I feel like I am just existing. Why does it seem that everyone knows exactly what they are put here on earth to do. I haven't a clue. I ponder. I can't even name my talents. I'm 38 year old mother of a teen aged daughter whom I love so much. I know it's my purpose to be a mom. However, I also feel that deep down that I am supposed to do more. What can I do to find out my true purpose? Any direction would be appreciated.
While it is true that some people know at an early age that they want to be a dentist or dancer, and they follow that path for their entire life, there is more to finding your true purpose than having a clear and consistent job title. Knowing your dharma is a process of deep self-exploration, and even when you gain a sense of security that you are on your own authentic path, the self-exploration process only deepens.
So let that journey of discovery of your true self be your life purpose for now. As you continue you will learn what your real strengths, talents and gifts are. You will find what activities bring you joy and what help that you provide to others does the most good. As those parts of your self are revealed to you, you will know that kind of activity is your life purpose. It doesn’t have to have a tidy label to it, it only needs to be a feeling inside that you have found your unique style of living in the world where you are thriving and making the world around you a better place. You will find your purpose, not by eagerly awaiting a revelation, but by living that question in your daily life with openness, humility, and full awareness.