I have had an incredibly satisfying life so far, filled with many adventures and amazing friends. Yet I get an ever-growing hunch that I’m missing a fundamental sense of purpose. What did I come into this world to do?
Often, the notion of purpose seems an odd and illusive concept. Sometimes I feel skeptical that it means anything at all, once you strip away the clichés and the self-help books. On the other hand, without a clear understanding on what I’m here to do, I’m afraid I will never shake off the feeling of confusion and be always doomed to have my life dictated by (responses to) external circumstances.
Don’t worry – I am not having a midlife crisis. I feel very satisfied the majority of the time and live a very fulfilled life. I am very adaptive and resourceful. I feel in touch with the significance of being in the present moment and cultivating unconditional love as key pillars of happiness. And yet there’s still a yearning to seek (from a place of abundance and freedom) some fundamental… shall we say… soul’s calling – and align my intentions and actions with it.
In September 2016, I found myself at another job transition. It seems like a great opportunity to explore the question of purpose more deeply. I decided to start this blog to share my experiment of seeking purpose. Thanks for reading!