Do you know your life theme and life purpose? When we are born, there is a life theme whether it is
success, facing one's fears, and/or learning kindness. We also have a life purpose whether it is fame, being a husband/wife, and/or making the world a better place through self-sacrifice.
I do not believe in a life theme or a purpose. However, I do believe everything is destined to be. I am a determinist, which means I believe everything is determined wholly by its effects. If this is so, then everything must be destined to be based upon the causes that were previously in place. This state of the universe is caused by the last state of the universe.
I'm not sure there is life purpose or theme. One thing I've noticed many times is once a person finds their 'life purpose' they seem to then look for another because the previous one is finished!. I like Chase's comments re determinism, cause and effect. This life purpose is a result of past life experiences. Interesting how happiness is not what one does, but comes by the nature of being, so finding purpose can be a distraction. I've often heard people say "if only I knew what my purpose was" as if believing it is the key to their happiness. It isn't. Or you could say purpose is finding the essence of yourself, and in so doing, you BE.
I like both Chase's and Jewel's comment on this question... Jewel's 'so finding purpose can be a distraction' is especially true, and practical
but possibly there's always a wider context... I think it just comes down to relaxing a bit, letting go and not always grasping for a reason for things; and then, in that moment of being still, it becomes apparent that there is a purpose to our lives, a wider context...
did I just contradict myself?? :-))
A most interesting question, Grace. You do manage to tap into the very essence of life!
My own life needs a continual sense of purpose. What it happens to be at any one time mostly tries to satisfy my emotions, my mental energy, what inspires me..... or just life's essentials, like finding good company, having the right food in my belly.
However, one of the most wonderful, enjoyable things of life, for me, is seeing a young person find his or her vacation.
One such person is Gert van Hoef, a young organist of the Netherlands.
Please, anyone, do simply use your search engine and look/listen to some of his performances. I have just been listening for the past 2 hours. He enthralls me! If you can, listen with a good pair of headphones.
And then tell me you are not also uplifted by his talent.
It gives me inspiration and joy, like this is what life is meant to be for.
by treasuresyw 8 years ago
I believe that everyone can know their purpose in life. No matter the size of the task I believe that it is important. Do you believe that knowing one's purpose is a matter of experiencing life or it is simply an internal knowing?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
Are you are on YOUR life path i.e. are you living YOUR TRUE LIFE PURPOSE?
by archejenny 6 years ago
what is the purpose of life
by Bituin 5 years ago
Is being born the only reason why you are in this world?Some people say they are tired of living,bored from their life and so on and so forth.Do you think life is that tiring and boring really that you can say to someone that the only reason you are here on earth is that you have been born.
by Trinity 15 months ago
What is my life purpose?All throughout or lives, people ask us what we want to be when we grow up, knowing the answer to this question has always been challenging to me. An even bigger challenge is finding out what my purpose is.
by Threekeys 5 months ago
Is it to say what you mean? Act out what you say? Then see if you can find out where you went wrong and go about trying to make things better. What have you seen what works?
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