What is my purpose? Why am I here? Is this all there is to life?
These are the questions that many of us ask ourselves at one time or another in our lives. And many say the answers are vague and unfulfilling and others say they get no answers.
It is estimated that 94% of adults struggle with this .. leading a life of “QUIET DESPERATION” as Thoreau described it. It has been also been said that “everyone dies, but not everyone really lives.”
Why is that? And is there hope to finding purpose in our lives?
Based on my personal experience and from reading countless articles and books on the subject, I say that the main reason we end up feeling this way is that we have forgotten what life was like when we were children.
Think about this .. all things created are created for a specific purpose and equipped to fulfill that purpose. From the moment we were conceived, we were doing what we were created to do. That was before “reality” set in and adulthood and the responsibilities and cares that go along with that began the slow and insidious steering away from the originality of who we are, really.
So, what natural bend did you have as a kid, do you remember? What did you dream about when there were no limitations in your life? When you could be anybody, do anything, go anywhere you wanted .. what was that like?
This is the starting point, yet many will be thwarted and shanghaied with their own negative thinking. You know how it goes .. well meaning people who want the best for us start to tell us .. “Grow up and get your head out of the clouds and stop daydreaming – this life is serious, you know!” And, then what’s worse, we start telling ourselves the same thing.
When was the last time you caught yourself dreaming? I say we all should dream during the day, dream at night, dream as often as you possibly can and DREAM BIG!
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Why not take a moment to write down some of those dreams and then dare to believe in the beauty of them, again