Search for answers
In my experience the first step is to do what you´re actually doing now - start searching for answers - for a meaning.
Most people don´t even think about a life purpose.
They´re too busy doing what is expected of them…
…to follow “the recipe” for a secure life…
…by getting an education and then use that education to get a “secure” job.
Nothing wrong with that.
However, doing what is expected of you from parents, peers, society etc. is most likely not your life purpose.
In my experience I have found that few people instinctively know what their life purpose is. Mine didn´t dawn on me until I was 40 years old. I was too busy living a life that wasn´t really inline with my inner most desires.
I was too busy to comply with the “noise” of the external world - to all the expectation. As a result I never paid attention to my inner voice - to my heart and intuition.
pay attention to your INTUITION if you want to find your life purpose
Your intuition is key because it will guide you in the right direction. But that requires attention.
Pay attention to how you FEEL.
A universe with a meaning or not?
I strongly believe that we´re here on this planet for a reason. I don´t believe in a random Universe - a Universe that came out of nothing with the Big Bang. Yes, scientist can calculate the birth of the Universe (The Big Bang) to app. 13,7 billion years ago, but how can nothing turn into something?
Some scientists like Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow will tell you that it came out of nothing. In their book The Grand Design, they argue that the Big Bang, rather than occurring following the intervention of a divine being, was inevitable due to the law of gravity.
The laws of physics can explain, they say, how a Universe of space, time and matter could emerge spontaneously, without the need for God. Most cosmologists agree. They say we don’t need a god-of-the-gaps to make the Big Bang go bang. It can happen as part of a natural process. Hawking and Mlodinow argue that because there is a law like gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing.
Their basic argument is that there must be a law of gravity. The law of gravity must take a particular form and because there must be such a law, the Universe created itself out of nothing. But where did the law of gravity come from? It couldn´t just exist. So it’s not really an origin theory is it?