Your life’s purpose

January 27, 2011

Have you ever asked yourself what is your life’s purpose? Our culture doesn’t promote such big thinking, such contemplative and very important thinking but we as individuals should. How will you move through your life? One fumble after another, meandering your way towards some materialistic goal or pleasure fulfilling satisfaction? It makes life dull, sometimes high and often feeling senseless and even lonely.
Our first step out of such a mess, no matter where our life has taken us is to simply acknowledge that we want to ask this question, we need to for our own sake. After we ask such a question we won’t have the capacity to hear the answer. This is the second obstacle in our way. I asked many questions in my past over and over, for years and years even, without any hint of response. This can make you feel even more lost and lonely in the universe. What is required? Make space for the answer. If you want to type in a new sentence, we must make space on the page, add another note, silence in the song. Take this as literally as you need to. Dedicate time in your day or week as silence hour where all you will do is listen. Listen to the questions you are asking. Listen to anything, even answers to questions you didn’t know you had. Just to listen even when nothing comes to that sweet silence that holds the music of your life.
Listening can only happen when you yourself stop talking. In your head, stop talking. Practice it by letting others talk more than you yourself talk. Practice it by crossing the street, washing the dishes, and driving without animating anything in your head, letting the environment around you ‘talk’. Like opening the door for someone else, only one person at a time can pass through so practice opening the door for everything around you. How courteous you can be!

The answer to all your questions is this:
1. Ask with heart
2. Listen with heart

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One Response to “Your life’s purpose”

  1. maria luisa said

    Cara Raven, cosa fai e dove sei ? Tutto bene ? Raccontaci di te!! Un abbraccio Maria Luisa e Fosca

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