Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Finding your life's purpose

There are lots of different ideas out there about what life is about. Many philosophers, thinkers and teachers have pondered this question through the ages, and everyone comes up with different answers. Diversity. From the comments on my blog yesterday (please read them) here are some ideas I gleaned on the purpose of life: commitment, family, hope for a better tomorrow, to be useful to others, finding joy and laughter in each day, realizing my happiness depends on me, and I keep trying to make things better-keep going cause that's what we are supposed to do

Wow, there was a whole range of emotions expressed there. That's us...individuals each trying to find our way in the maze of life. Reaching out to and connecting with others to gain strength, friendship and love by sharing our trials, triumphs and struggles. 

Most everyone avoided mentioning God or a higher power, probably because we all have different beliefs and don't want to step on anyone else's toes. But just believing in a loving God for me makes this life bearable. I know there is a purpose or meaning to my life. It's a TEST to see if I will live principles of truth each day in how I treat others, and in my personal morals. I will make mistakes but there is always a way to correct that through changing my misbehavior and apologizing to anyone I have offended or hurt including my Heavenly Father and FORGIVING those who have given me offense. 

It's a never ending SCHOOL OR LEARNING experience and our curriculum is organized by a divine power. Opening our hearts, we can learn the many lessons of life-some more difficult than others and bask in the moments of love, joy and beauty that surround us in our FAMILIES, with our FRIENDS and in NATURE. We have never failed in life, IF we are still trying to improve, become better and reach out to help and serve others. That's what I believe.

6 comments:

kavita said...

LIN....i will not say anything because every word you say is true.JUST BEAUTIFUL.Regards
Kavita

gigihawaii said...

Yes, I, too, believe in a loving God, whom I will meet after I die. I have read many books about near-death experiences, the spiritual life after one dies. It keeps me going.

I have to admit that these are the happiest years of my life -- being retired and collecting Social Security and still married with 2 kids and a granddaughter. I couldn't ask for more.

dellgirl said...

You have said it all here, nothing else to add to it. Very well said. I love this post.

Deborah Godin said...

I've see and read it many places - if you're alive, then you still have lessons to learn.

mom/caryn said...

Omaheck! I WANT to respond to this... Why, oh why did I open it at work? I need to get home in the peace of my little loft, and comment. Yup! That's definitely the plan!

Will catch up when I get home from the office. Another NIGHTMARE day. If it was any BETTER, I might get depressed... when so many things go wrong, it can only make me laugh.

Talk to you soon.

Rambling Woods said...

I think that your faith or anyone of any faith must be very comforted. I think that I still ponder my purpose even though at times, I think I have been put in the right place at the right time for some reason...
Michelle From Rambling Woods