“There is only one principle that applies: Life is about fulfillment. If your life isn’t fulfilled, your stomach can never supply what’s missing. ~ Deepak Chopra …
What do you hunger for in life? Perhaps the nourishment you seek cannot be found in food, alcohol, or entertainment. Perhaps what we really need to ask ourselves instead is “What does my mind and soul thirst for?” Many times in our lives, we find ourselves lost and confused. Our lives seem to be lacking substance and meaning, and that leaves us feeling unfulfilled, and so we stumble onward searching for that which we need, yet are not really sure of.
So how do we know for sure when we have found it? Well, the first thing we need to recognize is the importance of searching. There is a song by Michael W. Smith in which he sings, “I’m looking for a reason, roaming through the night to find my place in this world.” I like to imagine that we, too, come to a crossroads in our lives, in which we begin to search for our calling. And during this transitional chapter in our lives, it can actually be quite liberating to realize that we have not yet found our place in this world, as this opens up our possibilities for happiness and fulfillment.
The key is that we are aware of where our hearts need to go in order to find fulfillment in life–that we are actively guiding our direction and setting a course for our desired destination. Your place is out there in life… and it is probably closer than you think. What is your heart telling you about the journey you are on?
Do something that you find fulfilling to your soul today.
Questions to consider:
What are some of the most fulfilling aspects of your life?
If you had a choice of doing any type of work or activity as a career, what would it be?
What are some potential directions in your life that could bring you a deeper sense of fulfillment?
For further thought:
“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.” ~Viktor E. Frankl