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Ritika Ghose

Ritika is a Baha'i who is studying medicine and loves participating in community building activities. She is currently living in the endearing city of Zagreb. She loves to discover how social reality is shaped by the prevalent spiritual attitudes and thoughts and hopes to describe these connections with more and more clarity.

Finding Yourself in Service to Others

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So many people in the world, especially young people, are looking for their calling and something to cling to, something that gives life context and a purpose, something that bathes everything else in meaning, magically making sense of life. For me, this yearning for a deeper meaning to life is a sign that humans have souls, and it is a reminder that we are not content with simply getting on with life. We seek connections and a path to channel our energies. This search for deeper meaning can lead to wonderful things: some examples that come to my mind are when people become very devoted to their field of work, which leads to much-needed discoveries and advancement, or when people dedicate their lives to the spiritual education of children and empowering junior youth.

But what is finding oneself really? And how does one find oneself? Continue reading