Whether you believe in an all-powerful deity or not, life is really, what you make of it.
For every believer, there is a different way to go about it. For every unbeliever, the same is true.
This isn’t an answer most people want to hear, but it’s very true that – regardless of your belief system – you ultimately discover what you want for your life, on your own. Be it to be kind to others and donate your time/money. Or to climb Mount Everest or be the best doctor you can be. Or your family and friends – a very popular and successful reason for getting up in the morning.
If you want some suggestions on how to figure it out:
- Look at your life and figure out what makes you happiest, then do that – perhaps it’s something you can turn into a hobby or career.
- If there’s someone or something you admire – like lifesavers or your grandmother/father for example – perhaps that’s an avenue you can explore. For the grandmother/father, you could have a conversation with them about how they became the person they are. BUT I would recommend not modelling yourself after them – or anyone else. Just use this to get some inspiration.
- Don’t have a pet? Adopt one. Or foster some.
- If you’re the creative type, whip out some designs – whatever your medium is – that you’ve done before and find a common theme in them that you’ve unconsciously followed. Perhaps that’ll help direct you. Or you could just start drawing things – whether you’re good at it or not – around you to get inspiration.
- Go for more walks (in this current lockdown state – not sure what country you’re from – that won’t necessarily be easy, so perhaps just in your backyard).
- Make a list of the things you wanted to do when you were a kid and research them to see if any still sparks your interest.
- Ask people close to you what they like about you.
- The list goes on…
The important thing I’m trying to point out here is that the sky’s the limit. This may sound harsh but it’s true: you really don’t need to worry about things like faith when it comes to your life. It heavily depends on your personal situation – religions have rules, after all – but I would suggest trying to figure out who you ARE and the things you’d love to be doing, regardless of whether you think they’re achievable.
I wish you all the luck.