to perch on a branch
look fluffy and cute
for her to click
…or so she thinks!
When I read all those quotes about the purpose of life from the great, not-so-great and everyone else in between, I am curious about HOW they KNOW. I mean, just how did they arrive at their answers, that wisdom in so many words they readily share with us with so much certainty? Have they lived an earlier life and remember the experience enough to enlighten us in this life? Or do they have a direct line to their creator?
One can make guesses, speculate even, but to state with certainty that THIS IS the purpose of life, is that really possible? Methinks not. One says it is to serve, another that it is to love, yet another talks of showing compassion and helping others as true purpose and some others are sure it is to be happy. It could be all of those, it could be none. They are admirable goals to have in life, but as purpose of life, I will give them a miss.
On a clear night, when I gaze at the star-studded sky, the question inevitably surfaces, what IS the purpose of our existence. The sky does that to you. Maybe it is the vastness of it and one’s own comparitive insignificance that brings on the question. But all said and done, at the back of my mind is the certain knowledge that we are all organisms, our purpose is to live as best as we can in tune with our surroundings, and when we die, we are recycled back into the universe.
@Shail Mohan 2016
Barbara Fisher said:
You know how every thing usually comes with instructions on how to use, we too come with instructions. It is from our Creator God. He gave us the Bible, and that is how we find our purpose. Once discovered, it clicks.
Have a phenomenal day!
Thank you for your comment. I am an atheist 🙂
Barbara Fisher said:
It was my pleasure!
‘Neath the stars, wonder
More in store
Will even Death have any answer?
I guess not 🙂
Amen Shail, amen 🙂
I feel IMO that everyone already has a destiny and purpose in life that is set in stone even before they are born. I think some of the challenges, hurdles, talents, skills we possess indicates we are meant to do this. And in a way some us are born to change things for the better for everyone, even if it means we have to suffer, rebel or break certain cultural expectations. Take for example, Gandhi or Martin Luther King who helped and tried to promote equality for all. That’s just my perspective that I’m only sharing.
However I do find it hard for a lot us to follow our life’s purpose or what we feel we are deemed to do d/t oppression, or not having the opportunity to discover our own selves. You can say for Indian women, the only purpose we have according to Indian society is to get educated, get married and have kids :p
Great writeup! 🙂
If everything is set, then why should we even bother 😉 I don’t believe in destiny or karma or anything such. 😉
I enjoy your thought on existence.Perhaps, a parallel can be drawn to humans? Is there an end to existence and what about our roots. How they define us? A never ending thought, me think. A great read on Friday:)
Yes, we can ponder endlessly on this topic 🙂