I’ve been a seeker on the spiritual path since as long as I can remember….
Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
What is the meaning of life?
These were just a few of the questions that plagued me as a teenager.
And as I searched for the answers, I became an eternal seeker.
From Conversations with God to the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, from Osho to Abraham Hicks, my quest for answers led me on a merry chase to try and understand the deeper meaning of life. In search of a teacher, I wandered between a myriad spiritual courses – Art of Living, Pyramid healing, Serenity Surrender, Nichiren Buddhism – but none made a lasting impression. And still, my questions remained.
Over the years, they slowly faded to the background. But I would often think that there was surely more to the human experience than the certainties of birth, death, and taxes. That we are not meant to simply run a never ending race for success and the accumulation of wealth. Marriage and children cannot be our only purpose, either.
All of these are, after a while, hollow. So what is it that will make us feel whole and complete? What is the missing ingredient that we are seeking?
I found my answers in a variety of places. Books appeared when I needed them most. I found some beautiful, wise souls online. But what really helped me find my answers was my own connection with myself. As my inner connection became stronger, I bloomed. And as I started to get more grounded, I started to find a more lasting sense of peace permeating through my life. Meditation and music played a huge role in this process for me, as did writing and morning pages.
Through this monthly series, I hope to share some of the lessons I learnt and some of the wisdom I gained – and continue to gain – along the way with you.