A radical, yet widely accepted belief amongst those with a strong spiritual bent, is that life has no external or material purpose. Society has brainwashed us to believe that we need to achieve so-and-so, making us all scurry around in a never-ending cycle of ‘doing’, instead of being able to just enjoy life and be in the present.
Advice from the Masters – Quotes & Tip on No Purpose
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.
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.Fyodor Dostoyevsky
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to some place on the floor. It is to enjoy each step along the way.Wayne Dyer
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it.Greg Anderson
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.Matsuo Basho
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.Lyndon B Johnson
Other concepts on Life Purpose
We have large, ambitious and exotic dreams when we are young, but as the years go by we let go of these dreams and settle for a more normal, mundane and day-to-day existence. This is the unfortunate truth for the vast majority, but not for everyone – and it does not need to be your truth either.
We often get so caught up in doing, that we forget to check if what we are doing is really helping us proceed to our desired goals or destinations. While action is important, it is critical that the action is something that it taking you closer to (and not further away) from your desired goals. Are you on the right road?
To achieve true success, happiness and contentment it is vital that you follow your own calling, as compared to what your parents, family, colleagues, friends or society believes is the best for you. We each have unique skills and our own special calling, and no one but yourself can determine what is the best path for you. Walk your own path, not one laid down by someone else.