Ask yourself, Why am I here? Write down the first thing that comes to mind. This question is open to many interpretations, so jot down whatever thoughts it triggers. Donít worry about the writing itself. You donít even have to use complete sentences.
Then pose the question again: Why am I here? Write down a new response. Do this 20 times. Keep looking for different ways to interpret the question so that each answer is unique and speaks to a different facet of the question.
Now look over your responses. What did they tell you? Do you see any patterns or progression in the answers? What does this tell you about how you see your life?
You can see your life as a series of external and internal events, but you can also learn to see these events as connected to each other and with something more spiritual. When you do that, you will begin to see your life as an opportunity to share the special gift you alone can bestow upon the world. Thatís the one answer to the question of why you are here. Having that kind of clarity of purpose will help you focus your intentions.
Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2003).