That is a question that I have been asking myself for most of my adult life. I had a sense that although what I was doing was useful and was something that I was reasonably good at, it wasn’t enough to make my soul sing.
I know that using that phrase may seem hokey to some of you or a bit “New Agey” but I honestly can’t think of a better way to say it. I have played around with some concepts/bodies of work that might fit into those categories, for example I qualified as a Reiki Master (never used it on anyone outside my immediate family though).
I have read “A Course in Miracles”, “The Master Key System”, most of Tony Robbins books and numerous other self help/new age/personal development books. I have also done quite a few personal development courses over the years.
I have delved into Astrology, Numerology and Psychology, as I searched for something that would provide me with some kind of meaning in my life.
I found out that I am really smart (really, really smart actually), independent, organised, logical but highly creative, intuitive and somewhat introverted. The results of the psychological testing I have done (IQ, Personality, Attitude, etc.) indicate that I am highly complex and somewhat contradictory. I have the ability/capability to do virtually anything, and I am also really good at most things that I do. (Not bragging – just describing me as I actually am…)
All of the subject matters of all the reading/learning/investigating I have engaged in have some good points and generally I was able to learn something new.
But none of them gave me me full picture!
Sadly, there is no one (simple, quick, easy) way to find your reason for being.
You can’t just type your name and date of birth into a search engine and have the reason for your being come up in the search results. If only it did, finding out how to add meaning to your life would be so much easier if you could just google it…