Why am I here?
If you haven’t already asked this question, I’m sure you will. Sooner or later most of us do.
It’s not an easy question to answer. It’s broad in terms of possibility.
Right now you might be a go-getter in city; but you could just as easily be a procrastinator in a suburb. Same question, different perception.
But whatever we’re searching for in life, be it a bigger home, a wonderful relationship, a new car, top job with a superb salary, loving children or just a little peace in our hearts, it’s clear to see we are all united in our search for one thing. But what is that thing?
It’s a simple thing. It’s at heart of all of our decisions, yet it often passes us by too easily, too often. When we do catch it, it is a marvelous experience.
I believe we’re all searching for happiness and I believe reason why we miss it so often is because of how we search for it. What do I mean?
We’ve been conditioned to want. Wanting creates “doing”. We desire possessions and money and careers so that we feel or look good so we “do” things that bring this to us. We attach our happiness to these objects and then somehow feel empty when we have them.
This is why so many people fell disillusioned, lost or confused about their path. This is why so many people are asking or will ask, “Why am I here?”
I asked this question too. Many times, several years ago, I looked up to sky and asked it. I’m not sure what I expected – perhaps a bolt of lightening striking pavement before me or a boulder falling from sky with details engraved on it?
It didn’t happen. Then I asked a more powerful question. “How do I discover why I am here?”