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Have You Ever Asked, “What is My Purpose?”

Have you ever wondered what is your purpose in life? What is the meaning of it all?

One of the main messages I share through my business of public speaking and spiritual coaching processes, and emotional energy work is how to find more meaning in this collective and individual experience we call “Life.”

I had a client recently ask me if I knew what the purpose of my life was, as she was seeking for her own answers. I replied, yes, I do know my purpose, and that I felt it was applicable to everyone universally.

My understanding of “purpose” or “meaning” in life is informed primarily by my 10 years of experience living the life of a monk in a spiritual order where we meditated on average of about 4 1/2 hours each day. However, in my life in the secular world since those ashram/monastery days, I have seen that this understanding works equally well whether you believe in a spiritual notion of a Creator or you do not.

I believe that the universal purpose of Life, applicable to all of us, is to evolve.

If we take a look at the definition of evolve/evolution, it states “the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form.” My definition of evolution is “to change for the better.”

We see in the physical world the process of evolution happening over the countless eons; plants, animals and any simple life form moving through the process of genetic mutation to become more complex, or “change for the better,” i.e. adapt to the conditions of the environment to be more functional or more comfortable.

When we overlay a spiritual perspective, we see this evolution gently directed by the invisible hand of our Creator. And we see that the spiritual dimension of evolution expresses primarily through our consciousness. To “change for the better” in our consciousness means to learn to become more connected with our intuitive sensibilities; the “voice of God” within us. It means to become more compassionate, forgiving, loving for the earth and all creatures on it. It means to become more aware and aligned with the natural flow of the Universe, and to act accordingly.

As a result, when we talk about the purpose of life being to evolve, it means on all planes of existence: physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual. When you realize this and begin to act accordingly, you are in alignment with your ultimate purpose.

Now, your interest may be to understand what role you are “supposed” to be playing on this planet. For that, I think that some people are very clear and others are not so clear, or do not have any strong desires to “be” something in particular. The most worthwhile process I have found to understand what role on this planet would fit you best is to examine your passions.

Ask yourself: What am I excited about? What makes me enthusiastic? It is interesting to note that the word enthusiasm comes from the Greek roots en + theos, which in literal translation means “in God.” So when you are enthusiastic, you are “in God,” meaning you are in greater alignment with the Universal Purpose for your life.

For instance, my passions are to see others grow, and to express beauty. For those reasons, I am aligned well with roles on earth that assist others in the process of their own evolution (like a coach and holistic therapist) and roles that bring more beauty into the world (creating visual art and performing music, in my case).

If you are unclear about your passions, or have too many to count, I personally believe that it ultimately doesn’t matter what role you play on the planet as long as whatever you are doing assists you to fulfill the universal purpose stated above. This could be happening whether you are a janitor, or ditch digger, or CEO or President of the USA.

If you want to dive deeper into your passions and purpose, I recommend contacting me ( for a free exploratory conversation on how my spiritual coaching and/or energy sessions using the Transformational Breath(R) process can help you. These are powerful tools to assist you align your energy with the flow of Universal Energy, and as you float down that stream, as the song goes, “merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.”


Purpose of this blog

R. Christian Minson, Transformational Breath Facilitator and Wellness CoachI have begun the communication into cyberspace! It is an honor to have this communication with you, who have come with a desire to know something more in particular about the breath and breathing. This blog serves many purposes on a personal as well as service level.

On a personal level, this blog is a manifestation of coming to understand my purpose and special gift to share with the world, for the betterment of humanity as a whole through improving the wellness of the individual–specifically through awareness of the breath and its uses as a tool for improving the human condition and opening the pathways to full connection with the spiritual dimensions of Life.

As far as service to you and others, this blog is intened to provide:

  • Thoughts and musings on what breath means to me over my 14-year focus on the phenomena of breathing; and what the breath means to the clients I serve though breathing techniques and make exemplary improvement in all-around well-being (physical, mental/emotional, spiritual) on a weekly basis.
  • Information on the latest world developments regarding the breath and it’s capacity to heal the physical and mental/emotional bodies, and open a greater connection to the spiritual bodies.
  • Links to nationwide/worldwide workshops, seminars, and trainings on using the breath as a healing tool, and facilitators who can serve individual needs to the end of healing old issues and embracing a new, more positive mode of living and feeling/thinking.
  • Reviews of products related to breathing and emotional wellness, and links to where to buy.

To this end I currently welcome any comments, suggestions, and/or questions that steer the interest of where this information resource might lead. I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship in communication around the breath!

R. Christian Minson, CBF

Founder, Breathflow Healing & Wellness (

Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator

Wellness Coach