Maybe you want to make a bigger contribution to the world than you feel you are, but you aren't sure how.
Or perhaps you just want to figure out how to make a good living doing something you love, but you don't know where to start.
The truth is, it can feel like a daunting task to connect your prosperity to your purpose . . . especially if it's not clear to you what your purpose is.
It has been said by many "gurus" that when you're clear about WHY you want more abundance in your life and how it will support you in living your highest truth, your financial goals will become connected in astonishingly powerful ways to your greater purpose.
And that once you do that important work of connecting your prosperity to your purpose, abundance will flow to you naturally and with ease.
According to Deepak Chopra, living in abundance consciousness requires looking deep into your heart and asking, "Why am I here?"
Because it's only when a person creatively contributes to the world and serves others by sharing their unique talents and gifts that true abundance results.
This is the nature of "karma," that every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind . . . what we sow is what we reap.
When we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success. The key is to understand what brings you happiness and fulfillment.
To begin that journey to understanding, start by asking yourself this key question:
If you had no concerns about accumulating things and had the financial freedom to do exactly what you wanted, what would you being doing now?
Next, try this 8-minute "Q&A"
Soul Questions to Help You Find Your Life Purpose:
Begin by quieting your mind and bringing your attention into your heart. Ask yourself these questions. Then listen for the answers that come from the depths of your being. Don't judge the answers that come. Just allow and take notice of them.
What comes easily for me?
What God-given talent do I have?
What unique qualities characterize me?
What do I feel passionate about?
What do I do that gives rather than depletes me of life energy?
What brings me joy and enthusiasm?
What do I do that brings joy or value to others?
What do I engage in so that time loses its hold on me?
If you want to experience more abundance in your life, shift your focus from what you want to possess to how you can express your energy and creativity in the world.
Commit to a life overflowing with abundance of love, passion, creativity, and meaning . . . and the financial rewards will follow.
Article Originally appeared on Chopra.com