Having a purpose in life is critical to being happy and peaceful. Many people walk through life blindly, with no reason to feel alive.
I don’t believe we don’t know our true purpose in life. I believe somewhere deep inside, locked in a tiny corner of our heart, that answer lies. We just have to open our eyes and make ourselves open to that answer.
Living Your Purpose
You may be asking: “But Priyanka, now all that is good and fine, but how do you live your true purpose? How do you find it?”
The first answer is to figure out what causes your body and mind to react. Whatever makes you feel alive and have a peculiar energy swirl inside of you. Whatever causes a smile to adorn your lips.
For me, it was writing. The moment I thought about it, I was filled with happiness. A happiness I could not explain. Of course, right afterwards, a million questions played tug and pull with my head. It’s not practical! How are you going to pay the bills? This is not a real job!
Listen to Your Enchanted Silence and Take a Step
As I look back, I realize those thoughts are normal. But don’t let it stop you from experiencing pure joy. I decided to listen to my heart and didn’t pay attention to those thoughts.
I had no idea when or how things would fall into place, but I believed I had found my calling. I took a tiny step by enrolling in a writing course and reading books on writing. As I gained confidence, I moved to the next step. It kept leading to the next milestone. And voila, I had written Enchanted Silence.
Just like when you venture out into the world, lots of people tell you why you can’t do something. Do you pay heed to their words? Probably not. Our thoughts work in the same way. Brush those thoughts away and listen to your heart’s enchanted silence instead.
What steps do you take to work towards your purpose every single day? Please share with me in the comments.