Do you know your entire purpose of being ?

There are nearly 6.98 billion people living on Earth as of now. To this date, how many people have been born and died can be another staggering number, perhaps several times more than that.

The question is why you were born as an another soul? Why did the invisible hand sent you to this blue planet? You can call it God, Jesus, Allah, Raam, Om or whatever who sent you here but the fact is you were sent here and you would leave this place at some point in time. The question is thus why your soul was created and you were sent here? And if now you are here, why are you here?

Just take out a few minutes of your time to seriously think on it?

1. There was a gap that only you could fulfill.

2. That gap would require some thing e.g. a talent, a skill, a creative process, a service, a contribution that only you were able to do or to make.

3. If there were other people who could exactly do the same, then there were no need to send you for doing the same job. As we all know its stupid to designate the same job to more than a person, would not the intelligence and divine wisdom spread across the universe know this fact.

Thinking and pondering on the above three points may lead you to a feeling of Eureka about the most important pheonomenon in your life: you. 

Why is your purpose important? Every thing has a reason to be. It is in our built in nature to do things for a cause. This is shown from our every day experiences of handling things and spending routines to our life long aims. We hate wandering around for no reason. Leaving a room and being asked where are you going, if we do not know where and we answer the same, we shall be considered insane.

For most of us we do things for a cause in a hierarchy. We learn things to earn and enjoy a good life. We earn because we want to have more comfort for ourselves, our families and those whom we love. We want to have things and activities done in a hierarchy.

Understanding the hierarchy is important. We need oxygen to breathe. The second most important need is of water. Then comes food. Then comes the comfort or maintaining a suitable temperature for our bodies which includes the need for clothing and shelter. Then lies the need of being loved and being intimate i.e. of touching and being touched, of hugging and making love. Then is the need of contribution; to give back what we have received. At the final top is the need for spirituality.

This hierarchy has been addressed in different manners of arrangement by several authors.

Spending real time to find out the real purpose of our life is addressing the top most need first. Knowing it and then weaving your  path towards it step by step. This principle is quite highlighted by Stephen R. Covey in his work The Seven Habits and he has termed it Begin with End in Mind. To decide the final outcome first and then gradually work towards it and on our way keep addressing the needs as they need to be met.

What happens to us that we are addressed in the intermediary needs of comforting our bodies and egos so much that we never make it to the top. Most of us are caught up in a frenzy of gadgets, digital toys, cell phones, laptops, cars, devices, jewelleries and wearing apparel, dining and cuisines that we in fact lose sight of the final goal: our mental and spiritual development.

Efforting to know and finding out our entire purpose of being does not let us go lost. We do not end up confused some where in the middle before reaching our goals.

Knowing our entire purpose of life makes us stand in the elite of the elites. This elite group is nobler than any other elite group formed cause of possessions or financial status, since this can never be taken away from us.

Shall you choose to be in the super elite?



When you are immersed…

He was known as the Maestro and is still known as the same. I have met people from seven nations and in each, people knew him, adored him, loved him and even worshipped him. He spent his whole life into what he loved. He did it so marvelously that he became his work. He became his music. Today, internationally people know Qawali through one name: Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.




Experience and memory

Our conquest for happiness is torn apart between our two selves. A part of us remembers things from the past and a part of us is involved in experiencing the current moment.

Whether we are happy in our life or we are happy about our life as what happened are two different questions.  The former is related to the current experience and the later to our memory.

We keep on toggling between experience and memory.

We keep on comparing the two. We go to a dinner.  We are having an excellent food, yet a part of us some where in our mind tells us: hey, last dinner was superb. We don’t have that fudge in desert tonight. And we feel unhappy, very slightly, in a very subtle manner, but we feel that way.


Activating your subconscious

While speaking to a group of audience a phrase slipped my tongue. It was “activate your subconscious” and it was received warmly, yet with a flux of questions. It was rather one question asked by many:”How can we activate our subconscious?” Before answering to this, another important question needs to be addressed:”Why it is important to activate our subconscious? What does an activated subconscious do?”



Inspiration comes from being in spirit !

Look at the word: Inspiration, it originates from the word ” in spirit”.

We do things, many strange weird things just because we feel inspired from some thing else. We watch a movie and act like that hero, at least in body language. We wear a make up because we have found it wonderful on some one else’s face. We buy a watch or an expensive car because it looks great with whom we have just seen in an advertisement.

In fact, the whole theme of advertising goes on this phenomenon: to make people feel motivated to buy some thing by becoming inspired.

Yet truly it lacks one thing : our spirit.


Finding the sameness

I always wanted to share my heart out with those who thought same as I did.
Some how I could not find them. I tried much.
Whenever I met new people, I would try to know how much we had in common, but I never could find.

Years later I realized, that I was trying so hard to find some thing that matched my behaviors and habits and thoughts, that I never looked at the people behind the habits.
Today I do not try to find some one similar. I just try ..hmm nothing.
And I have found out… that’s the real joy.