The Purpose of Life

Posted: November 6, 2012 in Motivation
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What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? Why was we created?

Have you sat down and really thought about those questions fully?

Without meaning to sound negative, we are created and put upon this earth, we live for a number of years and then we pass away. Can you see where I’m coming from when I ask, “What is the purpose of life”?

Now, you can ask a thousand people this same question and get a thousand different answers and the thing is right, none of the answers would be wrong because each individual is different. You see, your answer boils down to a number of factors, such as:

-Your Upbringing

-Your Thoughts

-Your Beliefs

-Your Aspirations

-The way you live your life

So I suppose the question really should be “What is YOUR purpose in life”?

Hopefully by now I have some of you thinking. I feel it’s a difficult question to answer if you haven’t really given it much thought before, but I definitely feel it’s a question worth thinking about (that’s if you haven’t already)

I have many different views on the subject, some of which I will share with you today, but before I do so I want to share a poem with you which will make sense a little later…Here goes…

Don’t Be Sad When I Die

When tomorrow starts without me,
and I’m not there to comfort you,
please know that I still love you,
cause I know you love me too.

When tomorrow starts without me,
and you feel lost and blue,
I hope these words I’ve written
will help to see you through.

Someday your pain will ease,
sadness replaced by fond memories
Come tomorrow you will hear
I love you whispered on the breeze.

When tomorrow starts without me
cause God has called me home
I turn, blowing a kiss for thee
Sad that you may feel alone.

I will miss you tomorrow
as I take one last glimpse
a tear falls from my cheek
I’ll be going home.

And tomorrow will start without me.

Nice little poem right, sad but nice at the same time. I keep stressing it guys and will continue to do so, “Life is short, enjoy now, the PRESENT (which is essentially a gift) and live for today”. I feel life is about getting as much as you can out of everyday because when that day has passed guess what, it’s not coming back!

I feel life is about loving everyone around you, smiling and being happy. As hard as it is I believe life is also about forgiving…especially if the person is close to. Don’t let grudges ruin relationships because of ego, let all that go.

I would love to spend more time with my family but life throws things at you sometimes, you know how it is…I just try to find time when I can because the last thing I want is regret…The regret that I didn’t make the effort when they was around and then I find myself reciting poems like the above…If you love someone and you haven’t told them in a while, do it now, do it while you still can…

I believe that one of my purposes in life is helping other people…It’s not something I can explain, it’s just a feeling in my heart, something which feels right. I reckon that’s another reason why I write this blog because I feel like I’m helping at least one person out there in the wide world and that alone keeps me going.

I believe life is about doing what you love doing and following your passion everyday so when you look back on your life you have no regrets…

I really could go on forever about my philosophies on the matter but I don’t want to start boring anyone…

To sum it all up though, some of my beliefs regarding our Life’s purpose is to:

  1. Help others as much as you can
  2. Love others around you
  3. Enjoy life to the fullest
  4. Learn about yourself as an individual (Mentally and Spiritually)
  5. Have Fun
  6. Live with no regrets
  7. Avoid dwelling on the past (you can’t change yesterday)
  8. Make goals and achieve them
  9. Chase your dreams
  10. Be happy

So guys, think about this one real hard the next time you have some silent time. Make it a topic of discussion with work colleagues, family and friends…

Feel free to send me what you come up with as I would love to hear from you. For some it might be a bit more personal & that’s totally understandable…For some they may not be ready to answer such questions…And again, that’s totally understandable…

But do you know what’s funny guys, after all this I still wake up in the morning sometimes and ask “What is the purpose of life”….

Sources:

http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/dont-be-sad-when-i-die

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