There is no purpose! and now that is settled lets just make some up. Lets just pretend for a moment that nothing is right or wrong, no thought or belief is higher than another and no thing written here is correct or incorrect. That is hopefully where all growth of opinion and belief stems from, The moment we engage in strengthening beliefs in opposition to others we give more power and strength to the opposite belief. Something can only exist when it has something to exist against.
So do I come up with a purpose that is to bring joy and peace because there is war and pain. Is your purpose derived from its opposite. Do you seek to cure the ill to relieve suffering. Or do you see by being opposed it, you naturally create it.
So how do you create purpose, how do you define yourself as a person that is headed in a direction that serves you?
My limited understanding of life says, that when you look at any action or belief that an individual holds you can trace it back to the value that they hold beneath it. (My mom taught me that actually). We can start to see where it is that we have already created a purpose, we can trace back what we hold as most important based on our daily activities. If you don't know why you do something ask yourself what would happen if you just stopped, what would the consequences be, constantly go backwards in your mind. If you chose not to work or study today what would happen. Would you eventually loose your job, would you let someone down, would someone else be forced to work longer. Could you survive without the income, could you keep your mind busy or would you allow your body to become one with the couch.
Already we think about the fact that as soon you stop doing something you stop moving forward, you put whatever you were doing on hold. It makes us realise that an inherent component to any purpose is the process by which we get there. but we'll talk about the process in a second. The actual point I am making is that evolution is inherent in the purpose of most people. To provide for the family, to learn a new skill, to serve a group or your community, to create wellness all around you.
While every action is a statement of now and not necessarily reflective of attaining something in the future, there is a constant growth that is needed to continually meet your purpose. In some way you are compelled to do more, serve more, make more and consume more, all to constantly meet this requirement. The simple point in this is that inherent in every purpose is evolution or growth. The moment you stop seeking to attain something you become pointless, or more so purposeless.
Even though you live your purpose everyday to simply define yourself in the now. There is a component of growth. If you were to go back far enough in all actions and beliefs you may find it is to constantly redefine and recreate who you are in every moment. If you feel like that is a bit of a jump in thought from spending each day at a desk staring at a computer to realising you are doing this to evolve and grow than just bare with it a little longer,
If you have a desire to reach fulfilment through the capacity of what money allows you to do, or you have a desire to serve a purpose through what you do, work is either a means to create something more or a means of creation in itself, i.e. provide for a family, amass wealth for investment, provide for your own future or it is to enrich your experiences throughout the day with work that has meaning to you.
Preferably the latter as you get to provide for family or your own finances and still feel great while doing it.
But even this does not go back far enough in realising what ones overriding purpose is. We have discussed evolution and growth already and see that it is part of all purpose, but the question is what is one moving towards. From a spiritual perspective I guess you could say reconnection with some divine essence of life. Some sort of universal intelligence.
As a being of matter that is distinct from the spiritual, most acknowledge that the only way for that to happen is to leave the matter behind and transcend to another realm, or something.
Many on the other hand realise that because the building blocks of every piece of matter is in fact energy, and movement is a constant component of all matter, that the flow of energy is the closest thing that we as matter come to the flow of some form of universal intelligence. Then if you really think about it you realise that your own body is actually just energy in motion. When this energy expresses itself by resonating or vibrating at different capacities to its surroundings it creates form, or matter. Individually creating incredible jigsaw puzzles with more than 3 dimensions. Dimensions of vibration in which layer upon layer all rely on each other to individually exist. Ha, matter relies on mater to exist, to create form. That matter is made of energy.
......Hold up that was getting way to deep.... Lets look at it in larger scale, as humans we exist together and we create new life through a Synergistic Energy Xchange. Considering this we see that as the most minute substance of our being is energy all interplaying with each other we see that all energy is in fact connected and constantly moving. Replacing, replicating, resonating with its surroundings. If i was to come across an individual who I found an incredible connection with, i would say "we just clicked and couldn't spend enough time in each others presence," why would that be. Could it have something to do with the components of who we are. The nature of the energy in which we are made. I tend to think it does. I tend to think that the more we give of ourselves to our environment the more that environment gives to us. The more we express our own vibration the more matter that vibrates at a similar level is drawn towards us. I guess that is why so many people say what you focus on you draw to yourself, the power of thoughts hey.
There is an underlying question of what tells that energy to form into or vibrate at a certain level. The answer is most likely that intelligence that was being referred to. A signal that exists beyond recordable devices that has an interconnectedness between all matter. Apparently science can record what is called the Bio field of a cell. Like a magnet projects a field, a cell projects its own. so what is the underlying signal in this field, for a magnet it is go away or come closer (on a side note i think people are the same) for the cell there is information that is present in the field. I wish i could scientifically lay this out for those who love facts. Or maybe it is a simple pull and push with all energy. Gravity and antigravity.
So if there is intelligence in that signal what purpose does that signal have. Makes me wonder if the purpose of the signal and the self is of the same design. As a hypothesis on purpose pretend with me for a second that our purpose is to evolve, grow and serve.
If your wondering the difference between growth and evolution, Growth is to become a greater expression of one thing. An orange does not grow up to become an apple, it grows to be a richer, brighter and tastier orange. Evolution is to form something different. The evolution of an entity is based on the requirement that is placed on it by its environment. As people we evolve from being an individual that needs (children) to one that takes care of its own needs above others (teenagers), to one that puts another person's needs over its own (parents). I include service because the moment that it clicks over in your brain that we are all the same energy and life force and all interconnected you can ask yourself why would i not help the evolution and growth of another person if that person is in fact linked to myself.
So if you can see how that all made sense than well done. my brain is fried but i think what it all comes down to is that
our purpose is to grow, evolve and serve. The process by which we do this varies amongst everyone and is not so important in realising the purpose behind it. To serve more, to grow more, to evolve our mind, body and soul. Ask yourself, "Is there more I could do to live in a state that evolves, grows and serves?"
Every day my answer is yes, and that is what i love about life, there is nothing else to do but serve, grow and evolve so there is no harm in being conscious about where you are evolving to. In fact the harm seems to be in not being conscious about it. hmmm how interesting to think about.