Jeewan Chanicka - Reverted at Age 11 from Hindu/Christian Background
My Quest for Truth, Power, and Purpose
Ever since I can remember, I have been searching for the meaning of life itself.
Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
Constantly reflecting on these questions made me different from other children: I was introspective and inquisitive; I asked questions all the time — my favorite one was, "Why?" It seemed that my grandfather's words often echoed in my ears, "God does not create people just to fill up space on the earth."
It was only recently that I understood the impact this statement had on me. I needed to understand; if no one was here to "take up space" then why was I here? This longing for purpose ignited within me the desire to find my place and my purpose in the universe, the bigger picture.
I remember actively surveying the world around me and desperately trying to understand why the world was the way it was; why people believed what they did, and what made them do the things that they did.