Easier Question Please!


Yep… me again.

I am kind of hesitant to jump into the topic of today’s blog.  I may have bitten off a little more than I can chew.

Believe it or not I am going poke around at a topic that person, in every country, in every culture have wrestled with at some point in time in their life.


This word conjures up all types of questions.  What is the purpose of my life?  What is our purpose?  Why are we here?  Is there a purpose I build my life around?

This may sound very simplistic (because it is) but having purpose is important.

Everyone longs for a “Why”.

I am not even addressing yet what your or my purpose is.  I just recognize that there is something that pierces the soul in regards to purpose.

Even in the simplest of things purpose is demanded.  How many times have you, or heard your children, ask why to something.  We naturally have a “why”  to most things in life.

So I did what everyone does when they have a looming question in life… I Googled it.

There was a web page I ended up on where a person was struggling to find their purpose in life.  In this public forum they innocently and genuinely wrote the following:

“i feel like i don’t have a purpose here on this earth, i know i do i can feel it, i couldn’t have just been put here for no reason…. i need something to believe in something to make my life worth living, because that feeling you have when you are passionate about something is so great i need it i crave it… what should i do?”

As you can imagine there were some interesting responses regarding the purpose of life.

  • Beer
  • Fun
  • Join our club, we have jackets

Then there was the person that said we don’t need a purpose.

You don’t need one. This is because there is no purpose for humans on this world. My personal belief is, though, that although there is no purpose for humankind in general, the main goal of humans as individuals is to obtain happiness.

Humm… they must have read the quote from the Dalai Lama.  (If you have no idea what my last sentence meant I encourage you to scroll down the page to my last blog entry.)

There were lots of comments of a spiritual nature.  Lots of Christians and Muslims responded talking about their Faith.

Most were very nice and inviting but some were pretty forceful.  My guess is some were not too helpful.

So, let me go back to a statement I made earlier… purpose is important.

But why?

Here’s why… I believe that in our basic emotional DNA there is this God given sense that there is something or someone bigger than us.

Think about it.  It’s kind of scary to think that we as human beings are the pinnacle of life as we know it.

If life or this world is no larger than we are… how sad.

Purpose is only meaningful because it takes us beyond our selves to something bigger.

On Thursday I will talk about what gives my life purpose and contributes to the question that started this flurry of blogs – How does one have a happy and fulfilled life?

Yes, Purpose is definitely a major piece of that question.


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