Holy guacamole! And just like that, we’ve reached the 19th day of Ramadan.
I wanted to talk to you guys about this whole idea of “having purpose.” As a Muslim, I know that I’m expected to know that I have a purpose that is more than simply being alive but in all honesty, I have no idea what that means. Am I grateful to be alive? Alhamdulillah (Praise be to GOD), of course I am, but in a world full of constant chaos and displacement, it’s hard to see past all of that, and I know I’m not the only one. However, I think I’ve reached a point in my life where that uncertainty is kinda comforting.
Growing up, my mom loved to tell me that the smartest thing I could ever do was simply admit when I don’t know something – that made absolutely zero since to me as a child. As an semi-fully functioning adult, it makes all the sense. I got older and realized that admitting when I didn’t know something was more than the smartest thing for me to do, but also the best thing for me to do because it insured that I’d continuously grow because I was always learning something new. By simply saying “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure,” I mentally freed myself.
The whole concept of uncertainty became a comfort because I was no longer consumed with trying to fix or understand everything I was uncertain about. I relinquished control on things that I couldn’t control like what my purpose may be in life, and I was able to live how for me. I was no longer concerned about what my life purpose is supposed to be and I began to look at life through the lens of “rather than look for my entire life purpose, do everything in life with purpose.”
Stop looking for purpose and start living purposefully.
Trust me, you’ll find much more fulfillment in the life you live.
Keep living, loving, and laughing.