The Purpose Of My Life At Saint Augustine Beach

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“Purpose,” as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is “the reason for which something is done or made, or which it exists.” All throughout my life, I have always been asked, “What is your purpose?” or “Do you know what you want to do with your life yet?” My answer has always been, “I have absolutely no idea.” I have never been able to set a specific long-term life goal and I have stressed the majority of my life trying figure out what exactly my “life purpose” is. I was always this way, until one day I went to my place of reflection and relaxation, which is Saint Augustine Beach. This is a place where I have found happiness, learned how people view me, and most importantly became aware that life will figure itself out. Two months ago, …show more content…
Earlier that day I had been bombarded with questions from my family about figuring out what I was doing with my life. I was to the point of frustration that I left home and drove to Saint Augustine Beach. After arriving, I sat in a state of tranquility watching the waves crash. Then, a question came into my mind. “How does a wave break?” I then answered myself, “In simple, a wave breaks because the water is traveling from deep water to shallow water. The water comes in contact with the ocean floor, or the coastline, creating a swell, which then results in the wave crashing.” After answering my own question, my epiphany came to me. Waves do not look for the coastline to come in contact with and break, it happens naturally. Waves breaking are an inevitable occurrence, just like your life purpose finding you. Eventually, your purpose will come and crash down upon you. It will meet you like the water meets the coastline. Looking for your life purpose will not bring you any closer to actually meeting it. If water were to search for a coastline and found that it is 20 miles away, it would still have to wait until meeting the coastline in order to crash. Therefore, there is no benefit for the water to search for the coastline. With this in mind, life purpose is much the same. No matter how hard you try to find your life purpose, you will not find it until it is the right time, just like water coming in contact with a coastline. Looking at the water, I began to think that each time the water meets the coastline, a person meets their purpose in

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