A Mindfulness Practice for Defining Your Purpose with Rich Fernandez

This is a 14-minute mindfulness practice from Rich Fernandez to help you identify and connect with your sense of purpose.

Our sense of purpose isn’t a fixed point, it’s dynamic and alive. In fact, considering what is most alive for you right now helps you define your purpose. This is a mindfulness practice on “Aliveness.”

Hello, I’m rich Fernandez, CEO of the non-profit Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). We focus on bringing mindfulness and emotional intelligence worldwide to communities and organizations. I’m really happy to offer you this module on defining purpose. It’s part of a continued series that I’ve been offering: meditations on living with meaning, purpose and resilience.

Purpose, for me at least, is an interesting thing because although it’s helpful to have a clearly defined sense of purpose, I also see it as something that’s really dynamic and really alive. In fact, I invite you to consider what is most alive for you in your life right now. Let me explain a little bit: In order to further support our journey toward living with meaning, purpose and resilience, it’s helpful for us to articulate a vision for our lives—in a statement.

I’ve found it very helpful for me, over the past couple decades, to have a statement that I can really use as my North Star.…


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About the author

Rich Fernandez

Rich Fernandez is the CEO of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). He was previously the director of executive education and people development at Google, where he was also one of the first SIY teachers. Rich previously co-founded Wisdom Labs and has also served in senior roles at eBay, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America.