Do you ever question why you are on this Earth and what your purpose is?
Do you feel you have a purposed filled life?
If not, think about how the world would be different without you.
The lives of everyone you have ever known or encountered in some way would be altered in some small or significant way.
The world population is nearly 6,700,000,000. If everyone in the U.S. alone lined up single file, the line would stretch around the Earth almost seven times. That’s a lot of people. Why are all of these people here milling about on the planet for our 85 or so years?
In the scheme of things, you and I are infinitesimal drops in an enormous sea of humanity.
It makes you wonder if your life makes any measurable impact in this big world. What makes one life (yours) exceptional and memorable? How do you live a life filled with purpose?
For some of us, spiritual faith and a...Read More
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.~Dr. Wayne Dyer
You know you should do something, but you don’t do it. You promise yourself that today is the day, but you are too afraid. You want to take action, but you don’t know how. At the root of this failure to launch is a belief or fear that is crippling your best intentions. For everything you desire to be or accomplish, you are just one negative thought (and a barrelful of accompanying feelings) away from unimpeded success.
In fact, probably 90% of the deeds you hope to accomplish could be accomplished — if it weren’t for limiting beliefs and the overwhelmingly powerful feelings that fuel these beliefs. The only person getting in your way is you.
These powerful feelings have been reinforced over time by continual negative thinking. When you were a child, perhaps things happened to undermine your confidence or sense of self-worth. Over the years, these thoughts and feelings have been brewing and...Read More
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. ~Henry David Thoreau
When we consider our profound longings, our deepest desires, and our biggest fears, we all seek the answer to one question.
What is my life purpose?
This may not be something we consider daily, but it’s part of our everyday actions nevertheless. In everything we do and in every decision we make, we are seeking the answer to this unspoken question. Even the most spiritual, the most positive, and the happiest among us has occasionally wondered if the bumper sticker, “Life is hard and then we die,” has a modicum of truth to it.
We work for survival, but we also work to for a myriad of other reasons — to express our creativity, to serve others, to create a lifestyle, to gain wealth, to find fulfillment, to have power, to impress others, to purchase things. And thus we seek to live a life filled with purpose.
We have Read More
Just how much of your time do you use up worrying over the past or fretting about the future, doing things you don’t like, or frittering away valuable time with mind-numbing activities? Consider it for a moment and be honest with yourself.
- Could you be an over-thinker?
- Do you come up with never-ending to-do lists?
- Do you commit lots of time watching TV or surfing the net?
- Do you work too much or too long?
Since I have gotten a little older and the inescapable fact of life’s fleeting nature has become more real, I’ve begun to see each day, each moment as an amazing opportunity for joy, contentment, and love. Oh how I wish I had felt this way in my younger years.
If we all live to age 90, from birth to death most of us have 32,850 days of living. Our Earth has existed 4.55 billion years. Our existence here is merely a blip of time.
This realization has provoked plenty of soul searching for me. (Some might call it a mid-life crisis!) I have thought, read and studied a lot about what comprises