Everyone talks about having a clearly defined purpose, and I’m not sure of its’ necessity for leading a joyous, rewarding, and fulfilling life.
Isn’t the simple side of the purpose of life to give and receive love? Do we need to make it more complicated than that?
My sense is that fear (of vulnerability, of rejection, of loss, of uncertainty, of surrender, etc.) would have us believe there’s much more to consider as it keeps us from merely loving our neighbors as ourselves.
I believe it’s more important to live on purpose than it is to have a purpose.
By on purpose, I largely and simply mean knowing what your personal values (what you find essential: i.e., family, self-care, balance, etc.) are and intentionally living and loving them out each day as a reflection of your True Self.
If you feel there’s more, go look for it…just don’t forget to come back and love.
P.S. The hardest part of love is loving ourselves, and the search for purpose can be the perfect scapegoat.
"The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others." Albert Schweitzer