What is the purpose of life?

This is everyone’s million dollar question. I can tell you that we all have a different talent to offer the world. We all have different goals and desires. I was in my car yesterday and I thought about every single person I looked at. Each person has their own triumphs and failures, dilemmas for the day, family, friends, and careers. Each person has questions and needs answers. We are all in this life together. As I thought about this, I felt a huge overwhelming feeling about how complex life is on this Earth. As I ponder what life is about and the purpose of it, I try to break it down to what I have learned so far. Here is a little bit of what I have learned.

Limitations: WE LIMIT ourselves. We put this ceiling on ourselves based on the false reality of how we view ourselves. All of the situations we face everyday shape us into who we are. We either choose to really believe in ourselves or we don’t. If we choose to believe in ourselves, we need to stop setting expectations/ limitations and boxing ourselves into a category. We should allow ourselves to be creative and let these juices flow. Imagine what we can do if we allow ourselves to just be and do? Amazing things come from permission and freedom.

Life is not always fun: Life can be crappy. Let’s face it, not everything that will happen to us is fun. We can be the most positive person in the world and shit storms will happen. It’s life! How we choose to act during these bad times, is what shapes us. The situation is not what defines you. We can’t control others, so stop trying. We should focus on what we can control. We can control how we look at bad situations. We can choose to see only that negative side, or we can be objective and try to see the whole picture. When we choose to be open and see the whole picture, we will feel better. Find the good in a not so fun situation. The solution will present itself. In these situations, we learn who we really are and how strong we are.

EAT THE CAKE!: I mean this literally and figuratively.  I know I have spent more time and energy talking myself out of the joys in life for one reason or another.  You are worth it! Give yourself permission to indulge once in a while. These experiences and feelings of joy are appreciated so much more when you believe you are deserving and worthy. You are beautiful and worth so much more than any valuable object in this life. We are spiritual beings experiencing a human existence. Enjoy the journey!!!!!

GIVE!: Life in my opinion is so much more fun when you are giving and have a servant’s attitude. I don’t mean give and not receive. There are plenty of takers out there, so set your limits. The type of giving I am referring to is the kind where we don’t expect anything in return. If I give a gift to someone expecting a favor in return, I am not truly giving. In order to truly give, we have to give freely. We have to mean it from the depth of our soul. We have to give without the expectation of getting something in return. I remember for many years I would give with the expectation only I was privileged to know.  How did I even expect to feel good? I didn’t feel good. I was always disappointed. I had no clue why I felt the way I did. It took years of disappointment for me to finally realize I had to self-analyze. Maybe some of this comes with age and maturity, eventually, most of us realize this and analyze ourselves. The gift of giving is the gift to ourselves. I love helping others. I truly feel good helping. I never ask, what do I get out of this? I don’t ever think about that anymore. I see someone in need and I respond.

These are some of the things I have learned by going through this life. The purpose of life is different for everyone. There is no definite answer. You have to look at what your passions are, look at what you enjoy, and find the answer deep within you. We can go through this life as a giver or a taker. Truly what we put in we will get out. If you are feeling like you are coming up short, look at what you are putting into life. Focus on good  and positive things. Our souls thrive on hope not on doom. Find the good. See the rainbow!