What’s Your True Calling In Life? Many people go around perplexed about their purpose. I know I did, and at times, I still do. Some might wonder what their calling in life has to do with anything. The reason is that most people need to feel a higher cause for their lives and existence. Most people have a spiritual side. We need to feel that we aren’t born to just live through a series of experiences, just to die.
For me it was joining the Army on whim. I had 2 bucks in my pocket, just graduated High School and no opportunities in my small town. I went to join the Marines but they were at lunch. So, I went Next door and joined the Army. That made sense, Right?
Long story short, I spent half of my life with the Army or working for the government. Funny, the only times I felt significance was when I was on a mission that I didn’t volunteer for. I actually was featured in TIME magazine for doing a job in Mogadishu, Somalia that nobody else wanted. (My 15 minutes of fame). I actually took the job to get out of KP. (That’s another story). What I didn’t know is 26 years later I’d still get soldiers contacting me saying what a difference I made in their lives. Looking back I had actually found one of my true callings. I did not realize it at the time.
We need to feel that there are reasons why we experience the things that we do. We can use the various experiences that we go through in life for a higher calling or good. Or, we can drink ourselves into oblivion and bitch about everyone and everything. The choice is one only you can make.
So, with all of this said, just how does you go about finding your true calling in life? There are many ways to go about this task. For one thing, a person can set aside some time for contemplation and meditation. I had to do this after my experiences in Somalia and Iraq. As a matter of fact, deep contemplation and meditation probably saved my life when I returned home.
So find a nice quiet place that allows you to open up your mind. Think about the things that you have experienced so far in your life. Joyful or painful, those experiences have taught you something about people, and about yourself. Think about how you handled those situations. Did you learn how to handle the situation in a healthy way? Did you handle things in an unhealthy way? Trust me when I say crawling into a bottle of booze, pills or smoking weed doesn’t work. All of these questions and more can be clues to finding your calling in life.
Particularly for those who have lived lives full of pain and suffering, using those experiences to find your life purpose can be healing. If people thought that they were simply suffering in vain, then this could make a person feel that they have no worth, or that their lives don’t matter. If they can share their sufferings, and how they overcame those sufferings, then they now have a life purpose. Their purpose could be uplifting others who have suffered the same fate. You could become a light of hope and aspiration to those who might feel that nobody understands what they are going through. I’ve written several books and traveled way too much trying to heal myself. The crazy part, by helping myself to heal, somehow I helped others.
Meditate and contemplate on the things that make you happy, and that make you feel joy. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to use your energy, especially professionally doing the things that bring happiness and joy to others? Of course, it would! So take the time to calculate out how you can use your positive energy and light as the purpose for your life.
Finding your life purpose can take years, and sometimes it takes all of your life to look back, and realize what your purpose in life was. However, once you find it, you will find such a sense of fulfillment and peace that others who don’t realize their life purpose will never have.
Here is another crazy part. Believe me when I say, “Every Action You Take Matters To The Universe. Think about that when you are trying to find your true calling in life. Maybe you already have!