Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers often lose touch with thier life purpose because they are perpetually worn out. They liken it to being at sea without a rudder and always being at the mercy of the elements with no means of direction.
Some who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, become well enough to return to their normal everyday activities or jobs, but then mysteriously relapse shortly afterwards. These sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome frequently report that they returned to jobs or situations that they hate.
Could there be some connection between the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and your life purpose? Is it possible that with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome our bodies shut down when we are not living our lives in the way we really want to?
Have you noticed that when you are in the presence of someone who is genuinely connected with his or her life purpose, they exude energy and enthusiasm? It seems that their work is their play and their play is their work. These people don't experience the usual separation between life purpose and work. They also likely don't suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
If you're reading this and are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, you are probably feeling stuck or 'blocked' in some way. You need to connect with your life purpose and feel energised again.
Asking the Right Questions...
To become free from the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and connect with your life's real purpose, you need to ask yourself some telling questions. The way in which we ask these questions can either help put us on the path to recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or block our progress. For example:
Instead of "What should I do?" ask, "What do I really want to do?" Decisions based on 'shoulds' often come out of a sense of duty or guilt.
Other questions challenge us to be completely honest with ourselves, and create a route to finding our life's real purpose and also relief from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Here are some examples:
"What makes my heart sing?" Don't be analytical with this one. Ask yourself what really makes your spirit soar . . . your soul dance with joy?
"Where do I want to go with my life?" It seems pretty obvious that when we embark upon a journey, we should have a destination in mind. At least set sail for 'somewhere'. You can change your mind and course at anytime if something more attractive comes along.
"If I only had a year to live, what would I do?" This one challenges us to see what is most important in our lives.
It may seem strange to focus on finding your life purpose, when you are feeling so ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. But, when you find it, you'll have the motivation to get well and your energy will naturally begin to flow again.
Once you start to make small steps towards finding your life purpose, it becomes obvious why this is an essential part of recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.