I have always believe that our personalities are shaped by our experiences especially the interaction we have with each other. I sometimes wonder and cannot help but to be in awe by the profound impact that certain people have on my life.
Today, after 22 years, I met up with a teacher who have taught me when I was only 12 years old. We chatted about how life was back then and the differences she is experiencing with the new generation of school going children today. It was wonderful to share the memories and to catch up on what happened since then until recently.
At the same time, today I read news about claims of miracles taking place in a local church. That made me wondered a little about the physical and spiritual realms. We often try our best to reason and analyse scientifically every event that takes place. For me, science is the answer to what we can explain while the divine is what science is unable to conclusively convince us.
And since I am unable to explain their role in my life, I take it as God’s marvelous idea of putting them in my life so that I can be molded into a person He intended me to be.
Though we can brush it off as a mere coincidence that our paths in life crossed, I still find it difficult to explain how we meet certain people at the right place and at the right time. As these interactions with them took and continue to take place, they offer new information and valuable life lessons that help me evolve as a complex individual. The interactions form new ideas and come to realization new conclusions.
That made me thought about our most fundamental purpose in life.
I like to imagine that we are all part of this huge puzzle that completes a wheel and the wheel will not turn if one of these puzzle pieces is missing. Each of us plays a vital role in ensuring that this wheel of life continues to turn and by turning brings about progress.
To me, our most fundamental purpose in life is recognizing that we are indeed a part of this greater purpose in humanity which without will not be complete. Our every move resonates and when combined with all things in motion, life moves towards the same desired destination, and fulfills it – the greater objective.
So why are our paths crossing?
I would like to share part of the lyrics of my favorite Broadway Musical song called For Good from Wicked. And it goes…
I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most, to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you…
With life having such a profound meaning, it is evident that we are all meant to live in our very own unique ways. Each of us are after all a mashup of a huge collection of experiences, memories, values, intellectual abilities, talents, skills, passion, and thought processes. We are in fact too unique to be confined to uniformity and conformity. We must seek our own paths that crosses with other like minded people in order to contribute our energy towards the greater objective.
And thus, we must live life to the fullest and cherish every opportunity to learn, improve, and liberate our minds so that it to grows and is free to create and innovate.
We are all born to lead and we must first lead ourselves.