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Chapter 7. Seeking Purpose Through the L... > Purpose and Legacy in the Later Year...

Purpose and Legacy in the Later Years

Once you are firmly planted in the second half of life, the meaning behind the question, “What is my purpose?” shifts yet again. Now your focus is on living your life in alignment with your purpose in a deep and nourishing way. The expectations of the outer culture have less impact on you. You are increasingly able to live your life from the inside out. The confidence that comes with clarity about why you are here allows you to live with more authenticity as you say no to things that are not aligned with your purpose and yes to things that are. This is the time in life when you have the possibility of shaping the world through the power of living your life on purpose.

For people in their 60s and beyond, the question becomes, “Am I leaving a legacy by living out my purpose?” Now the wish is to be remembered as the authentic expression of your purpose.


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