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What Is YOUR Purpose In Life?

Inspirational Story - Purpose In Life

I wrote earlier about the necessity of pursuing a purpose in life and its significance for achieving happiness and a strong sense of self. Especially after a break up or divorce a new direction is important for gaining a new perspective in life.

The following short inspirational story reminds us what joy following your life purpose can bring into your life.

Author Joseph Campbell often talked about “following your bliss.” I heard of a bus driver in Chicago who does just that.

He sings while he drives. That’s right… SINGS! And I don’t mean he sings softly to himself, either. He sings so that the whole bus can hear! All day long he drives and sings.

He was once interviewed on Chicago television. He said that he is not actually a bus driver. “I’m a professional singer,” he asserted. “I only drive the bus to get a captive audience every single day.”

His “bliss” is not driving a bus, though that may be a source of enjoyment for some people. His bliss is singing. And the supervisors at the Chicago Transit Authority are perfectly happy about the whole arrangement. You see, people line up to ride his bus. They even let other busses pass by so they can ride with the “singing bus driver.” They love it!

Here is a man who believes he knows why he was put here on earth. For him, it is to make people happy. And the more he sings, the more people he makes happy! He has found a way to align his purpose in living with his occupation. By following his bliss, he is actually living the kind of life he believes he was meant to live.

Not everybody can identify a purpose in life. But when you do, and when you pursue it, you will be living the kind of life you feel you were meant to live. And chances are… you will be happy.

Find something you are passionate about, make it YOUR special life-purpose and combine it with helping others.

“Follow your bliss” and I will guarantee you that you will prosper.

Your friend,
Eddie Corbano

This article was found floating around on the Internet, unfortunately no information is available about the author.


6 Responses to What Is YOUR Purpose In Life?

  1. Bible truth November 11, 2009 at 2:15 am #

    Nice to read your post. Really inspiring. What you stated is a simple formula to happiness but brings big positive result to any who follow it.

  2. HeartBroken November 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    How can one find their bliss when their world has fallen apart. I’m so heartroken I haven’t eating in two days. I’m dying inside. How do you make that stop?

  3. Sai January 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm #


    Throw the guilt away. Hide or destroy everything that is related to the person who broke ur heart. Do not contact that person. Get yourself busy. And read all the articles in this site. Trust me it makes u feel better

  4. Lupe February 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    This post was short but straight forward no matter how difficult life can be and how hurt you are by one person you should always remember to love yourself and be happy because no one else will concentrate on what really matters in your life and those are your goals

  5. leeza March 28, 2010 at 1:19 am #

    Article, it is great but when a divorce is new and you love that person still there are days that even the things your passionate about don’t matter. you don’t matter most days. Two failed marriages when I thought this was the one is a little hard to bear. I know I made the right decision because though this is hard staying married would be worst. I have so much anger and want to hurt him for what he did. The lies, the betrayal, the drinking. It is a physical pain. I don’t eat much, hygiene is poor, am already on meds and seeing a counselor but getting over this broken heart when I still love him is really hard.

  6. @crossroads December 1, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    what to say….. i love ur every article… 🙂

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