Life’s A Purpose

 

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” ~Helen Keller

“Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.” ~Alan Cohen

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.”  ~Barbara Hall

“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.”  ~Jerry Gillies

“The end is not the reward; the path you take, the emotions that course through you as you grasp life – that is the reward.” ~Jamie Magee

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

from the Desk of MarDrag:

What is Life’s Purpose? That is such a big question for all of us, one that we spend our entire lives pondering. We have such questions and considerations. Is it something we are? Is it something we do? Is it something we find one day and live happily ever after? Is it something we never find and search for forever? Is it something “out there” or something “within”? This is a subject that masters, philosophers, geniuses and brilliant minds have discussed and debated for millenniums. And we mere folk have struggled to understand it too, in our own ways.

I, too, have contemplated this question for most of my life. I used to think that, if I could just find my life’s purpose, the reason I am here on this earth, then I would finally be happy, content. Meanwhile, as I was searching and contemplating….I lived a lot of life. I survived my childhood (LOL), I grew into an adult, chose my career, had a family, and watched them grow. I had some great successes, as well as some great failures. I made mistakes, and learned great lessons from them. I took care of others. I walked a spiritual path, studied and learned a great deal. Had some deep and earth shattering moments of revelation.

And still I asked….what is my purpose?

Not too long ago, I realized something that changed my perception. I realized that my life’s purpose….was to live my life. Exactly how I was living it, am living it, and will live it, until I am here no longer.

Every experience I had or will have, every movement, every choice or decision, every action or task, every thought and emotion ….is the purpose of my life. Everything I have done, thought or felt has led me to this moment…..and will continue to lead me where I am meant to go. It all counts, even when we think it is meaningless, difficult or painful. This doesn’t mean we do not strive for a good/better life, or to make a contribution, or do something meaningful with our lives. It means that….just in the act of striving…is our purpose. There is significance in everything we do. One day, our purpose may be just to get through a difficult day. Another day it may be to smile at someone, or perform a random act of kindness and make their day a better one. Another may be to create the next life changing invention. Or to write a best seller. Or do something to change the world. Or it could just be to be the best you at what you do that day, be it work, caretaking or even doing nothing at all. But to do it with all your might.

The thing is….each day we wake, we get to say, I have purpose today. We get to give our lives purpose, rather than ask what is that purpose. Purpose is not the destination, but the journey, and all we experience, feel and share while traveling. From this, we gather all the imagination and energy we need to walk our walk. Our threads that weave the larger picture of the tapestry of this universe are full of purpose in that, without our thread, weaving in exactly the way it winds through the tapestry, makes the picture it’s perfect self. It would not look the way it does, it would not be the gorgeous tapestry that it is….if not for our own threads, running through it, in their own way….on purpose.

“Be a lover of the world, it is the only way to survive in it.”  ~Janosch

“Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement.”  ~Welwyn Wilton Katz

Blessings!

Advertisements

Something For A Bad Day

 

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Co.

~ Sometimes it feels like the world is working against us, but we have the power to fly into it, face it, rise above it….and soar.

 

“Always know in your heart that you are far bigger than anything that can happen to you.” ~ Dan Zadra, Motivational Author

~ Put things into perspective, realize that things happen, but the scope of the power of will and the soul is far greater than anything else. Focus on your personal power, and it will be there for you.

 

“Discouragement is a negative emotion with more than one trick up its dark sleeve. It tricks you into mentally or emotionally dwelling in the very place you want to leave. Drop all such sorrow permanently by daring to see through this deception of the unconscious mind.

You have a destination far beyond where you find yourself standing today” ~ Guy Finley, Author and Speaker

~ Remember, there is a bigger picture than just the snapshot you are looking at today. This day, and its difficulties, do not define you as a whole person, or the whole of your life. Tomorrow, you will wake and have another chance to do it differently or make another choice. Trick the trickster of the deception Guy Finley speaks of and see through it, thereby taking all the power away from that negative emotion.

~from the desk of MarDrag:

We are all special and unique in our own way, and are an important thread in the tapestry of the universe. If you are having a bad day, remember how significant you are in that tapestry and how no one can fill the space your thread fills and weaves like you do. No matter what you are going through, or what anyone else says, you are essential to the greater picture and a beautiful thread that completes this gorgeous tapestry.

Blessings!

WELCOME!

Thank You for visiting this blog!

It was created for those who need a place to go to find inspiration for getting through the crazy and tough days so many are having in this difficult world.

Here, you will find information learned from study and living life, quotes to bring a smile or an aha moment, inspirational “words for the day”, and posts that will hopefully help you to have a better understanding of our minds, souls and hearts. And with a bit of luck soon, good conversations.

You will also find here a compassionate soul, a heart that is full of affection that wishes everyone the best life can give them, an ear that is ready to listen and a clever mind that shares its knowledge and thoughts with the hope that it may make a difference in some small way in your lives.

You will also find lots of Love and Hugs here.

So, if you need that, feel free to come as often as you like!

While I choose topics that are important to me, I also have a list that others have asked me to write about. So, if there is a topic you would like covered, please let me know in a reply. I read everything!

I hope you find this blog welcoming and a warm place to hang your hat for awhile.

Come on in….the door is open!

Blessings,

MarDrag