Do you ever wonder why you are here? I think most of us come to that question at some point on our journey through life. Things begin to feel empty and hollow when all we do is try to satisfy and protect ourselves. Something in us wants to know that we have meaning. Life needs purpose to give it weight. We need some sense of direction and reason for being.
There are three things in life that give me a personal sense of purpose and meaning. First is my spiritual practice. Keeping God at the center of my world gives me an anchor and a compass. It keeps me steady and directs my path toward things that are significant and meaningful. Second is a love for creating. Making things that have meaning gives me purpose and stirs up positive feelings about my place in this world. Finally, caring for others is powerful source of purpose for me. I became a clinical social worker so that I could help others grow and become.
What are the things that give you a sense of meaning in life? Have you taken the time to consider it? One man saw a need in the world around him and he went about filling it. His story inspires me and pushes me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes it is far better to see an example of purpose and meaning than it is to talk about it. Today we want to share with you one of the most compelling examples we have come across.
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I consider Narayanan Krishnan an expert on life’s purpose and meaning. He says the purpose in life is GIVING. He calls us to see the joy in giving. Here’s the thing – you don’t have to quit your job and serve the homeless to give, you simply need to find a place where you can offer something from your heart to someone who needs it. Reach out to your co-worker, give more time to your children, offer encouragement to your spouse – find a way to Give and you will find Goodness. Do not expect anything in return from that person – true giving is done with no expectation – as a gift. See how you feel about yourself when you give. Make a commitment to Give something positive everyday. I think you will find that purpose and meaning will be your reward.“Love has a hem to her garment that reaches the very dust. It sweeps the stains from the streets and the lanes, and because it can, it must.” Mother Teresa
Do you know your purpose in life? Let Goodness help you find it!