I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t searching for the meaning of life. As a teenager I was constantly bemused by the purpose of it all – why we all seemed to suffer no matter how hard we tried to be good or to live by society’s rules. As a philosophy student I studied long and challenging discourses on the meaning of life and most of the time that made me even more confused. As a yogini I turned within to see if I could find the answers there (hint for fellow seekers: start there. It will save you loads of time).
Then I sat with a spiritual master one day and asked him, ‘But why? What is the purpose of it all?’
You know what he said? ‘For the joy, the bliss of it.’
It was then that I realised I’d been trying too hard. I’d been making things more complicated than they needed to be.
Perhaps you’ve been doing the same in looking for meaning in your own life.
I’ve seen people torture themselves, agonising over whether what they’re doing is their ‘true life purpose’.
Please don’t fall into the same trap. Don’t use your ‘I’m not sure if this is absolutely my soul’s deepest calling’ story as an excuse for not taking action. In acting, in making decisions, in putting yourself out there irrespective of your level of certainty, you’ll uncover the answers. Experience will teach you.
And still, I know that before we take that first step, many of us like to have some sense of where we’re headed.
So today I’ve 4 signposts for you.
Signposts drawn from your life.[Tweet “There are always signposts to guide you toward your why, your gifts, your purpose for being here.”]
You just need to take a moment to read them.
I do hope you find the video useful and I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.