Purpose of Life

I was fortunate to be part of a great session with a spiritual guru and have had quite a few takeaways over the last few days. I am sure some or most of them will figure in this blog sometime. However, this one stands at the top of my head right now because most of us have at some time asked this question and the answer provided by Sadhguru was truly profound.

Question: What is the purpose of my life?

Answer: We try and find a purpose to our lives when we think our life in its current form is not worthwhile. We are unhappy with what we are doing, or where we are headed and hence we try and find a purpose to be alive. The true purpose of life is to be 100% alive at all given times. If one is truly alive, we will never find the need for this question. To be 100% alive means to be completely conscious about your life and respond to it, actively, making the best possible decisions for yourself. If we are passive about life, thinking someone else is driving it for us, we will always try and predict where he is trying to take us.

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.