Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Life on Purpose.

   What sets the greatest members of humanity apart from the rest of the race?  I'm talking about the Mother Theresa's, Ganhdi's, the Dalai Lama's etc.  In my humble opinion, it is when someone moves beyond an egocentric perspective.  When they "see" life as something much greater than themselves and live their life in such a manner as to "be" for others.

   In the Christian world, many will say that the greatest feat of Christ was that he died for us.  I would disagree.  Dying for others is not nearly so hard as what he really did.  As you read the works on his life and you see events through the eyes of those who followed him and loved him you begin to understand that he lived his life for us!  It takes a lot more commitment to live the whole or the majority of ones life for others than to die for others.

   Another way to look at it is to consider what it is like to "get out of your head and into your heart" or to let of of the belief that you are the thinker and realize the thinker is not without you.  To life beyond yourself, non-egoic living is to evolve beyond the belief that it is all about you.  As Mark Twain said it so well "Stop going around telling the world that it owes you a living. It owes you nothing. It was here first."  The man we call Buddha said that enlightenment was the end of suffering.  Suffering is a state of the mind, it exists only because of the mind.  Pain is real, suffering is only in your head. 

  When do we as a people, stop trying to make others right or wrong?  Does being right or wrong justify or nullify anyone's existance?  Their perspective?  Their right to be here?  They are here and Creation/God saw the value in their life, we as mere children of creation have no power or right to declare a life justified or unjustified.  All life, God, Creation or whatever title you chose (for our thoughts and opinions cannot define such things) ask of us is that we live and fulfill whatever purpose we are created for.  

   My suggestion is to stop wasting time on things that do not matter and focus on finding and fulfilling our purpose.  

   As far as I have been able to determine, mine is to create real enduring value for others and humanity. Hopefully by helping others broaden the horizons of their current perspective.  What is yours?  What are you doing about it?  How can you make the shift from egoic living to non-egoic living? 

   Do you wish to come to end of your life and still have "your music trapped within you."?

   Peace and Purpose be unto you.  May you find the path to something greater than yourself.

Billy B



  1. I actually find a great deal of self-worth in writing. I feel like I'm living the dream just to be part of the online writing community, I also like to think I'm helping others reach their dreams and find their goals.

    Of course religion is part of the happiness in my life as well, and family. Writing is just the cherry on top of the ice cream :)

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  3. That is great! Finding purpose is sometimes more like having purpose find us. I am glad that you have found purpose in your writing. Yes, the online writing community is wonderful!