How do you know your Life’s Purpose?
I keep getting asked this question “What is my life’s purpose, and how do I find it?” Those who feel an emptiness or so-called vacuum in their life are looking for that something special to fill the space.
People are constantly internally chased by the inner turmoil of not feeling passionate about anything in life. Finding the meaning and purpose in life for a person is as important as a spiritual awakening or nirvana is to a person seeking enlightenment. Finding your purpose gives you direction.
In Sanskrit, the word “Mrig Trishna” means the eternal thirst or eternal search. “Mrig” means a deer, and “Trishna” means unquenched thirst. Oftentimes, it’s a desire to keep searching for something which we already have nearby but are not aware of.
Those who understand their meaning or purpose live a very contented life. Don’t get me wrong, it is not that they have easy lives or the problems in their lives disappear. However, once a person finds his or her purpose in life, something happens and everything else will all of a sudden shrink in comparison.
Those who are still searching for their purpose, on the other hand, are always out there, seeking worldly pleasures but are still unsatisfied and empty inside. We live in an odd time, where every advertising agency is telling you that their particular product will solve all your problems. Just swipe your credit card – and all your problems are gone.
And people believe it. This mindset is what’s keeping so many unhappy. Waiting for the package to arrive is the most exciting time ever – you already imagine how you are going to use it to solve every single problem you encounter. And for the first few days, you do feel sort of “high” from your purchase. However, soon your new alarm and blender are left in the hoarder room along with multiple other tools and gadgets you’ve bought this year.
Many people in life are trying to reach a meaningless goal. Let’s make sure we avoid that all costs – for our own sanity and the sanity of those around us.
How do you know that you have discovered your life’s purpose?
You know that you have reached or discovered your life’s purpose when:
- You enjoy the journey to the destination
- You don’t care about what others think about it
- You don’t need anyone praising you to stay motivated
- You decide how fast you want to get there
When one is questioning his or her worth or existence, it is important that the person knows and understands their purpose in life.
To experience fulfillment, our energy must be directed towards something meaningful. Also, if you engage in activities below your personal potential (even if it’s more gratifying in the short term and easier to achieve) you are bound to feel unfulfilled and frustrated.