What are my words for the purpose of life?
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March 30, 2001
Ultimately there really does seem to be a purpose to life. We each
may use different words, which match our own unique background,
personality, culture, and religion.
Here's one of the ways of saying it, from the Introduction to Sacred
"Life's purpose is to know the distinction between what is outside
and fleeting, and what is inside and eternal, and to discover through
practice and experience the infinite value of one to the other. Once
this distinction is realized life takes on a joyful meaning and the
fear of death evaporates."
SOME QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
1. What is MY understanding of the purpose of life? What are MY words
2. What "practice" am I willing to do so that I may "experience" that
In loving service,