Why?

Lately, I’ve been asking myself, “What’s my purpose on Earth? Why do I even exist?”.

For many, it is a constant question that has a longing for answer. It takes a matter of time and contemplation before we finally figure things out. It could take a while or it could take a lifetime.

“Start with Why”, a best selling book by Simon Sinek is something that has impacted my life in answering this question. Though I must admit, I’m not quite a reader. I haven’t even read this book. 32 years of existence as of writing this, and I have only read about less than 10 books. I wonder how I survived school without finishing all the required readings.

You might ask, “How could you say that about the book if you haven’t even read it?” and that’s a completely valid question. When I was still pursuing a career in corporate training, I am blessed enough to be mentored by Carelle Mangaliag of TrainStation, Inc. Her wisdom and passion for her craft is really commendable. As the President and CEO of the company, She guided us, the trainers, into finding our ‘WHYs’ with reference to the said book by Mr. Sinek. We kept on digging. With her help, It took some time before I finally found mine, “I impart what I have to feed joy.”

From that day on, it felt like I am almost always being moved by this phrase, “I impart what I have to feed joy.” I intentionally put ‘almost always’ because I know I can’t be at my 100% all the time and there were times when I just choose to set things aside. But overall, it is an eye-opener for my soul. It’s like the governing guidance that leads me to making life decisions – at least in choosing a path career wise.

Time, Talent and Treasure: Something of high value for many of us. I don’t have that much Treasure (yet) but certainly I have a lot of Time and some Talents that I know I can use to pursue my purpose. I used to only pursue my dreams but I felt empty – it didn’t feed my soul. In times that I find myself pursuing my purpose, that’s when I know that my soul is fed.

Just so you’d know a little bit more about myself, I have an uncle who is a priest. I kind of grew up living in a convent with my uncle and some priests. For the past few weeks, I have been helping out my uncle in developing an Online Recollection Project. If you would visit the site, it’s still under construction and in need of more development. Pardon the simplicity and we promise to have it improve as time goes by. All the contents are care of him while all the video and development projects are being taken care by myself. This. This is one way of me imparting what I have (time, talent and treasure) to feed joy. God’ message is joy itself. I know that His message of joy will be planted in good hearts.

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