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In search of a purpose

columns Updated: Mar 15, 2013 01:49 IST
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All of us are on some or the other journey of finding the purpose of our essential being.

For some, it is a beautiful journey, for some it is quite difficult, for some, it is a mixed one & for all the others, it is quite interesting.

It is a common belief that each one of us must have a purpose in life, without which life becomes hollow or worthless.

So when we clearly know our purpose or objective, then we have something to base our decisions on.

But in order to know our purpose ,we need to become more aware of who we are, otherwise how can we live our purpose?

We define ourselves as human (body) beings (soul). The human part we know very well; but the soul, the one observing the world from within this body, tends to remain a bit of a secret.

Unaware of the soul we wear the mantle of the identity given to us by the outside world, from our family, culture, friends, the environment we are associated with. his power of clarity, born from this relationship of love with self, guides us and enables us to live with care, compassion and mercy for humanity. Loving others then becomes inevitable, natural and we will also realise the purpose for which we are here.


(The writer is an international speaker, spiritual educator and experienced meditation teacher.)