In my opinion finding purpose in life is not as much of a mystery as it is made to be. I believe we each have our own “meaning(s) of life” and if you have a desire to find yours; simply ask yourself these questions:
- If I were to die tomorrow, what would I have left behind: and what would I LIKE to leave behind? Did I create something? Did I improve something? Did something I do help the people animals, and/or world around me?
- What is most important to me?
- What makes me happy?
The best advice I can give is “We only live once;” life is too short to spend it simply obtaining, spending and obsessing over money. Stop and revel in the present moment; You are ALIVE!
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” – The Dalai Lama XIV
I believe that in order to live a happy, fulfilling life, you need to spend time finding things that you enjoy doing and seeing. Finding lots of friends and spending time with them and your family. I also believe both learning from and teaching others anything that is important to you are crucial to a productive life.
Remember that there never will be a “perfect time,” so the best way to finish something that you always wanted to get done, is simply to start (and then continue working on it whenever you can until you are satisfied)!
Write that book or poem you’ve always wanted to. Start that company or plan that trip and start saving if necessary.
CARPE DIEM – Cease the day!
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