Wake up & think positive
If we keep on thinking or doing the same things, the same way, then we usually get the same results. Sometimes there is a need to change the way that we do think or do things in order to get better results. Sometimes we need to change things or do some things differently simply to feel different or better. Sometimes we need to do things differently to explore our options or escape monotony. Sometimes we need to try a different way to see where it takes us and sometimes we have to try doing things a different way because there is more than one way and we have free will.
I woke up this morning thinking about butterflies for some reason. Maybe it was because of their beauty, their fragile beautiful wings and how they flutter them. Maybe it was because of their life cycle and their simplicity and that we all have a life cycle to honor. Maybe it was because butterflies are gentle, beautiful and never harm anyone. Maybe it was because they are never at war with themselves or others, have no hate, no anger and fly through life without discrimination.
Maybe it was a reminder that life is short and requires as much beauty to it as possible. Most of all it was a reminder that we as a people have the free will to wake up in the morning and select our own destination. And so I thought of the butterfly and leave you with this piece called :
The Positive Butterfly
The caterpillar usually becomes a butterfly and once it becomes the butterfly
It can never become the caterpillar again.
The butterfly has no choice but to be a butterfly. The butterfly has but a short time to live .
Without complaint it simply flutters its wings anyway and flies around until its designated time.
In some ways we are like butterflies. We are a part of the universe and supposed
to add some beauty to life. We also have our own life cycle,
subject to time and age and to each our own end.
Unlike the caterpillar we have the gift of free will and a choice as to what we become.
Unlike the butterfly we have the choice of many destinations but there is
also the tendency to become something else, to become less than majestic,
less than the extra ordinary or phenomenal that was originally prescribed
or intended and to fly to an unworthy destination or one
that does not nourish the soul or truly compliment the true essence of who you are.
Be a positive butterfly, spread your wing, become the more majestic and
Find that destination that is you and that nourishes your metamorphosis. .
Be a positive butterfly and add some beauty to life, to your life and the life of others
You are no longer a caterpillar. You are like a beautiful butterfly with your own mind and
of free will to choose your own direction.
You have the choice to change your wings or the color of your wings.
Your metamorphosis is yours to control and you can have a positive effect
on the metamorphosis of others looking to you or at you as you
flutter your wings to wherever you want to be.
"Every day is not Christmas but every day is Father's Day. "
There are events and people in our lives that we do not celebrate as much as we should or but on a particular day to the year. In some respects it makes that day special and some days like Christmas, Easter and birthday's are unique to their days of celebration. They are meant to be celebrated once every calendar year.
Events like mother's day and father's day celebrations are of course very special and have the same intent but these celebrations can be extended to other days of the year. You cannot celebrate Christmas everyday or celebrate your birthday everyday but you can celebrate mother or father on more than one day of the year. They deserve to be celebrated and such celebrations can also have a much wider and positive impact on family and life..
What is Fathers day? Why is there a Father's day. Father's day is father's day. In its most basic form it appears self explanatory and it is to honor fatherhood but like many other celebrated days or events that have become a part of our culture, we are unaware of the how, the why or the original meaning. In some cases the why or the origin becomes irrelevant but the celebration remains and will prevail from generation to generation because it has become a custom. Fatherhood is never irrelevant and that is what makes a good father an important part of any life, as it does a good mother. If you are a good father, that is an accomplishment that no one can ever take away from you. It is a part of who you are and something to wake up to in the morning and smile about.
Father's day is a day of celebration to honor fathers, celebrate fatherhood, the parental bond between father and children and also the influence and impact fathers have on a societal level. Although we call it father's day, it is actually much more than that, as is mother's day. It has been named Father's day and yes the primary celebrant is `dad" but It is much more than just Father's day. It is so because it is about life, it is about parenting, about sacrifices that have been made, it is about mistakes to look back at and laugh, it is about family. It is about now and it is about the future. For all you know you may be the ancestor of a future president or someone who changes the world for the better.
It is more about life, about family life and parenting than about commerce. It is about the honor of being a father and not about spending money. A father does that almost every other day and yes he deserves to have some money spent on him on father's day, but where do you think the money is coming from, if the children have not yet become bread winners themselves? From mom, of course or maybe even the dad. I can assure you there are some children out there that said ` Dad can you lend me some money to get you a gift' and dad probably honored the request.
To father's day the greatest meaning is love for it is the love that lies in a father's heart and mind that drives the desire to be a great parent and to make the sacrifices that are made. In return it is also love that is the greatest gift. There is no gift on line, no gift advertised on the radio and no gift in the stores that can have more value than the gift of love, of quality time spent together and the sound of laughter.
Being a father is not an entitlement it is a privilege and an honor. It is a privilege and an honor because not everyone can have children and not every male who has a child or children becomes a parents, for one reason or another. It is a great responsibility. It is a journey and it can be a struggle but also an adventure. It is a joint venture, because without mom, there would be no child or children and without a child or children, there would be no Father's day to celebrate.
If you are a father also lovingly called `Dad', then know that you have some meaning to life and to others. You have meaning, you have some purpose and you have some direction to your life. In spite of all the craziness around you and sometimes the doubt inside you have joy to look forward to each day and You have something to be proud about. The same applies to a mother also lovingly called `mom' and also thanks to you for making it a Happy Father's day but not just on this day. Together you should make many Happy Father's Days, many Happy Mother's days and many Happy Parent's days.
` I am loved and I know it but even if I was not loved, I have to love myself and what I do to live with myself and also be able to love life and others properly."
Love is an infinite subject. It is a beautiful and fascinating subject. It is a beautiful feeling and a beautiful story. If love is a part of your life and it is a part of most lives, then your life has been, is or will be a beautiful story to tell. Love of course does not stand alone. Although love can be the main plot to your life story, especially if you make it so, It is not the only chapter to life and no life story is just about love. Even the best love stories have some twists and turns to them. That is life.
Today is about love. There are moments and relationships to all our lives that are supposed to bring us nothing but joy but somehow, we allow these moments and relationships to transform themselves into something else like stress, pressure, anger, resentment and or antagonism. To each day there are moments or even a single moment and or a single person to bring you joy but if the transformation occurs or has already occurred, you deny yourself such moments of joy and instead grant access for the negative moments to rule the day.
Each day is neither good nor bad but a blank slate or a blank page to add more content to the story that is your life. What better to add than love? Life is neither good nor bad. Life is life and whether or not it is good or bad is a matter of perception and emotions based on a series of events or a lack of them thereof that depend on you. Your perception and emotions are of course affected by the actions of others but the percentage that belongs to the others is negligible compared to the percentage that belongs to you. You are of your own body, your own mind and your own soul and the portions of your love, your emotional turbulence or emotional tribulations are yours to manage.
Love is like a ship to help you sail through life more smoothly. Love is also like an anchor in life for the turbulent moments to life. You are your own anchor man or woman but you also have others and things in life to help anchor your ship from time to time or time and time again. Life is just more than existing or being alive. It becomes about feeling alive, having purpose, being on an exciting journey to wherever the sea of life takes you. Nothing better to have on board with you than love.
Life requires us all to be something or to do something as we all sail through its infinite waters to known or unknown horizons. It does not take much time to be the something but it can take longer to find the something to do that is truly you. To be the something is the assigned from being a child, to teenage, to adult, to being a couple or grown ups and then a parent. At each stage of being, the search for the to do continues until it is found and if or when that happens the being and the doing merge.
If you can love who you are at any point in time or of being you, you find peace and joy along the way. If you can learn to love where you are now and what you do now, even if it is not your happy destination or ending, you will find the clear mind to sail to the happy destination that you want to get to. If you allow yourself to be overwhelmed by any negative storms and fail to use your anchors as provided by life, you will find yourself cast into a negative loop or to a place that becomes extremely difficult to sail away from.
Keep your ship sailing with some love. Do what you do with love. Wake up to love who you are and let that feeling ripple through the day to touch others in a positive way. If you are already where you want to be, say thanks to the universe. If you are not there yet, keep on sailing to your destination with lots of love.
" We are all more than the sum of our parts, especially our memories for there are more to come but without a doubt they are a great sum of our parts." NosaJ
Today is memorial day. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what memorial day is? It is about remembering the fallen. It is about honor and sacrifice and about those who lost their lives for others to maintain their way of life, their liberties and freedom. It is about others who are also a sum of all our parts and our story on a much greater scale.
How easily we say ` Happy Memorial day' without even knowing its true meaning or what it is all about. Happy Mother's day or happy Father's day flow from the tongue just as easily but they are what they are and there can be no confusion with the association. ` Happy holidays' also flows easily and naturally when the time comes but even that has also lost some of its true meaning over time as has memorial day.
There are two lessons to learn here. The first is that memories are very important. The second is that memories have association and deserve the right association or the memory is but an illusion and or a misdirection. The misdirection to memorial day is that it has but become a holiday or a very long weekend for many and also an opportunity for some to make a profit from the long weekend. What will it become with the next generation or the generation after that, if it keeps on adopting more of the holiday model and less of the true memorial model?
Memorial day has its specific meaning and in other countries it may go by a different name and occur on a different day but the essence of the day is to remember and to honor. Unfortunately memories have a way
of fading, of becoming vague and meaning along the way gets watered down. Dates gets changed as a matter of convenience and meaning also changes.
Memorial day is about the soldiers and the Veterans in our lives and those who are no longer with us. Let us not forget that. Let us not forget those who deserve to be remembered and now I am not just talking about soldiers and veterans. I am talking about everyone who has made some sacrifice to make a difference in your life.
Memorial day is not only about remembering but it also implicitly about being thankful. It is being thankful to those who have fought for you, those who have been on your own battle field with you, those who have been on a distant battle field, those who have stood in the line of fire for you and those who still stand by you.
Remember them all. Remember what memorial day is really about. Don't say happy memorial day just for the sake of saying it. Make your own memorial day but let the memories be true and be thankful for the positive people who have made some difference in your life time.
` Do you ever feel like you are drowning sometimes and waiting for the sharks? That is life for you. You can wait for an ocean liner to come and save you or you can swim to safety like your life does depend on it." Jason U
The good news is that you are not alone in whatever challenges that you are facing today. Life sometimes throws us all the same goodness and same crap as part of our great adventure, but to each their own manner to catching the goodness and throwing away the crap. The good news is that most challenges are temporary or fleeting and have a resolution to them. I use the phrase most challenges, because some can be annoyingly repetitive and take longer to resolve. The good news remains though, that you do have the capacity to resolve your challenges. The bad news is that even though you are in the same boat as billions of other people, you are on your own most of the time. You have to sometimes paddle your own way around and out of your series of life obstacles, challenges and issues.
There are those who would love to help you but do not have the resources or power to help you and there are those who can help you but will not and may actually want you to remain between a rock and a hard place as you try to sail or paddle through life. There are those willing to drown with you or for you, even though they do not have to and there are those who will watch you drown. There are those that you will do almost anything for yourself and there are those who you can do nothing for, are simply of no concern to or you cannot because they do not want to be helped.
There are ties that bind us to others and these ties have their own names, such as commitment, obligation, love, family, friendship and other terms but at the centre of them all has to be the free will or willingness to help. If it were these ties alone that bind us and compel us all to help others, then there would be no more cries for help and every child, every friend and family member would be helped or be of help to you. How lovely indeed that would be for so much help to exist but still there is some help in the world that we live in. You just have to find it and the primary source will always be looking at you in the mirror as you prepare for the day. You also have to give some of your own free will and maybe that help will also come back and find you someday.
You already know that there is no one better equipped in the world than you to help yourself. You know that because there is no one more acquainted with your situation than you are. You know how you got to where you are now. You know where you should be by now and you also know what is holding you back or the obstacles that you have to overcome. You know what you have to do in order to help yourself and you have to apply your free will and energy towards making it happen. You also have to remember that God helps those who help themselves.
You also have to help others from time to time or time and time again. This particular kind of help in any form or fashion may be a distraction from helping yourself but it is also a way of helping yourself. It is a distraction, because any help that you give to anyone else for any reason, takes away some time from you and could also cost you money. It is also a way of helping yourself because it builds its own motivation, it teaches selflessness and sacrifice. It builds character and the gratitude of others employs the goodwill of the universe for you.
We all find ourselves in situations from time to time or time and time again that we need help. Sometimes when someone says I do not need help that itself is a cry for help. It would be a much better world to live in if everyone did help each other. Your world would be a much better place if you asked for help and received it or gave it willingly. It means that you care. It makes you a giver.It makes you feel better. It makes you a contributor.
Wake up and help yourself get out of the situation that you need to or want to get out of. Wake up and help someone else that you know needs help, not because it is your job or an obligation but because you want to of your own free will. Wake up and help the day be a better day for you and for others.
" Anyone or anything can make any given day a miserable day but I have the power to transform my own days. I can make it a great day today." Jason.U
There is plenty to think about life and life itself certainly provides you with a lot to think about. It is our ability to think that is one of our greatest human assets and that which distinguishes us from the rest of the species of earth, if not all other species on earth. The ability to think is complimented by the ability to also feel and together they make quite a powerful combination. What a wonderful world it would be, if all thoughts were positive and constructive and what an even more wonderful, safe and happy world it would be if the positive and constructive thoughts were also complimented by emotions that reflected such universal positive and constructive thoughts.
What a wonderful world that would be indeed but alas that is not how our world works. It might be a reality that belongs to another dimension but that is not our reality. Our reality appears to be more like a package deal that consists of positive and constructive thoughts as well as negative and destructive thoughts. Life is a package of positivity and negativity and the package depends on how it is wrapped up for you, how you wrap it up for yourself or for others and or unwrap it.
A very important part of any gift is the wrapping tape and the wrapping tape to the package that is life is like free will. A child is born and a parent comes into being also and so two packages have been created that can be of joy or something else. The child has no choice yet because no free will to execute but the parent can either accept or decline the package that is parenthood. The expectation is that parent will look after child and guide the child and that the child will grow up well but along the way it is still choices and free will that determine the outcome of those expectations.
Friendship is a package deal also. You are not forced to be friends with anyone but it arises naturally or of your own free will. You do not have to wake up and get out of bed to go to work but if you do not,
the package that is your daily bread falls apart along with a lot of other things that are a part of this package.
If I have not lost you yet and you are wondering where does the ` I do' and `I can' fit into all this it is the positive application and the power of your own free will. The mind is a wonderful gift and here also lies heaven and hell. The `I d' and ' I can' thought process take you closer to where you want to be in life. They take you to a better place, if you are not already there.
The ` I do' is a mind frame as is the ` I can'. A couple usually get married after they say ` I do' and because the mind has made up its mind to do it. If you apply the same analogy to life, things get done because you tell yourself `I do' or I can do it. I do want to be a parent and I want to be a great parent. I do want to be a good spouse. I do want to be a good friend. I do want to be a good service provider. I do want to be a good or better me. `I do' believe in me. `I do' believe in the power of positivity. ` I do' believe in the universe and the great plans that it has for me.
When it comes to the `I Can' it is a very simple thought and a very powerful motivator. It is what changes lives and it is what changes the world that we live in. It is a part of what shapes our reality. If you think you can do something that is good and or creative, then you can. If you think and believe that `I can and I will redefine my life, then so it shall be. The thinking and the believing have to be accompanied by action of course or there is a gap to success. If it is not but a fantasy and appears in your mind, it is a gift or a part of your package that can unfold into reality. If you keep on thinking that you cannot do it or allow the ` I Can' to be plagued with doubt a T gets added to the powerful ` I can' to become a negative.
None of us are insignificant. One way or another we all affect someone or something. One way or another we all add or subtract to our own lives and to the positivity of the universe. Some add or subtract more than others but we are all part of the package that belongs to the universe and we all affect it. The big question for you is what do you want your package to look like and how do you want to affect the universe with your own `I do' and ` I can'?
Jason.U @ MondayMorningPositivity
" There are good cycles and there are bad cycles. There are good places and there are bad places to be. The good cycles take you to or keep you in the good places and the negative cycles do not;" NosaJ
If life is preordained then your life is as it was meant to be and there is no escaping it. If life is about free will, then life is simply what you make it and the outcome of your own intentions, actions or lack of actions.Because we have choices, the preordained thought has less substance than the free will argument. Another thought that comes to mind is that each and every story has an alternative ending that is preordained but the story is still yours to write and the alternative ending that comes to pass depends on the operation of your free will and the choices that you do make.
We may exist because of the will of God or by the will and Grace of God but the choices that we make are not necessarily the will of God but of our own making. God may guide in a unique and divine way but the choices that we do make are down to earth and of free will. There is no shortage to the use of the phrase ` if it is the will of God'' but how does anyone know the true will of God. How does anyone know the will of anyone else but through their expressed mind and or actions. We can truly only presume the Will of God and presume goodness to it.
Life creates its own cycles for us, we create cycles for ourselves or allow others to create a perpetual life cycle for us. There are so many cycles to life and to each life, that they cannot be quantified. There are those that are natural and some that are unnatural. There are big cycles and there are smaller cycles. There are some that are good and there are some that are bad. There are some that can be broken and there are some that cannot be broken. There are cycles within cycles. They have their names and their labels and you know them well or are very well acquainted with your own cycles.
My presumption is that the divine intention if for a good life cycle of love, of good things, and a good story to tell but that intention is over written by the choices that we make and or the society and age that we live in. We create certain life cycles that come to hold us hostages to life and keep us away from our better selves. We create or allow others to create some cycles that create a prison for us or take us to places that become difficult to escape from.
A cycle of anger or resentment is not good. A life cycle of debts is not great or always robbing Peter to pay Paul is not a wonderful cycle. Being late all the time or unreliable is not a good cycle. A life of procrastination or of self doubt does not serve you well either. They are some of the cycles that can be broken. There of course those cycles that are more difficult to break, that fall under the label of addictions like smoking but others have done it and there is a lot of help out there. And there are those that are the daily routine or regular cycle like cleaning up after yourself that just have to be done or say hello to clutter and a bad scent to life.
It takes some dedication and organization to create and maintain the positive and good life cycles but they are also accomplishments and have a tendency to make you feel better. It takes a strong willed mind to break the negative cycles that have become a part of life or habitual but once broken, a grand sense of accomplishment occupies the spaces of those negative cycles. Those who have stopped being hostages of cycles, those who have escaped their negative cycles and imprisonment or servitude to the bad cycles, know this feeling of accomplishment very well
Wake up and do your best to create the cycles that make you feel complete and fulfilled. The more positive cycles that you can create or facilitate, the better. Wake up and do your best to break the negative cycles because they can make you feel less than you are or take you further away from how and who you want to be.
"Life has a rhythm of its own accord and the rhythm that we create of our own free will and so we are all on the same stage but dancing to different life tunes." Nosaj
Waking up in the morning is one of the rhythms of life. Unless you are dead, you have to wake up in the morning. Getting up, getting out of bed and which side of the bed you get out of, is a choice for most able bodied people and a rhythm that you create of your own free will.
Life is two steps forward and sometimes three steps backward or so the rhythm of life might appear sometimes but without a doubt there is always constant motion to life. The music never stops and life goes on like an endless song, no matter what. The actual Rhythm of life and the dance of life only moves forward.
Like it or not Life must go on and you have to keep on dancing according to who you are, where you are in life, and what you do in life or keep on dancing your way into the next phase of your life or the place and person that you want to be. As long as you keep on dancing the right way with life and as long as you keep on moving, you will find that in spite of the two steps forward and three backwards, you have sometimes been taking four steps forward and you are making some progress.
Life is the longest song of all because it is the sum of all our parts. Sometimes we say that life is short
and that might be true because there is so much more music to dance to that we never get to dance to in our given life time. No one gets the privilege to do everything or experience every song that life has to offer and that is what makes life so magnificent. That is why we are all on the same stage but dancing to
the same and to different life tunes. That is why you need to pay attention to the music of your own life,
the rhythm and how you are dancing with life.
Sometimes the music rocks and sometimes the music sucks, but you just have to keep on dancing with life. Sometimes the rhythm does not feel right or the clothes that you are wearing for a particular dance might not be appropriate and you just have to change clothes, shoes or the music. Sometimes the song does not feel like you or you do not feel the song is for you and so at that particular point in time you have to change the music or learn to dance to the music as it is.
There is the music to life and there is choice also. Choice is affected by the tunes you find yourself dancing to and choices create their own tunes.. When you dance to the tunes of others, your choices are more limited as to how you dance. If you work for a corporation or someone else you do have to dance according to their tunes. If you are a student, you have to dance according to academic requirements in order to get to the end of that song and start your own. If you are in a relationship, there are certain tunes that you have to dance to or music that you have to subscribe to even though you don't want to. If life revolves more around you, than anyone else , a corporation, or the 9-5 song, then you may have more choices.
This is not to say that the sound of music to either is better, but to say that your choices can affect the tune and the tune can affect your choices. Whatever tune is playing, you can choose to be negative about it or you can choose to be positive about it. You can choose to dance to bad music as if it was good music or mix the music to your like or make it sound better.
Learn to live and not just exist according to the tunes that are created for you by others. Learn to like the tunes that you don't and the music that is life will sound much better. Pump up the volume to the music that you do like and create your own wonderful music to life and dance to it.
Please do not just exist. You are not a tree. Wake up and live. Wake up, live, learn and dance with life.
...or love doing what you do :)
" There is no greater joy than to to do what you love doing, being who you want to be, where you want to be and with whom you want to be." NosaJ
I may have just given you one of the answers to what happiness is or looks like. Alternatively I may have just given you the reason as to why a lot of people are not happy most of the time. I use the phrase a lot of people, because there are a lot of people still looking for happiness. I use the phrase most of the time, because as dismal as life may sometimes feel, appear or be, there are always moments of happiness to most lives.
Now, if these moments of happiness can be multiplied, then the level of individual happiness,Of the multitude and of society also increases. Unfortunately the multiplication of happiness of the multitude and of society is not a simple equation. Too many variations.The multiplication of happiness on the individual level is not a simple equation either but it is a much simpler equation, because it is your equation. There are a lot of variables that affect the multiplication and each of the equations but your own equation includes free will, the choice and the ability to be happy, The choices that you make are yours and those choices will lead to misery or Joy.
There are things that we do that are simply not us. There are some places that we find ourselves, that we know for one reason or another that we do not truly belong. There are some relationships that we engage in that we know are doomed from the word go, but venture forward anyway and get stuck in them. There is that job that was supposed to be temporary due to circumstances but somehow became more permanent. Some situations actually turn out to be okay, simply because of the learning to like what you did not like and then growing to love it, learning to know someone and to love them or any given place.
Misery arises from resentment or from not liking something that you do, a place, a person or a particular situation. These situations then become a nesting ground for negativity, instead of positive spitual and personal growth. Because you are not doing what you were designed to do,
what is akin to your spirit or even what you paid all those student loans to study for, something feels wrong or something feels missing.
The good news is that it does not matter where you are now, unless of course you are at the end of your tether. The now is important, because if you can change the now, then you can change the future. The now does not matter in the sense that it becomes the past and where you end up is what is or becomes more important. Do nothing and you become stuck...the past the present and the future remain the same or very similar. Do something about it and something will happen and you can make it happen.
On that note you have to know what you do like doing the most or what you love doing and travel in that direction much more. You have to know where you want to be in life and make every effort to get there. You have to know who you want to be with and make it a damn good relationship, rather than be there just to be in a relationship or have a job just for the sake of having a job. You have to believe in yourself, in spite of any obstacles that may appear in your mind or on the way and in spite of everyone else doubting you and your choices. Be you and be happy.
I have always know what I love doing the most and I have always known what brings me joy, the people, the things and the places. I have also come to know my distractions and found that the trick is to identify them and override them. Not always a piece of cake but they are my distractions. I will not go back to the places that were not of joy either and by places I mean situations, certain jobs and or relationships. I will keep on doing what I love doing the most as much as possible, keep on loving unconditionally, come what may and keep on moving forward to even more beautiful things, places, people and situations.
Wake up and do what you love doing the most and keep on moving forward to more of it. In the event that you do get stuck, learn and grow to love what you are doing for now, where you are and use it as a platform to get to where you need to be, wanted to or want to be and how you want to be.
` One thing that life does offer is purpose. Even trying to find purpose in life or to life is a purpose." NosaJ
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.