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I'm Meant For More!

My entire life, I've always felt like I was meant for greatness.  Its almost a spiritual feeling within me and it is extremely overwhelming at time.  I can't stop thinking about it sometimes and it is constantly coming up in my dreams.  I have may elements of my life that i'm very happy and satisfied with but I know that they aren't the "purpose" I've been feeling in my gut for all of my life.  I look at the world around me very uniquely.  I see everything for more that what it is...for every element it contains.  This has often left me feeling very isolated and misunderstood.  It bothers me when I express myself and no one understands where I am coming from.  I know a lot of people who are satisfied with working a 9-5, getting married, and having children but I have never felt like this is the path for me.  I don't believe I am better than anyone or I was "chosen" to do some kind of work someone else cannot do.  I merely just feel like I am positively connected to my surroundings and that causes me to feel a need for more.  I just cannot escape the feeling within me, and I'm not sure if i want to.  I'm actually actively trying to do new things that better myself, others, and the world in order to possibly find this "purpose" i've felt so destined for.  I would be glad to hear anyone's thoughts and I'm always looking for people to talk to and relate!

There is a very exclusive discussion fourm created by one of our own, I urge everyone looking for answers to come and join us here.  The link is 548248.xobor.com   I cannot stress it enough; we need to communicate with one another.  We were not meant to go at this alone and anyone who has this feeling inside of them knows this!

Also, you can check out my "meant for something more" facebook page.  I'm trying to get something  substantial started.  I want all options to be available. I will also be keeping this very private and within our experience project family.

Please comment or message me with any additional ideas.

bbalnquen bbalnquen 22-25, F 158 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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My whole life I have sat in the background and observed the ones around me, whether it be my parents, friends, older peers. I watched and learned from their mistakes and vowed that I would be nothing less than happy. Why wouldn't that be possible? To avoid human turmoil and distress. However, growing up, I found that was in fact.. not possible. Without pain, how do we know pleasure?
These feelings and ideas of mine have grown more complex as I have matured and ventured into adulthood (Full time job, apartment, etc)
I have not been in a committed relationship since high school. I have not found someone who shares the same values as myself and even if I do, I feel always as if I am making the wrong decision. That relationships are not the path that I am suppose to take on. When I look at people I do not see gender, race, I see no segregation, I only see humans. That's not to say I don't see racism, sexism, and all the problems that come with it. But I personally do not look at a black male and think "He's a black male". I don't easily give the benefit of the doubt to individuals. I do have streets smarts, but that doesn't mean that I don't give the human race the benefit of the doubt. We are an incredible and developing species. I went to school to be a CNA, have been certified but have no interest in perusing the career. I feel like I have a single defined path and I have not found it yet. Every decision I make, I feel strongly is the wrong one, so I stay in a state that is easily transitionable from. No significant, no career only a job, no kids, no solid foundation. Just me.
I constantly feel like I am on the brink of a breakthrough. Either internal or external. It feels like I have these hands inside of me clawing through every corner of my mind, searching for the answers to a question I haven't quite formed.
It's frustrating, but I have faith something will come of it, whatever that may be.

i feel the same most of the time. i cant tell weather i feel i could change things for the better or worse though :/ i am also obsessed with running my own business. its so weird. its like ive planned it my whole life. maybe its fate or destiny. some people tell me im narcissistic and maybe i am. who knows!

I can relate to this all too well. I started to have this same feeling when I graduated high school. My friends and siblings knew exactly what they wanted to go to college for and become in life...but for me I had too many paths pulling me in different directions. All I knew is I wanted to make a positive impact on peoples lives and the world. I would try to write my feelings down to express myself and reflect, hoping for some guidance, but sometimes having a blank piece of paper said it best. I just felt like I could not put what my purpose in life was into words. I felt an emptiness inside of me because I felt like I am meant to do something bigger than myself in life and had no idea what that is. My father always told me that if you do something you love you, you wont work a day in your life and if you do not like where you are at in life, you can choose to make the most of it or change your path. That resonated with me so I thought to myself, what do I LOVE? The outdoors. There is just something about the way the leaves rustle in the wind, the smell of rain on a spring day, and the sunlight gleaming over the landscapes as the sun sets with beautiful colors. Just sitting and watching the different elements to the environment gives me peace. Through this I found another passion, photography. I want to capture the beauty of the world and share it with others and to help them realize what is out there and that we need to take better care of our planet. I enrolled in college and will graduate with a Bachelors in Natural Resource Management. There are still those days where I feel like I am not doing enough to fill my calling in life, but I feel like I am on the right path by following my heart and going after things I love in life. After all, God gave me the love and passion for it in the first place right? I am religious, but if you are not, there is a reason why you have that feeling. It is because deep down you know there is something out there waiting for you. As long as you try to follow your heart, you will make it there.

I am glad to know that there are other people out there that can relate to how I am feeling. Sometimes it is hard to express yourself to people you are closest to because they have already found their calling and happiness in life, and although I thank God everyday for the beautiful friends and family he has blessed me with, I am still on my journey to figure out what he has put me on this Earth for.

I'm not depressed with my life, I'm very well off, and not sad in any way. But from time to time, I feel really frustrated. I feel like I'm meant for something more, but not on this earth, or in fact, this universe. I believe in multiple universes, and, right now, I feel like I meant to be in the one which isn't like this one at all, but in fact, like the ones they show in movies and games and such. I know I sound like a nerd for saying that, but it's true. I don't like this corruptness which plagues this world, (I'm not religious by the way). I don't like the cruel nature of things, I want for there to be actual magic in the world. And I feel like I could be one of them. could be a hero in another time, another place. I want to be a hero, and help people. Loads of people are fine with the way life is in this universe, but I'm not. The moment when we can travel between universes, or heck, just permanently transport ourselves into media, where we can live the rest of our lives there, I'm signing up first. I love my family and friends, but I don't want to be here. I want to belong. Perhaps, there are a select number of people who were born in the wrong universe. Maybe we're those people. Meant for something on great, but not in the right place, the right universe. Because of this one unfortunate mistake, in which we were born in the wrong place, we have let our proper universes down. I swear to you, I'm not depressed or emo, I'm just curious, and frustrated. If we truly belong, perhaps, when we die, we will be put into our actual place. DON'T KILL YOURSELVES! THE PROBABILITY OF THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENING ARE UNIMAGINABLY THIN! Besides, maybe feeling like beloning is finding that someone who you don't even care if you belong. I'm only 16, so I won't know for a while. I can only hope and wait. I'd like to know you guys though. Feel like I'm among people like me, people who are waiting to finally feel like they belong. Maybe we will, in time.

This is exactly how you feel. Most things feel abstract. Not to concerned with Conventional. Wanna do something more just not sure what or where to begin..

theinfinitereactionmovement.yolasite.com

Spot on exactly how I feel.

I can't even begin to tell you how similarly I relate to this. I'm rather young and yet I still have what I can only explain to be unexplainable fits of emotion. I feel I'm meant for greater, I'm disconnected from this world, I don't relate to a lot of emotions others talk about. Stone-cold, that is what my sister calls me. I could've give less of a care if someone hates me, doesn't believe in me, possibly even if they die... I'm normal in life. Normal looking, normal acting, but I prefer the company of myself. I am the only one who can understand. I am above all of this and, somehow, I am almost sure of that. Reading books for hours on end escaping the "reality" of what I live, I feel unfulfilled. It hurts to read fiction books because it just yet again makes me grasp for air, not being able to have what I feel so close to. Help is what I need. Not from a therapist, but from someone like me. How do I fulfill the desire? Is there something I'm missing? And lastly, what everyone here seems to be wondering, am I destined for greatness or just crazy?

I know what you mean. I'm still young too, but I've been feeling this for something like 6 years now. May I ask, what greatness do you feel your meant to fulfill? I feel like I'm meant to be a hero in a group of heroes meant to help where we can. But I don't feel ike I belong to this universe at all. What about you?

My names Ash by the way.

I feel similarly. And everyone around me gets uncomfortable with my "unrealistic" grand ideas. If I could meet someone with the same passion and vision, I feel we could accomplish anything.

As for all the people wondering how they can impact the world enough, a network needs to be in place. No one can do it all.

I plan to begin as a librarian and connect the downtrodden with resources to gain independence - financial, mental, you name it. For me, connecting the right people with the right resources feels like my immediate purpose. Think about any human problem - it can almost always be resolved with the right resources.

We all have gifts and talents and if we created a network, we could change the world.

Iv always had the feeling that I'm meant for more. Not necessarily to change the world, but to make a difference and I'm pretty positive my calling is for the furthering of modern feminism. Sometimes I feel like I'm driven to write, like some force is making me(I'm 18 and have written all my life). Iv always felt that since i was 6 or 7 my writing will make me famous some how and that once I'm famous ill be a huge impact on society. I know I'm clairvoyant. I'm very in touch with my spiritual side and always have been before I even knew what clairvoyance was. If I don't write, I get very overwhelmed feeling until i do and ill have very bizare dreams(my dreams have always been very vivid and i always remember them. iv even had places in my dreams that Iv never seen before come up in real life sometimes day or years after the dream. same with people). Im also clairvoyant with my writing. iv been writing poems before and ill come up with large complex words that are in context to the line but that iv never heard of or used before. Iv had 2 different psychics on two different occasions tell me that my creative side will bring me great success but that if I don't write, all the creative energy will turn into negative energy and that I need an outlet for my creativity. I'm a very motivated person. although I do have close friends, I feel I don't quite relate to them. They don't have the same feelings and experiences as me. I know I was sent here for something. Maybe to not change the world but I no it has something to do with changing public opinions and society's standards.

I often find myself struggling with this feeling of "destined for greatness." Like most people on this forum, I've had this feeling from a young age, and it was affirmed by praise from those around me. I've also felt like a "black sheep," not enjoying or being interested in most of the things my peers were. This feeling was heightened last fall--I became 100% sure in myself, bought a ukelele and thought that I would write songs with Jason Mraz and that we would change the world with love and music. Sounds crazy, right? well, turns out that I was experiencing what's called "mania" mixed with "delusions of grandeur." There were a series of events that led me there--for one I stopped taking my anti-depressants improperly, and I also took a substance called "Molly" which creates a fun, hallucinogenic state--but ***** with your serotonin. Now that I'm no longer in that state, I can look back and see that I experienced what I have been my whole life--feeling destined for greatness--but on an extreme scale. So now I wonder whether this whole "destined for greatness" is nothing but an exaggerated sense of self. Or perhaps narcissism. Or mental illness. I still struggle with this feeling of greatness. Maybe we all have ambition to change the world--and we're "idealists." And that's a benefit, as idealism is often what strives social change. but to do greatness, we have to be great. We have to strive to be the change we wish to see, and live every day trying to inspire ourselves first, and then be inspired BY others. We must be open to knowing that we might be wrong. We must be open to learning from others. We must not be dogmatic. We must question ourselves, our motives. Stay pure in intent, and know what's worth fighting for, and what's not. But I'm realizing that greatness is found in the everyday life--not necessarily on a grand scale. Also, if one ever wants to achieve it on a grand scale, how is it possible, if we do not make our own lives great, every day? My solution has been to focus on changing myself--being great in my own life--and knowing that maybe it's not my job to change the world. Maybe I can't change the world--all I know is that I can change myself. Maybe we aren't any different than anyone else except that we've held onto that idealism a little bit longer.

I'm a 24 yo veteran, I've been through a lot. I have a loving family and incredible friends, but my heart longs for more. I stay busy to avoid personnel thought. It makes me realize how I really feel. I'm meant for more, a higher calling. Nothing specific comes to mind, but what ever it is I crave it no matter what I'm doing or where I am. Can someone help me find what I'm looking for?

I'm so sorry you've had to go through war. No one should ever have to.

Maybe reading or watching documentaries about different hobbies, or political causes, or interests would be helpful. Maybe try volunteering places? Doing different things. Talking to different people. I've found exposure to differences--and embracing them--has led me to narrowing my interests down a bit more.

Also, maybe seeing a counselor would be helpful. It's not uncommon for soldiers to experience post trauma after war. I've found it helpful to process what I've been through by talking about it--and having skills to cope. Again, I am so sorry that you've experienced what you've experienced.

theinfinitereactionmovement.yolasite.com this is my site. maybe we can help eachother!

I have this sensation from my whole life. Sorry for my bad english i am not a native speaker.
I have this sansation that i have to save the world, and in the beginning i thought it was not possibile, then i started to research. The power is in all of us, 2 ways i found:
1) magnetic energy, but i need a degree for that, and i don't have time and i already have a degree but not in that field,
whomever had played with magnets know that there is a force within those stones, magnetic is the earth, magnetic is the sense of birds that follow the right way to get to hotter places, and so are fishes.
There is a way to build a big machine and let everybody have free energy. Which will kill multinationals, the real power who doesn't let us be free.
2) what i am going to do is Natural Farming, please inform your self on what is a Edible Forest, Forest Garden and so on. It is VERY EASY, the forest has everything you will ever eat, and because is a forest it will give it for free, and you don't have to maintain it, work it, water it. The forest maintain itself. If all over the country you can do that, everybody can have free food. No more import export that we actually don't need.. the zucchini in america, and the zucchini in messico are the same taste the same and come from the same source , the earth. The earth is free and it was free before the invention of money.
What is being free ? not living in a city, realizing that if we don't give money to anyone, the system collapse, and the system is rotten with corruption, pollution, extortion, exploiting. We can do this, we can get out of this. There is still time, there is still green we can hold to. Please think about it. I will do my project of Edible Forest and try to save the world. We don't need money

I know exactly how you feel because I've also been thinking about this feeling for years!! I feel like there's more to life than just following what society portrays as normal.. Like going to school to get a good education, work a 9-5 job, drive a nice car, start a family, grow old, etc.

I want to live a life thats full filled with adventure shared with amazing people and to help people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. To get started I went on to search for what my interest/passion in life is! I pondered questions like, how can my passion have an impact on not only my life but on someone else's? I've also started excercising, adjusting my attitude, reflecting and facing my emotions instead of just burying them, removing toxic or negative people from my life, treating the people I do care for better and never take them for granted, reading a lot of self help books. and learning new things so that I can continue to grow physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally.

I love art, music, the outdoors, adventure, space and astronomy, theories, science, simple things in life, and would love to meet like minded people like me! Its very hard to find someone who share all these things in common with. I have many people who I call a friend but I have never felt so alone. Maybe we can all meet up one day and get to know one another! Now that'll be something cool and something I look forward to in the future!


Good luck on your journey for meaning/purpose/truth,
search1ng4mean1ng

I've always felt like I'm meant for something bigger too. I know you all know because obviously thats why we are all here. Most people. Ugh.... I just. I don't think I am better then anyone else and I've felt like this as long as I can remember, and I was never as big on nerd stuff until sixth grade. Sure I grew up with Tobey's Spider-Man and Harry Potter, but it never really...... It never really got me thinking that I should save the world. It's always when I'm spending to much time in my thoughts, just wondering why I'm alive and I get this weird feeling in my stomach, and I feel like I have to something, anything. I've looked up this topic before, and alot of people are very negative. They saw things about how that feeling is just you're brain thinking you above others, and that it's just the super awesome adventures that life has put into our head, but I don't believe that. I've always been pretty hypothetical and creative. I have always believed that there are people out to get me. Heck right now I feel as if someones watching me, but I'm not afraid of the government or anything. It's different then that. It annoys me when people don't get what I am trying to say, and when I do try to be myself, the way I am inside people don't notice. I can't tell my mom, or any family members because I don't feel like they would understand, and even my friends I'm not sure if they would get it. I feel like everyone who feels like this, I feel like we need to meet up. I feel like something big will happen, and we have to be there to stop it. I don't know..... It's outrageous and far-fetched, but almost everyone under this chat feels the same way I do, I just can't put it to words the way I hear it in my brain. My brain overwhelms me with thoughts, and that one thought is always there throwing itself at my skull. It's as if I know what I need to do, but at the same time I don't. Does any of what I said make sense? I would risk my life for anyone, I feel like everyone is good in heart, and I could never kill anyone. But I can't even explain the way that I feel everyday..... I don't know..... But I know that I will try to find people like me, because I can't stand the thought that I should be doing more and am not. Even though I can hardly talk to people in real life..... Does anything I said make any sense? I really don't know anymore.......

I know exactly how you feel because I've also been thinking about this feeling for years!! I feel like there's more to life than just following what society portrays as normal.. Like going to school to get a good education, work a 9-5 job, drive a nice car, start a family, grow old, etc.

I want to live a life thats full filled with adventure shared with amazing people and to help people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. To get started I went on to search for what my interest/passion in life is! I pondered questions like, how can my passion have an impact on not only my life but on someone else's? I've also started excercising, adjusting my attitude, reflecting and facing my emotions instead of just burying them, removing toxic or negative people from my life, treating the people I do care for better and never take them for granted, reading a lot of self help books. and learning new things so that I can continue to grow physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally.

I love art, music, the outdoors, adventure, space and astronomy, theories, science, simple things in life, and would love to meet like minded people like me! Its very hard to find someone who share all these things in common with. I have many people who I call a friend but I have never felt so alone. Maybe we can all meet up one day and get to know one another! Now that'll be something cool and something I look forward to in the future!


Good luck on your journey for meaning/purpose/truth,
search1ng4mean1ng

I have always felt that way. I just wonder "WHAT" it is I am destined to be or do.

It was nice to come across this message board. I am 30 years old and have fought this feeling my entire life. Sometimes to the point that it overwhelms me. I am meant for something more. I am meant to change to the world. I dont care if it is directly or indirectly. I tried to talk to others about this but no one understands. I have searched my whole life. I went into the military young. Got a law degree, went back to school to study astrophysics and now archaeology and nothing comes close to satisfying this gut feeling. I am in a sense glad that others feel this way but on the other hand I do not have any envy because it is a hard thing to deal with as you go through life. I hope anyone who reads this finds their answer and does not carry the same burden that I do.

I know exactly how you feel because I've also been thinking about this feeling for years!! I feel like there's more to life than just following what society portrays as normal.. Like going to school to get a good education, work a 9-5 job, drive a nice car, start a family, grow old, etc.

I want to live a life thats full filled with adventure shared with amazing people and to help people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. To get started I went on to search for what my interest/passion in life is! I pondered questions like, how can my passion have an impact on not only my life but on someone else's? I've also started excercising, adjusting my attitude, reflecting and facing my emotions instead of just burying them, removing toxic or negative people from my life, treating the people I do care for better and never take them for granted, reading a lot of self help books. and learning new things so that I can continue to grow physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally.

I love art, music, the outdoors, adventure, space and astronomy, theories, science, simple things in life, and would love to meet like minded people like me! Its very hard to find someone who share all these things in common with. I have many people who I call a friend but I have never felt so alone. Maybe we can all meet up one day and get to know one another! Now that'll be something cool and something I look forward to in the future!


Good luck on your journey for meaning/purpose/truth,
search1ng4mean1ng

It brings comfort to know that there are others out there who too feel this way. I feel like a member of the X-Men lol.

Sometimes you got to get the smaller things right in life

I have been searching the web for months now trying to find some answers into what i am going thru. I have this gut wrenching feeling that I need to change the world. I am a very flawed person with insecurities. Everything that i am doing in my life good and bad is never enough...I am missing something major....i started a not for profit org that helps the community but even that is not enough....

I know exactly how you feel because I've also been thinking about this feeling for years!! I feel like there's more to life than just following what society portrays as normal.. Like going to school to get a good education, work a 9-5 job, drive a nice car, start a family, grow old, etc.

I want to live a life thats full filled with adventure shared with amazing people and to help people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. To get started I went on to search for what my interest/passion in life is! I pondered questions like, how can my passion have an impact on not only my life but on someone else's? I've also started excercising, adjusting my attitude, reflecting and facing my emotions instead of just burying them, removing toxic or negative people from my life, treating the people I do care for better and never take them for granted, reading a lot of self help books. and learning new things so that I can continue to grow physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally.

I love art, music, the outdoors, adventure, space and astronomy, theories, science, simple things in life, and would love to meet like minded people like me! Its very hard to find someone who share all these things in common with. I have many people who I call a friend but I have never felt so alone. Maybe we can all meet up one day and get to know one another! Now that'll be something cool and something I look forward to in the future!


Good luck on your journey for meaning/purpose/truth,
search1ng4mean1ng

You're not alone. Me and this great friend I have, him I both feel that we were meant to save the universe. There are things bigger than us to conquer, we're small pawns in the big picture of everything.

I can't tell you the comfort it brings me to know someone else in the world feels the same way I do!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Has anyone here ever thought of genuinely putting on a suit and becoming some sort of vigilante? Going out and helping people and being a symbol against immorality that seems to fester in the world? I know it's all very American and a nerd fantasy but I'm from Great Britain and there isn't anything like that here and I feel like I can save the world or at least save people and being that symbol that people look to may help? I'm not sure, I'm soul searching at the moment, trying to find out what I want to do with my life and fulfill my purpose. I'm not insane or mentally unstable before people consider me some form of mad man or crazy person as I study psychology at a degree level and after debating my sanity for a few years over this I have concluded I have no symptoms of any of the psychologically unstable or unhinged disorders that can give people delusions of grandeur. If anyone has thought of being a hero please don't sit in the dark and feel alone with your thoughts

I know exactly how you feel because I've also been thinking about this feeling for years!! I feel like there's more to life than just following what society portrays as normal.. Like going to school to get a good education, work a 9-5 job, drive a nice car, start a family, grow old, etc.

I want to live a life thats full filled with adventure shared with amazing people and to help people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. To get started I went on to search for what my interest/passion in life is! I pondered questions like, how can my passion have an impact on not only my life but on someone else's? I've also started excercising, adjusting my attitude, reflecting and facing my emotions instead of just burying them, removing toxic or negative people from my life, treating the people I do care for better and never take them for granted, reading a lot of self help books. and learning new things so that I can continue to grow physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally.

I love art, music, the outdoors, adventure, space and astronomy, theories, science, simple things in life, and would love to meet like minded people like me! Its very hard to find someone who share all these things in common with. I have many people who I call a friend but I have never felt so alone. Maybe we can all meet up one day and get to know one another! Now that'll be something cool and something I look forward to in the future!


Good luck on your journey for meaning/purpose/truth,
search1ng4mean1ng

I have felt since I was about 12 that I had a purpose but I didn't know what it was or where it had come from. I was very science minded and at that age scoffed at the idea of religion after things I had gone through I couldn't understand why an all loving and all powerful God would let anyone go through such things. I realised with time that my purpose was to save or help someone or some people. I had done it throughout my life without taking much notice of it and thinking what I did wasn't important but I did it because it was right. Everything I have gone through has helped me be the man I am today and I think I am going down a road to be the person I need to be to fulfill my destiny. Right now I don't know if this purpose comes from my own subconscious, helping me deal with life, from the Universe or from a deity. I feel lost but at long last, of looking through the internet for years and posting a few things about how I felt I have found someone who feels the same as me. I don't want you to feel alone with this burden as you are not the only one to carry one

I have always felt like that. I'm definitely glad knowing I'm not alone!! I always wanted to see if anyone else felt this way but I was sure I was just differentially alone. People say I'm smart and I do excel at most things but they just all seem so easy. I get bored working meaningless jobs so quickly but its just because I feel like I'm not doing what I'm meant to do. When I see trees cut down or other environmental issues it really pains me. It makes me feel sad for this planet and what we've done to it. I'm 23 and have always been different. I care too much and I see the good in all because when I was at the darkest moments of my life I had good people who didn't give up on me even when I wasnt a good person. I want to change the world. The world needs change. The world needs heroes.

You are meant for something more. It will all unfold as it should. Greatness will come as you envision and feel it. Embrace it with all of your being. In time your dreams will become your life. You will have made a difference in the lives of many and your deeds will echo throughout time.

We are all apart of a great generation that will light up the world like never seen before.

I am shocked that I have come across this post as I can relate to almost everything I have read. I feel so happy that I am not alone in my feelings, but it does make me wonder if there is some sort of scientifical explanation for the way we feel.

I am a 16 year old girl from London, England. I have had the feeling that I am here to do something different, something special since the age of 12/13. I am told that I am 'exceptionally intelligent', and I know I excel in most things I do particularly science. However, I have always felt somewhat different. I have many friends but I know I am not the same as them. I feel like I am here to do something great but I do not know what it is. I have trouble choosing a career as I know that a 9-5 job would not fulfil me and is not what I am here to do. Additionally, I know this sounds extremely strange but I have the ability to push heat through my body and sometimes it feels like outside my body with my mind?!

I do not know what good this will do but the discovery of this thread excited me so much I felt like I had to share my story!

I know exactly how you feel because I've also been thinking about this feeling for years!! I feel like there's more to life than just following what society portrays as normal.. Like going to school to get a good education, work a 9-5 job, drive a nice car, start a family, grow old, etc.

I want to live a life thats full filled with adventure shared with amazing people and to help people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. To get started I went on to search for what my interest/passion in life is! I pondered questions like, how can my passion have an impact on not only my life but on someone else's? I've also started excercising, adjusting my attitude, reflecting and facing my emotions instead of just burying them, removing toxic or negative people from my life, treating the people I do care for better and never take them for granted, reading a lot of self help books. and learning new things so that I can continue to grow physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally.

I love art, music, the outdoors, adventure, space and astronomy, theories, science, simple things in life, and would love to meet like minded people like me! Its very hard to find someone who share all these things in common with. I have many people who I call a friend but I have never felt so alone. Maybe we can all meet up one day and get to know one another! Now that'll be something cool and something I look forward to in the future!


Good luck on your journey for meaning/purpose/truth,
search1ng4mean1ng

Are you my soulmate?

Possibly :)

I think I know of the void of which you speak and have suffered myself over the years, but now as I get older and wiser I draw my own conclusions..

In the Western world we are victims.. victims of the myriad of fanciful tales of fiction given to us by the entertainment industry, and we have become drugged by the allure of celebrity culture and the money, sex and worship that is supposed to come with it. Has it ever occurred to you that the frankly unrealistic stories of adventure and wonder given to us by Disney and the like whilst growing up, might have had a profound affect upon our psyche?

This has surely left us with a thirst for more out of life? Very, very few, may chance upon it or achieve great things through serious hard work and dedication, but for most it is a case of getting our heads out of the clouds and realising that we are but animals and raising a family, protecting them and experiencing love is our purpose in life. Above all else, whatever successes, tragedies or pains we endure in this life are totally insignificant as to what awaits us upon our passing to the next realm. If you want to make the most from your life then give praise to God, try to follow Jesus' example and encourage others to do likewise, then you will have fulfilled the most out of this life, everything else has little significance in my opinion.

Ask yourself, 'what if every other person in the world was the SAME as me.. would the world be a better place if so?' Would the world be a better place if we were all backpacking around as tourists peering into the few genuine family communities that remained? 'Would the world be better if we were all high as kites and drunk as skunks?' I don't think so.. someone's got to plant the seed and harvest the food, oh wait.. but not you right? These things are fun to do and experience, but don't assume you will feel fulfilled at the end of it all because believe me the void will still be there.

I want you to be wrong but I'm really not sure

Im 17 years old and i've been having that feeling of being meant to be great since i was around 12. I get anxious, because i know im meant to change the world but dont know how....i dont really know what is that i have to do...i look back at my life and i feel as if I've wasted my life in doing nothing important and it makes me kind of angry. I know im different, my teachers always say that im extremely intellectual, and i always have this ambition of doing great things...even what people call the impossible. I really hope we all can find what is our purpouse in life because we know that all of us here are special and we are not meant to be ordinary. (Pardon my bad grammar, english is not my first language)

I am also 13 and sometimes have dreams that later come true at some point either is a week a month or a few months every now and then I get these dreams. It's weared