The Life You Were Born to Live - A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose

How much do I want to read more? 7/10

I like the will of the book. But I think the Enneagram is more "accurate" as a system to describe people's personality. If ever it makes sense.

Life-Purpose System as expressed in Dan Millnian's new book is itely amazing in its predictive value. It will help you sort out the ;ts in your life and guide you on the path of fulfillment."

-- Deepak Chopra

Dedicated to all those seeking a higher purpose.

To Our Readers: The books we publish are our contribution to an emerging world based on cooperation rather than on competition,
on affirmation of the human spirit rather than on self-doubt,
and on the certainty that all humanity is connected.
Our goal is to touch as many lives as possible with a message of hope for a better world.


What lies before us and what lies behind us are smalt matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.


People from all walks of life share an innate drive for meaning, direction, and purpose. This drive to understand our life purpose seems as important to our psychological growth as eating is to our biological survival.

our subconscious knows what we are here to do; it reaches out to us, sending messages through our dreams, intuitions, and innermost longings.
Until we recognize and live in accord with our underlying pur- pose, our life may feel like a puzzle with missing pieces; we may have a sense that there's something we're here to do, but we can't quite grasp it. We work and rest, eat and sleep, make money and spend it, have our share of pleasures and difficulties, but the fundamental recognition of our life purpose may continue to elude us.

The Life-Purpose System enables us to expand our awareness of ourselves and others.
The validity of spiritual law does not require or depend upon any kind of belief— gravity works whether we believe in it or not—so whether we feel that these laws are handed down from a Great Spirit or Creator or that they simply reflect the mechanics of the universe, they have the power to change our lives.
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How to Read This Book

Even though this book appears thick, you need only read about 220 pages to gain a sound grasp of the system and material. Part Three —nearly half of the book—consists of reference material.

  1. Read the Contents for an overview.
  2. Read the Preface.
  3. Read Part One to learn how to determine your birth number and understand essential points about the system.
  4. Refer to Part Two and read in more depth about the primary digits that make up your birth number.
  5. Turn to the material specific to your birth number in Part Three.
  6. Turn to Part Four to study the five or six spiritual laws key to your life path. Read about the other spiritual laws at your leisure.
  7. If you wish, refer to Part Five to gain insight into the energies of relationship and the cycles of life.
  8. Read the Epilogue for final words.

Part One - The Life-Purpose System

If we do not know what port we're steering for, no wind is favorable.

-- Seneca

Introduction to Part One - The Pythagorean Heritage

Around the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate.


To understand the forces that shape the human personality.
Many numerologists point to Pythagoras as the source of then- systems of analysis.
I can't rationally explain how people's seemingly arbitrary dates of birth on the Gregorian calendar could pos- sibly reveal valid, reliable information about their life purpose. I only know, with certainty based on years of empirical testing, that the sys- tem works—that it can bring lives into focus.

Determining Birth Numbers

At birth, our parents gave us a name; the universe gave us a number.
Ex: 2-22-1946.
26 = 2 + 6 = 8

the numbers to the right of the slash mark have a stronger influence in terms of life purpose.

We need to avoid viewing our own or others' lives through a sin- gle numerical filter by remembering that birth numbers shed light on our key issues and potential; they do not describe who we are.

Mountains to Climb: The Paths of Destiny

We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the paths of life.


Our number represents the mountain we are here to climb.
The final or right-hand digit or digits of our birth number indicate the summit of this mountain—our primary life purpose. In order to reach this summit and experience the fulfillment of our personal destiny, we need to pass through the left-most digits — with their associated issues and energies —and bring them to maturity.

The extent to which we fulfill our potential depends upon how we respond to the challenges we meet on our path.
we're given the playing field, but we choose how to play the game. We always have the power of choice, discipline, responsibility, and commitment. No life path is harder or eas- ier, better or worse, than any other, except to the degree we make it so.

Supporting, teaching, or guiding others who are facing the same or similar issues helps us to progress on our own path. We know this subconsciously; thus, we often teach what we most need to learn.

Life Purpose: Energies and Issues of Each Primary Number

1 Creativity and Confidence
2 Cooperation and Balance
3 Expression and Sensitivity
4 Stability and Process
5 Freedom and Discipline
6 Vision and Acceptance
7 Trust and Openness
8 Abundance and Power
9 Integrity and Wisdom 0 Inner Gifts

Those with right-hand numbers of 10 (19/10s, 28/10s, 37/10s, and 46/10s), 11 (29/lls, 38/lls, and 47/lls), or 12 (39/12s, and 48/12s) have a primary life purpose combining both of these final digits.
That is, 10 com- bines creativity and confidence (1) amplified by inner gifts (0);

we have each touched upon or confronted all of the issues associated with the primary numbers 1 through 9, and all of us have access to inner gifts (0).

Issues, Obstacles, and Opportunities

We have to resolve the issues before we can fulfill the potential.

many Is at first lack the confidence to be cre- ative; many 2s overcooperate and then withdraw; many 3s have prob- lems expressing their feelings; many 4s lack stability and ignore process; many 5s don't feel free or look disciplined; many 6s have trouble with accepting themselves and with judging others; many 7s don't trust them- selves or feel open to others; many 8s have an ambivalent relationship to abundance and power; and many 9s have trouble demonstrating con- sistent integrity over time.

Is do not have a monopoly on creativity, 3s do not have a monopoly on expression, and 8s do not have a monopoly on abundance or power. Because our birth number often points to obstacles we need to overcome, people who don't have a particular digit in their birth number may often show more ability (or face fewer obstacles) in a given area than those still working through the issues related to their life purpose.

with each birth number come deeply rooted psychological drives toward the fulfillment of that destiny.
The dynamic tension between our drives and our fears creates the theater of our life.