Have you ever woken up in the morning to wonder for a moment ` where am I? what am I doing here? It may be a moment of disorientation or the early morning blues and then you do realize where you are
and a series of other early morning thoughts come to mind and some questions too.
The thoughts and the questions are ultimately looking for the answer to or relate to the meaning of life..your life, my life, our lives. Is how I am living, how I am supposed to live? Is what I am doing, what I am supposed to be doing? Is waking up in the morning and going to work, my purpose in life? Is my purpose in life to be a debtor for the rest of my life and work towards paying off my student loans, debts or the loan on the house?
I wake up sometimes and I wonder about purpose. I wonder about my purpose and I wonder about the purpose of others .I wonder and I think, which is ironically also a purpose to finding answers. I find some answers but not all of them and life tends to present scenarios that stamp a big question mark on some answers found to purpose
Purpose comes in many forms and can be found to anything or anywhere but most of all it has to be found in the mind. The value that the mind gives to any purpose is what gives power to the purpose and to the meaning of life. Perception of any action or the reality of particular circumstances can lead Purpose to be negative or positive. To the negative purpose the outcome is misery and to positive. purpose, the outcome is satisfaction and fulfillment.
If you have a job, then the purpose is to wake up in the morning and to go to work. If you have student loans to pay off, the purpose was to educate yourself and now the purpose is to pay the debts off, if you can. Most of us are debtors, as nations are debtors and thus a purpose to such life is to pay off debts. These are what I would label as the negative purposes , the ones that make us question the meaning of life and so we should or get drowned in the belief that this is it.
I do not think so and I refuse to think so. I have my early morning moments too but then I have to get up to fight that ridiculous notion that my purpose is to make institutions richer and fat cats even fatter.
They shall get their dues in due course but there are other more beautiful purposes to the garden of life and the journey that is life. They are the purposes that I shall label as mine, align myself with and find joy to them.
Life assigns us all similar purposes, others assign us purposes, places assign us purpose but most important of all we have to assign ourselves our own purpose or identify and align ourselves with such purposes in order to find ourselves and our own true meaning. The purposes that life has assigned, I shall do my best to fulfill. The purpose of where I am now shall be to learn from this place and advance to a better place. As for the purpose others assign by virtue of their relationship or trust in me, I shall honor as best as possible.
On the subject of purpose my thoughts take me to the conclusion that my challenges are also my purpose. My purpose is to learn from my challenges , to overcome, to resolve as best as possible and to evolve accordingly. These challenges are but a subsidiary to the primary purpose of life The primary purpose is to live, to feel alive and not just to exist.