What is the purpose and meaning of life? Big question –with an infinitely bigger answer. In one sitting, we simply cannot address every aspect of that answer but
here are some considerations.
All the material possessions and attainments you gain; all the relationships in which you are involved; everything you achieve; all the glorious thoughts and dreams you entertain; all the feelings and emotions you experience; all of these originate in one place, and lead back to one destination: the ever expanding YOU.
"You are the purpose of your existence", writes philosopher and mystic, Thomas Michael Powell (www.psycanics.org ). "Although few people understand it, the purpose of your existence is to perfection yourself, to polish your being.
The purpose is to move from who and how you are now, to who and how you want to be."
So if the purpose of your life is to move from who and how you are now to who and how you want and are meant to be in this life, what are you doing about it? How are you "perfectioning" yourself? You do this by experiencing who you are in ever more expanding and enriching awareness and love.
Let's do a small exercise: For 15 seconds, look around wherever you may be sitting as you read this article, and notice everything that is brown; really concentrate on all you see that is brown. OK, stop looking around you, shut
your eyes, and now tell me everything you saw in your surroundings that was yellow. Difficult isn't it! Because you were focusing on the color brown, you paid little or no attention to the yellow things equally surrounding you, but
simply not present to your conscious awareness.
In a similar way, if you want to "perfection" yourself, you can only work (focus) on one aspect of yourself at a time; change that, then focus on the next aspect.
Who and how do you want to be? What do you want to achieve or experience in your life? What's stopping you from experiencing this right now? What kind of person will you have to become in order to be able to fulfill your dream? What changes can you begin to make today, in your character and consciousness that will gravitate you toward being this, more empowered and aware person?
Regularly work on small, different aspects of your self that will gradually evolve you into who you want to be. Then at the end of your days, you will be able to say with the great sage: "It is no longer I that lives; it is
My Father that lives in me".
And this, my friend, is your purpose in life; your ultimate destiny: to re-integrate with your Source. The purpose of life is not about what you have or achieve, it's about who and what you BEcome, then everything else you desire will
fall into place.
Self-Esteem is the basis upon which all great achievement builds. To discover your true purpose in life you must first love yourself at a core level.
Brilliant teacher of self-esteem principles, Dr. Joe Rubino, will gently uplift your self-esteem and show you step-by-step how to see yourself as the brilliant shining star you are.
At least listen to his inspiring f.r.ee audio. I highly recommend you check out
what this self-esteem guru has to offer.
3. Quotable Quote
At any moment I could start being a better person
– but which moment should I choose?
– Ashleigh Brilliant
Life is not really meant to be difficult. Simply love yourself as you are, and as you are not,and everything else will fall into its perfect place.
To your happiness,
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P.P.S. Self esteem is the root of effective change.
Let Dr. Joe Rubino guide you:
Why we reincarnate
Why should we reincarnate? Why must we return to this limited and miserable earth existence?
Why can we not get experience in those higher realms without coming to Earth? We are tired of this
dreary, weary earth life! Such queries are based upon misunderstandings of several kinds. In the first place, let us realize and engrave it deep upon the tablets of our memory that the purpose of life is not happiness, but experience. Sorrow and pain are our most benevolent teachers, while the joys of life are but fleeting.
This seems a stern doctrine and the heart cries out passionately at even the thought that it may possibly be true. Nevertheless, it is true, and upon examination it will be found not such a stern doctrine after all.
Consider the blessings of pain. If we could place our hand upon a hot stove and feel no pain, the hand might be allowed to remain until it and perhaps the arm were burned away, without our knowing anything about it until too late to save them. It is the pain resulting from the contact with the hot stove which makes us snatch our hand away before serious damage is done. Instead of losing the hand, we escape with a blister which quickly heals. This is an illustration from the Physical World. We find that the same principle applies in the Moral and Mental Worlds. If we outrage morality the pangs of conscience bring us pain that will prevent us from repeating the act and if we do not heed the first lesson, nature will give us harder and harder experiences until at last the fact is forced into our consciousness that "the way of the transgressor is hard."
This will continue until at last we are forced to turn in a new direction and take a step onward toward a better life.
Experience is "knowledge of the causes which follow acts." This is the object of life, together with the development of "Will," which is the force whereby we apply the results of experience. Experience must be gained, but we have the choice whether we gain it by the hard path of personal experience or by observation of other people's acts, reasoning and reflecting thereon, guided by the light of whatever experience we have already had. This is the method by which the occult student should learn, instead of requiring the lash of adversity and pain. The more willing we are to learn in that way, the less we shall feel the stinging thorns of "the path of pain" and the more quickly shall we gain "the path of peace."
The choice is ours, but so long as we have not learned all there is to learn in this world, we must come back to it. We cannot stay in the higher worlds and learn there until we have mastered the lessons of earth life. That would be as sensible as to send a child to kindergarten one day and to college the next. The child must return to the kindergarten day after day and spend years in the grammar school and the high school before its study has developed its capacity sufficiently to enable it to understand the lessons taught in college.
Man is also in school the school of experience. He must return many times before he can hope to master all the knowledge in the world of sense. No one earth life, however rich in experience, could furnish the knowledge, so nature decrees that he must return to Earth, after intervals of rest, to take up his work where he dropped it, exactly as a child takes up its work in school each day, after the intervening sleep of night. It is no argument against this theory to say that man does not remember his former lives. We cannot recall all the events of our present lives.
We do not recollect our labors in learning to write, yet we have acquired a knowledge of the art of writing, which proves that we did learn. All the faculties we possess are a proof that we acquired them sometime, somewhere. Some people do remember their past, however, as. a remarkable instance related at the end of the next chapter will show, and it is but one among many. Again, if there were no return to Earth, what is the use of living? Why strive for anything? Why should a life of happiness in an eternal heaven be the reward for a good life ? What benefit could come from a good life in a heaven where everybody is already happy? Surely in a place where everybody is happy and contented there is no need for sympathy, self-sacrifice or wise counsel! No one would need them there; but on Earth there are many who need those very things and such humanitarian and altruistic qualities are of the greatest service to struggling humanity.
Therefore the Great Law, which works for Good, brings man back to work again in the world for the benefit
of himself and others, with his acquired treasures, instead of letting them go to waste irr a heaven where no one needs them.
Excerpt from The Rosicrucian Cosmo Conception
“Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
The more you try to do something the farther away you will be from the very thing you want to achieve or attain. If you stopped chasing your happiness and just started to do things that make you happy all you will do is soften your energy and create the opening for that beautiful butterfly to finally land.
Think about it . . .
Love and Sunshine,
10 Steps to Becoming Enlightened
1. Release all concern for what others think of you (especially
family, friends, and people you don't even know yet).
2. Send Love towards everything and everyone that comes into your
field of vision. Do this by opening your heart, relaxing your mind
and imagine you are sending love. Get to know the greatest love of
all is inside you!
3. Whenever in doubt, fear or worry replace it immediately with wonder
4. Always be radically honest with yourself and others.
5. Take at least 20 minutes a day to connect with the Universe (Source, God, etc)
by being still and quieting the mind. Pay attention to the silence that
is found in your simple sweet divine presence.
6. Be totally relaxed, conscious and present to THIS experience
happening to you... right now.
7. Follow through with everything you say you are going to do.
Respect your word as law.
8. Surround yourself with a group of like-minded souls who truly
support your dreams and desires.
9. Know that anything is possible in this infinite Universe. Be free
to think, say and experience anything you desire.
10. Profoundly accept yourself, your life and this Universe exactly as
it is right now.
by Jafree Ozwald