Your Purpose in Life
Your purpose in life is a question asked by many people as they ponder the
reasons for their existence. Usually that question is not asked when we are
happy and when we are inspired and when we are giving; life is then so natural,
so close to our real purpose. It is when we stray from the path or we are suffering
the consequences of our actions that we begin to question what life is all about.
When it is a beautiful day it makes us glad to be alive. Sometimes the question
arises—most often when we are not so glad we are alive—“What’s
the purpose of all this?”
To understand why life exists in the first place is beyond us. We do know
that life does exist. We are conscious of our being. We recognize that there
seems to be a pattern and we look for the reason of our very being. Life can
be both beautiful and sad. Life can be an opportunity or a test. Life can be
very expressive, productive, and successful, or it can be a failure. What really
matters is expressing our real purpose.
Expression of the Potential
There are many theories about life and the origin of life. When a child breathes
its first breath of life, a spark becomes involved and takes upon itself a dimensional
expression. The child cries, the body functions, and a potential is born. It
takes that first breath to bring the spark down into this physical channel.
That involvement begins the purpose of that particular individual.
The power of life is the power of expression. Everyone is a living, breathing,
expressive power. A potential has within it the essence of all of life. In other
words, it comes from the source of Being, the source of Reason, the source of
Universal Consciousness, whatever we wish to term it, but it comes and it activates
this thing called life. Life is the animation of this potential striving to
unfold its purpose.
Our potential is not here to rest. Our potential is here to grow. Our potential
is here to express this power of life, this animation of Reason. Our potential
is here to bring into form and dimension the truths of the Principle of Life.
This purpose, naturally, has a potential, a fulfilment, an end result. Any seed
that we plant has within it the power of full growth, full achievement, and
completion of a particular cycle. As a seed becomes involved and grows, the
potential within that seed, which is activated with moisture and warmth, begins
its stage of life. Simple life expression, maybe, whether it be a little flower,
vegetable, or tree, whatever it might be, but there is still the unfoldment
of a purpose. That little seed has the purpose of growing, blossoming, completing
the cycle and fulfilling its role.
Our role, as individuals, is far more demanding, far more complex, far more
challenging. Where all those other forms of life do not have a choice, we do.
Those other forms of life are limited by and succeed through the natural law;
as long as there is moisture, warmth, and nutrients the seed will grow, grow
to the fullest potential possible, then blossom and produce the seed of the
next cycle to complete itself. No other help is needed. But our purpose has
a greater potential, and it is no longer controlled by a force of intelligence
that cannot be denied. That little seed cannot deny the urge to grow, the steps
of unfoldment; it cannot stop it. The seed is compelled by these universal forces
to go through those series and stages.
When it comes to us, we have to look beyond that compelling force of nature
to find a greater power, the Reason, the power of Universal Reason. Reason gives
us a new, higher, greater source of energy. Our purpose can be recognized by
noting the difference between plants, animals, other species of life and man.
The difference that man experiences is conscious, analytical awareness. Our
potential is found within that difference.
While we are released from the limitations of the instinctive law, we are
still limited by our reasoning ability. If we can think, if we can analyze,
if we can build a concept, if we can see our ideals and objectives, if we can
understand our purpose, then our mind will be as the seed, unfolding the greater
potential. The secret of life is not some elixir. It is not some magic method
of breathing or exercises. It is not some simple little fifteen-minute program
that we can follow three days a week, seven days a week. The secret of life
is in the discovery of our true potential, understanding our purpose and the
laws that will allow that purpose to unfold.
Where does Reason come from? Why are some people more reasonable than others?
Why are some able to express their intelligence more clearly, more logically,
more capably? Some are, of course, muted because of self-consciousness and shyness.
Some are limited in other ways. The Reason, of course, is limited by the vehicles,
just as a little pansy seed is limited to produce pansies. It can never produce
a rose. The pansy seed is restricted and limited within the scope of its potential.
The reason of man’s being is to be above, different from, more purposeful
than the plants and animals of life. Man is to be the channel of Reason, of
conscious reasoning ability. And so, we are who we are because of the Reason
that we have developed. We are the personality, we are the qualities that we
are because of the Reason that has come through us.
Now maybe we had very happy childhoods. Maybe we had parents who were very
devoted, firm disciplinarians. They taught us to be happy all the time. They
taught us how to be artistic and creative, how to have outlets. And so the Reason
that we express has been encouraged and developed by our upbringing. We know
that language is the channel of intelligence, Reason. Language, when attached
to the child, awakens that reasoning power to express through mental growth.
Our purpose is understood through knowledge and application of the Mathematical
Principle. Our purpose becomes clearer as we understand the relationship of
the individual to the bigger picture.
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