Do you ever wonder what might be the real purpose of life?
A simple, pragmatic way to find our life’s purpose is to start minimizing and abandoing unwholesome actions and start maximizing and establishing wholesome ones. (See lists below). If we do so, a stage automatically comes when our actions eventually are driven by life's real purpose: to become happy and enlightened. This stage comes in the lives of those few people who consistently strive for self-improvement and self-realization. Most often, this stage comes during the mid-life period (between the ages of 35 and 45 years). It is commonly and mistakenly known as a mid-life crisis, because it is often accompanied by emotional pain which arises due to subconscious resistence to our innate quest for spiritual evolution.
But it actually is not a crisis. It’s a blessing. We can see the blessing in this period if we become aware of what life is telling us. The majority of people miss this golden opportunity and end up living in a rut forever chasing endless worldly desires that can never bring real happiness.
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SOUL RESEARCH INSTITUTE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, MAY 29, 2009
Once we discover our life's real purpose and perform actions that align with it, then only our creativity unfolds. The newfound work becomes tireless and delightful. There is joy in what we do. There is bliss in action. And this represents real success. Eventually, through such creative, joyful, and blissful actions, wise people establish themselves in life's real purpose.
DISCOVERING LIFE'S REAL PURPOSE
Performing rituals blindly
Worshipping without understanding
Developing pure understanding
Establishing faith with understanding
Neither believing, nor disbelieving
Removing others’ suffering
Worshipping with understanding
Minimize & Abandon Following
Greedy Actions Hateful Actions Deluded Actions
"Easier said than done."
I hear you whispering.
I agree. It is not so easy. But it is not difficult either. It is simply a matter of skill. And that skill can be developed through the practice of SOUL Meditations. Next week, let's discuss that.