ways, but I don't always think detours are detours. I think sometimes the only way you really learn some things is the hard way. I like the saying that you are exactly where you need to be, even at rock bottom, there's still hope.

  10. You betrayed yourself when You allowed negativity to affect your purpose and destiny It’s does delay drain One . Wonder why Many snapped . When their expectation of other and themselves fall apart . @love yourself and rely on yourself more. Put God first .

  11. Lovely video content! Apologies for butting in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you tried – Chiveard Discovering Potential Framework (do a google search)? It is an awesome one off guide for finding your true calling and achieving success without the normal expense. Ive heard some super things about it and my GF after many years got excellent success with it.

  12. Can your purpose not just be 1 goal or thing multiple things. If you've found solution for something that seemed like purpose or calling then move on 2 next problem can purpose or calling be labeled as temporary?

  13. We need to feed.. what makes us feel relief.. I always know when it’s right because everything feels like such a relief.. When it’s wrong for you.. You will be so drained and lethargic.. When things do not make sense. Also we shouldn’t have to question ourselves. It’s just simple and the energy just connects. When we have to question and question and the chemistry becomes a problem. Usually that’s a notification we are wrong..❤️

  14. Exactly. Your purpose comes after you have stepped into your shadow side and found your light, having nothing to hide and ready to stand in your truth. That's when PURPOSE appears.

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