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What is it about not knowing my purpose in life that scares me so much?
Have you ever asked yourself that question? I hadn’t, until today. When I look at that question, I instantly know the answer. For me, anyway.
What scares me about wanting to know my purpose in life is this – what if it’s all for nothing? I’m afraid of just existing. I don’t want to just exist, I want my life to have meaning and purpose. Without these things, why am I here? There has to be a reason. But how exactly do I go about figuring this out? Is there even an answer?
I don’t want to die, only to have just existed on this earth, just taking up space. I cannot handle the thought of that. There has to be more to life than just living and dying, there just has to be.
There is one question that I do think about (and ask myself) often. What is my purpose in life, why am I here?
It took me awhile to answer that question. And even after answering it, I’m still not sure if it’s the right answer. I want to believe that it’s true. In my heart, I feel like I’m right, and as long as I don’t allow logic to take over, it’s what keeps me going every day.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
This quote is what got me to thinking about what my purpose in life was. I started thinking about what I was good at, what kind of skills I possessed; these thoughts led me down a path of self discovery. It also brought up a whole new list of questions.
Why am I here?
This is a question that has haunted me for awhile now, especially since I’ve gotten older. But I felt this question was the key to finding out my purpose in life. If I’m able to answer this question, I’m able to figure out why I’m here.
After going over these questions in my mind, I believe my gift is knowledge, and the ability and need to help others. I have a very strong desire to help others, to let them know they are not alone in their life struggles and pain. I want to help others who are like me feel better, I don’t want anyone to ever feel the hurt, the pain, and the emotional anguish I’ve felt in my life.
Could I be wrong? Of course I could, but what keeps me going is believing in myself. I have to believe that this is my purpose in life. Without it, I am lost. Without it, I may not have the strength or the courage to keep going.
If I think that I am here on this Earth, only to exist, and then eventually be taken away…what reason will I have to get up every day? What would be the point of climbing out of bed, and putting forth the effort it requires to get through life? There would be no point. Or at least, this is how I feel.
This is why I need to know what my purpose in life is. I need to feel like I’m making a difference to someone, somewhere. Even if it’s only one person.
What do you believe your purpose is?
“You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are.” – Eckhart Tolle
I believe we all have a purpose. It’s just a matter of figuring out what that purpose is. To me, this truly is the meaning of life.
Not the material possessions, not that 9 to 5 job that most people loathe having to go to, day in and day out. It’s to find your gift, and then give it away. I have to believe this is true, because without it, what do we have?
I’d really enjoy hearing about what your purpose in life is, or even your perspective on the meaning of life. This seems to be a question that a lot of us struggle with.
If you’re not sure, or haven’t quite figured it out yet, maybe reading this post is a sign that it’s time to stop and find out! Mindfulness, meditation and self realization can help you with this journey as well! You never know what you may find out about yourself, and what you’re capable of!
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