Friday, 24 January 2014

purpose of life...

For most people interested in personal development, the question of life's purpose is often on their minds. There are so many answers, but that one question always remains. 

Like many people, I'm often waiting for some perfect time in the future to do the things I could very well be doing now. Even when I desperately want something , I have a hard time getting to work on it right now because the timing doesn't seem right...or I'm in ' denial "...or I'm not ready to let go my shorts and dresses... There is always another "or," another reason why I can't start working on it which is to "hijrah".

This is a very interesting one for me because for so long I felt like I didn't want to be responsible for my life and aurat. I wanted people look at me; I wanted people to praise my beauty and my attire & hair.I couldn't let go my shorts and dresses.I enjoy sports and shorts is my main attire.Being a corporate banker, I always think that I have to look good.

But at one point...,

the older I get and the more I know, the more I want to take control of my life and be responsible for it. Not only do I want to be accountable for my actions, but I also want to be accountable for the repercussions of my actions. 

I decided to change. To change for the sake of Allah SWT. 

I want to know that what I'm doing is the right thing, that I'm not acting out of selfishness . When I think about how much responsibility we all have (whether we want to admit it or not!), I realize that this is really one of the purposes of life. I am -- we all are -- meant to be responsible for our lives and even though it's hard for some to get to a place of responsibility, I do think that autonomy and accountability is something we all inevitably seek.

I believe everyone has a different purpose, some of which overlap and some of which don't. Sometimes it's hard to understand the purpose of others, but there is a purpose for everyone and everything. Writing this post has really made me think about what I consider my personal purpose to be. The purpose of one's life is likely to change and trust me, it feels so good now.