What is the purpose in life? This is a question I've asked myself many times. A question I have spent many meditations upon, many miles in hikes, trail rides and in the round pen. What is the purpose of life? Is it simple biology, the animalistic desire to reproduce at any cost? If so, why the need for a consciousness at all, if the only purpose is to reproduce? Because that isn't our purpose, to simply focus on the primal reproductive aspects of life. Or could it be the success associated with mastering a sport or a career, filling our banks with abundance and our lives with material desires. The purpose of life is much more complicated and simple, at the same time.
We are often disappointed to find that the purpose of life isn't success with our careers or our life path. The purpose of life isn't even to find a specific soul mate or twin flame. The purpose of life is to live in alignment with love. Through my life, I have followed my passions to a T, molding my passions into businesses and living my dream job. From horse trainer, to photographer, fiber splicer to minister, meditation teacher to tech support, all brought their own forms of abundance and grace into my life, but none brought love. They may have introduced me to things that I found love for, but they didn't bring me love.
In fact all of those things, actually came at great sacrifice. Sacrifice of my boundaries and selling of my time to others in exchange for money. Time that I will never get back, with experience that isn't validated in modern era. Doubt me? Ask about how my years as a fiber splicer weren't recognized in the liberal state of Minnesota after I moved there in 2018.
Society is created to convince us the purpose of life is to have a family, participate in trade, and participate in tax. The same people trying to convince you to have a family, are the same people who get to tax that child for approximately 70 years, the more kids you have? GREAT! Keep fulfilling that purpose (programmed into you), keep trying to fill the void inside with a child. "Somethings missing". Yeah, your soul, go find that and stop using children or your job/title as a tool to justify your existence, and instead use them as a physical manifestation of love. Use these things as tools to show love, forgiveness and mercy to as you lead by example, and teach how to see through these illusions and lies created to keep us from walking in alignment with the truth through self reflection.
Love is the purpose of life. From the most heinous of lives, spent at the mercy of our oppressors, to the simplest of privileges' being born into ideal circumstances; love is the purpose of existence. To love ourselves enough to honor our boundaries, to honor our passions and our past. To love our brothers and sisters as if they were an extension of our own self, sharing with them without expectation of return. Sharing simply to share. Without expectations or conditions, just the selfless service to others by living and interacting with all of Creation in love.
To love ourselves enough to hold ourselves accountable, to hold ourselves within discipline and prayers, to see ourselves as worthy of forgiveness, not because of who we were in the past, but because of our actions after we have messed up. Our reaction to the event has more impact on us than the mistake ever will. Because it is in these mistakes where we find healing, and love. In these mistakes we inspire others to also get back up again, to find love again. To search for the light in all of Creation. To learn how to see the light in it's full glory, to love Creation in its entirety, good and bad.
The purpose of life, is to experience love. Once you find this, you will find your authentic purpose, for love that is pure, will always walk in alignment with truth, and truth will always expose the authentic.
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.