The Meaning of Life?
It is my belief that there is no one answer to that question. The truth to the answer is codependent on the person asking the question. As The Buddha said “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” Each of us finds our own meaning, our own purpose and mission in life. How do we find out what that is? By Simply asking ourselves these questions and doing our best to meditate on them and answering them as honestly as possible.
- What are your talents?
- What are you passionate about (some times our passions are different from our talents)
- What would you like to change in the world? (be the change!)
- Combine your answers to articulate your positive purpose (how can you use 1 and 2 to make 3 happen?)
- Think and talk about your purpose (share your goals earnestly and concisely with friends and family, impress upon them the importance of your goal in your life, they will always be your greatest supporters)
Remember to be flexible, do not become too attached to your plan of action or suffering may arise. Following these can lead you to realizing dreams, and set you on the path to following the 8 fold path when it comes to Right Livelihood.