Purposeful Meaning

 

“The Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert talk about the two “hungers”. There is the Great Hunger and there is the Little Hunger. The Little Hunger wants food for the belly; but the Great Hunger, the greatest hunger of all, is the hunger for meaning…
There is ultimately only one thing that makes human beings deeply and profoundly bitter, and that is to have thrust upon them a life without meaning.
There is nothing wrong in searching for happiness. But of far more comfort to the soul is something greater than happiness or unhappiness, and that is meaning. Because meaning transfigures all. Once what you are doing has for you meaning, it is irrelevant whether you’re happy or unhappy. You are content – you are not alone in your Spirit – you belong.”
Laurens van der Post

The line, “Once what you are doing has for you meaning, it is irrelevant whether you’re happy or unhappy. You are content.” Isn’t that what we are all looking for in life, just to feel “content?”  And how we get there is to have purpose in our lives.

At some point we have to stop all the running around trying to keep up with our daily mess we call our life. And we have to arrive at the point where the crazy thoughts that are swirling around in our minds also must end, and then we can get down to the business of what is our purpose for being here at all.

Without a purpose our life has no meaning, and as the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert have figured out, we certainly are not going to be very happy, and forget about content without a life of meaning. Perhaps that is why so many of us are living a miserable and unfulfilled life.

So much of the time we look in all the wrong places for happiness or contentment. It’s not found in material things or in other people. It is there inside of us. The purpose of your life will start to take shape and show itself to you when you go within and ask your Spirit, “what am I here to do?” Instead of the material things you think will bring you happiness, it’s found in the things you love to do—especially for others. It’s found in the kindness you spread around and the protection you give to the earth and the beauty you create. It’s the genuine things you do that might not be popular with the people you work with, or the friends you have, but feel so right to you.

As you think deeply about who you are and what you want to accomplish in your life, you will find it will include sharing your gift with others and in some small way, will make this world a better place.

And my beautiful friends, once you find your true purpose in life, there is no going back to the old you. Your life will have great meaning, and that contentment we are all looking for will come to you and you will find yourself smiling for no particular reason at all. But you’ll know why.

 

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Ignorance

Ignorance produces fear and fear produces hate. We fear what we don’t understand, and we become ignorant when we don’t take the time to educate ourselves so we can understand.

Stop letting ignorance drive you to hate because hate will ultimately destroy all of us and this beautiful place we call Earth.

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Renewal

It’s spring and all is awakening and new… are you?

This is your time to start fresh and throw the old habits far, far, away.

As you awaken do you feel nature nudging you?

Nature too is feeling all anew, and is in full force so depending on you… will you be there?

Perfection is overrated, and maybe you shouldn’t be trying to place it in nature. So, can you give up the green, green, lawn and the perfect of perfect roses?

Don’t try and control, but instead, just flow.

If nature can live with imperfection, so can you, you know?

Let’s give up the toxins used to create an imposed utopia and live in balance with flora and fauna.

Our planet is fragile you see, and we all need to walk upon it carefully.

So this is your time to awaken and be new, and to also protect the Earth that is feeding you.

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Be the Light

Be the one that lights the way for others to follow, and be that person that others are drawn to. You see, when you are the light that shows the way, you bring peace and harmony to everyone that passes your way.

When you’re the light you bring comfort to those that are near. As others watch you closely and are drawn to your smile, kindness and warmth, you become contagious, and they too become the light and can’t help but pass it on.

On and on the light that started with you is passed from person to person and what finally happens might be called a miracle. Everyone feels good inside–no drugs needed for euphoria. Everyone loves every living being–hatred disappears and acceptance takes its place. Everyone is content–wars disappear.

Be the light that saves someone’s day, and maybe, just maybe, as this continues on we as ONE can cast a strong enough beam that will light the way to save all of our days.

This is my wish for peace and harmony here on planet Earth.

Go, and Be the Light.