It was nice to read the responses to my last blog entry – they were very wise and i appreciate them. Struggling to know the right path to take can get a person down, but I like the notion that feeling a little depressed can sometimes just be a message from God that you need to make a change. It puts a positive slant on what is otherwise a negative feeling…

Someone asked me the other day what my purpose in life was and who or what is at the core of that? Big Question! (It’s amazing the kinds of emails and questions I get – very few of them are ever really superficial – in fact quite the opposite. I’m glad about that.)

Well, my feeling is I can try have complete control over my life, but in the end, life is much bigger than me and often beyond my control…so the only thing i can control is my response to it.
But on top of that, i feel that there is another option… and that is to open your heart and your mind to God and see what that does! For any intelligent, self-reliant person its a ridiculous concept because it’s so vague…but to the person who believes and practises that, I’m convinced that it directs your life.

So for me, I find that even though it is against my ego and human instinct, when i pray a lot and try to get God’s guidance in my decisions and direction, it not only makes a difference practically, but also mentally. It would be hard to explain to someone who hadn’t experienced that, and i wouldn’t really try to prove that it’s the case…but in the end we all have to find our own answers and that’s one of the answers i’ve found.

So, my purpose…well, I think its to do what i’m good at, with passion but humility. To strive for success in the areas where i have talent/opportunity, and to bring something positive to other people along the way. I know everyone feels they have something important to say and something great to share with the world…well i probably don’t have anything particularly new or original to share – but I still believe in the things i do and I want to do them with all my heart. What more is there to life, except to strive for yourself and to give to others.

Anyway, I’ve never been too much of a philosopher, even though in an interview with Richard and Judy (British TV) last year, Judy said ‘Rajko, you’re a bit of a philosohper’ and i nodded in agreement! Well truthfully I’m not really – I like to do more than think.

So as i keep searching for my ‘true purpose’ I’m going to focus always on doing more than thinking about doing…and at the root of it all see if i can be see a bigger picture that God might have painted for me. Perhaps one of those ‘magic eye’ pictures where if you change your focus a little bit you can see a whole new picture that at first was invisible.

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8 Responses to God…purpose…life

  1. Rajko Lover says:

    I love what you live by. Your ethics are beautiful. I wish there were more people like you in the world. I love the way you incorporate your life into your music and your music into you life. I admire you greatly. I’m a dancer, and I always thought I was weak and not as good as the other girls. But after watching you on Last One Standing, I realized that it wasn’t just muscle that made me strong, It was how I lived as a person and how much I belived in my self and my dancing. You gave me the power to be bolder and work harder. Thank You Rajko. GOD BLESS YOU!

  2. fairynuff says:

    Great blog! I’m glad I’ve found this site as was totally absorbed in Last Man Standing on BBC3 last year and delighted to catch the repeat on Sunday night. I’m going through a major upheaval right now, and find your philosophy
    (yes, like it or not you are a philosopher ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) quite inspiring. I’m trying to follow my passions, but currently fighting fear of the unknown, fear of risk, fear of failure. So keep it coming!

    On a lighter note, my friend is training for the Great North Run in September and was wondering whether you’d like to train with her?! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Karen says:

    You continue to amaze me and resonate with my thoughts and feeling.. am totally loving listening to your cd on my ipod as im walking to work and home each day..its truely lovely..especially when the sun is shining and a slight breeze..which is how it is most days here at the moment. And the fitness dvd is doing me good too. Its the Best!! Thanks for everything.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Karen. x

  4. Jude says:

    Hey you.
    I am glad to read your intention is to keep ‘doing’.
    I have found myself at this point many times in recent years and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

    I beleive that unlike the rest of creation humans were given the gift of thought, choice and the ability to grow and learn from experiences. God will help us through our decisions (although he may not point us in any particular direction, it may be guidance to help us make the most of our decisions).

    I have come to believe that in our journey through life we have to be the driving force behind our direction. By ‘doing’ we are more likely to achieve personally, help and inspire others and create a positive state of mind which is more open to God’s love and guidance.

    That said, I also believe that we must continue to think, evaluate our options and above all ….dream; otherwise we may not acheive all that we are capable of in our lifetime.

    I think it is all about finding the balance between ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’ and finding a manageable balance in the activities we pursue, to ensure we do not spread ourselves too thinly, as if we do we may not achieve as much as we could do.

    …hoping you have found your direction and a renewed strength to follow it…….keep doing and dreaming! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. missalena says:


    As a fellow athlete I was riveted with LMS, a show I’d never heard of until late this evening and found myself watching with a combination of admiration, envy and nostalgia. If there were ever an opportunity to join the competition I would do it instantly. More importantly though, it brought back memories of my travels last summer through South East Asia, in part a personal spiritial journey of healing, part pure mind / soul discovery. It marked a period of personal trauma and tragedy which has opened so many wonderful doors and perspectives, and it’s great to watch other individuals grow in many similar ways.

    Anyway, I note you’re often in London where I’m based and currently studying – drop me a note when you have a moment, perhaps we can meet and sharing insights. I’m planning on continuing my travels towards the end of this year, and thinking of pursuing some of the trails you all covered.

    Best of luck with everything in the meantime.


  6. beenhealed08 says:

    I just want to let you know that I am a huge fan of the Last One Standing…I was so excited to see that you sing and play guitar I thought when you played on the show it was just a hobby, but you most definately have a gift from God with your voice, guitar, and athletic ability. I think it is amazing! You have inspired me to keep on going in the direction that God wants. Not in the direction that I want. It can be hard you know because there are so many doors that open up, but have to make sure it is one that God opened. You have been given so many gifts and I know that they will be used.

    God Bless,

  7. isa says:

    Is so exciting to find this blog… i feel in love with Last Man Standing not only because it shows diferent and unknown parts of the world but also because it let us learn alot about team work, humility…
    Raiko`s fans in central america, including me, thank you for sharing your live filosophy… evry time that I feel like i can`t go anymore, I remember what you said and it gives me energy to go on.
    Don`t stop doing what you do… your fans will always follow you

  8. Stefania says:

    I’ve just realised you’re quite right about depression being a message from God to make changes. I’ve found myself stuck in a bit of a rut recently in that I haven’t known where to go next and have been getting quite down about it. All sorts of people I know have been trying to push me down roads I don’t want to go down, so thanks to you and all the people who have posted stuff above for reminding me to be my own person. I play the oboe which I really enjoy, so I think I’m going to concentrate more of my time and energy on that ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS, will you be in the SW of England gigging or seminaring any time soon?

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