Mallika Chopra explains how she has grown as an individual and discovered a strong sense of purpose since becoming a mother.
For me, my children have been my greatest teachers and I say that not as a cliché, but really a truth. I grew up with a well known father, Deepak Chopra, and everybody always assumed that I kind of was on this journey of self-exploration and people are constantly asking me questions, health advice, or other spiritual questions that they think I’ll have deeper answers to and I realized that I kind of had a very successful career, I had always had interesting experiences but when I became a mother, that actually was the juncture where I began my journey of self-exploration.
It was when I started to asking questions like, “Who am I? Where do I come from? What do I want? What’s my purpose? What are my strengths,” because I suddenly found myself in a place where I was bringing another soul onto this planet and it was a time of a lot of love, a lot of uncertainty and fear, but also a real sense of purpose.
I think for the first time in my life becoming a mother I felt a real solid and just passionate sense of purpose in being a mother and that has given me in many ways a voice that I never had, a confidence that I never had and a purpose that I never had before. So for me, I really credit my children with giving me my voice and my sense of purpose.