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Realising life’s purpose

Most of us are just like a feather that moves in the direction of the wind.

india Updated: Oct 05, 2011 00:15 IST
Divya Kapoor
Divya Kapoor
Hindustan Times

Most of us are just like a feather that moves in the direction of the wind.

I was no exception. When people used to ask me what my purpose in life was, I used to confuse it with my career.

But there is paramount difference between purpose and career.

For example, Ratan Tata was an architect by career or is an entrepreneur now, but his purpose is to serve the country.

I understood the difference between career and purpose when I came across a book, ‘Finding a Purpose in Life’, which beautifully describes the purpose of one’s life.

Finding of life’s purpose gives satisfaction, anchors one’s spirit and gives direction to life.

Those who find it have a sparkle in their eyes even in the later stage of life.

Just living is not enough; one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

The purpose adds a spicy flavour to life and gives it a new taste.

Such was my stage but when I came across this book, I started finding for the real meaning of my life or something which can hold my life.

I needed something with which I could associate and to make my life smoother.

I realised that one thing which could be the purpose of my life would be solving people’s problems.

So I have finally thought of going in for a course that would help me help people the most.

It was hard to take such a decision as my purpose doesn’t match my career but blessed are the people whose career and purpose coincide.

Realising one’s purpose of life is a thorny task as you need to grill yourself to ralise it.

It is said until you have put your soul and body into something, the result cannot be perfect.

So, to realise the purpose of life, you need to unearth the task and after figuring out the task, you need to be diligent and determined.

Just work for those sparkling eyes and you will feel blessed.

First Published: Oct 05, 2011 00:14 IST