The Big Questions
Who am I really? Why am I here? What purpose does my life serve?
These are the fundamental questions that shape our lives. Some of us have thought long and deep about these things; others not so much. Either way, you have answers to these questions deep in your heart.
The answers you hold may be painful. I think of a long-time friend whose answer to the “who am I?” question is that they are an unloved, abused child who can never make the right decisions. Their life has become a litany of choices and circumstances echoing that painful self-definition. Different answers might offer courage and hope.
These are the questions that every religion, philosophy or world view attempt to answer. Your life is an expression of the answers you hold, and perhaps, a cry for new or better answers.
I’ve been thinking about these questions for a long time, both personally and as a pastor and spiritual coach, always looking for a simpler way to understand.