Do you ever ask yourself what’s the point? More specifically, what’s the point of life? What’s the point of getting out of bed in the morning?
I never asked myself this in a serious way, but I started to feel lost and confused about a year ago.
I thought that I would be happier with more money, less stress , a better job, and after getting all of those I realized, that wasn’t it. What’s the meaning of my job in software engineering? Is it really meaningful to work for a big corporation?
I already started a Youtube Channel with crafting tutorials, but is that what I really have to do in life? I mean, it’s a nice hobby and all, but meh..
What am I supposed to do for the rest of my life and be happy? What is my purpose in life? Everyone says, do what makes you happy…Well…I like dancing, and painting, and drawing, and jewelry making, and working with clay, and sharing crafting tutorials, and reading, and writing , and cooking, and that’s a lot, I can’t chose one!
After reading many books , soul searching and dream interpretations I discovered something.
The grand purpose in life is very simple and it consists of serving others.
That doesn’t mean you should go feed the homeless for the rest of your life, acting all Mother Teresa.. unless that’s what you really feel deep down and hands down for that.
Serving others can happen indirectly as well and it can consist of little things, not necessarily grand acts . Speaking of Mother Teresa, here’s a great saying of hers:
“We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love”. Beautiful said.
Do you like cooking for your spouse or children? Sprinkle love on that. Don’t cook with anger.
Do you like writing? Write a book. You can end up inspiring hundreds, changing lives for tens, and saving a few from suicide. Who knows?
Do you like painting? Take an afternoon and create something and really be present. Trust me, your happy energy resulting from this can spread all around, and uplift people in your whole neighborhood, without them even knowing . Same goes for dancing.
We are energy. All our thoughts and feelings are open to the people leaving near us. Have you ever heard of the term “energy vampire”? You don’t have to be super emphatic to sense a person who brings you down from a distance, by just being in the same room. Usually those type of people have a constant fight with themselves in their head.
Do you hate washing the dishes? here’s a little secret. Washing the dishes is really easy. But the thought of washing them is the hard part. Just let it go, and be present. Feel the water on your hands, and the clean surface of a dish after it’s clean.
Choosing a purpose in life from a list of things I like doing is nonsense. I will just let life flow, and enjoy every second of whatever I’m doing, uplifting myself and others through me.
Don’t wait for happiness. Chose to be happy, and more happy things will be attracted to you.
Much love to all of you.