Wednesday, January 18, 2012


My girlfriend forwarded me an email recently about Oprah's 'Who am I?' journal.  The important question here was: 'When I was born, what was the plan for my life?'.  Wow.  That is WAY too big a question for me.

Then, today, someone posed this question to me: 'What is the purpose of your life as you see it?'  Same sort of question, re-phrased.  And put in the context of today - if I examine what I want from my life as of today, what is the purpose of my life from here on?  This seemed to be a much more manageable question, and it is not phrased in such a way that leads me to believe that when I was born, there was already a plan for my life.  Because that leads to way more questions than answers.

So, I tasked myself with thinking about what is the purpose of my life as I see it.  Wow again.  At first, it seemed like a manageable question.  But now, I'm not so sure.  And I wonder how many people ask themselves this question and continue to ask the question as they evolve?

Have you?


Anonymous said...

Interesting one Yvette, I, like you thought the second one would be easy to answer but as I attempted I realized that its not clear in my head either. There is the part that would be a good one for most to hear but there is another one that I am not sure I am comfortable sharing. Right now I would say I really don't know or I cannot sift through the plethora of messages coming through my head...

Yvette said...

Wow. Thank-you for sharing. To something like this thoughtful comment, I typically would reply face to face, but you are anonymous, so I'm replying here.

I like the part about your purpose making you uncomfortable. I think that is somewhere I need to go but I'm afraid to. I think you're one step ahead of many in that arena - being truly honest with ourselves about how we feel about ourselves is hard to do. This give me more to think about.

I also like the plethora of messages. It means you're thinking about it. I'm still trying to comprehend the question in a meaningful way.