What Is The Purpose Of Living?
Do you know how to live life happily, to live YOUR life joyfully? We are all on this journey together. Each of us follows his or her own path. I hear an excellent way of expressing this, your job along the River of Life. It is a beautiful metaphor or comparison between human life and rivers.
The River Of Life, Are You Paddling Upstream?
Man’s life is like a river flowing continuously. Our experiences are like the turns and depths, constantly altering, never really apparent until they happen.
I have watched people in kayaks or canoes floating peacefully along a calm river as if they have learned how to live life happily. I have also witnessed people paddling frantically, trying to go upstream against the current. I have witnessed individuals topple over and get wet because they were out of sync or off-balanced. I have also seen people drifting along a peaceful river and unsuspectedly and with incredible surprise, come across some rapids filled with obstacles. Some have made it through. Some were not so lucky and had issues crashing upon the rocks.
All of these can be a simile for your life. In your life, you can go through things on your path that you may not have been ready for, like illness or accident.
Inspirational Quotes On Life
I have included a few wonderful quotes from some very wise people to help you along your journey:
Sydney Harris …“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”
Erma Bombeck...“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”
As we travel from the beginning to the end of our journey along the River of Life, we mostly flow along and just enjoy the scenery. Occasionally we may stop to spend a little more time in any given area. Sometimes we try our best to rush through a specific area because fear or an uncomfortable feeling has arisen within us. Why do bad things happen to good people? In turn, why do good things happen to people that just don’t seem to deserve them? You may even feel that life has no purpose. Regardless, the journey never stops until we are done. We do, however, hold on to some experiences more than others.
More Cute Life Quotes:
Dennis P. Kimbro…”Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”
Zig Ziglar …“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”
Are you holding on to some aspect of your life? Kicking and screaming to hold fast to wonderful memories of events. Or are you just flowing along and allowing life to be exactly what it wants to be? We all have good times and times that are a bit more of a challenge. The issue is not that we may have negative experiences in our lives, but the point is what we do with them. Do we allow an unhappy experience of negative emotions to cling to our souls, anchoring us down to the bottom of our River of life, or do we release it and continue our flow?
An old Chinese proverb states, “May you live in interesting times,” Depending on how you look at it it can be a blessing or sensed as a curse. Basically, I would like to express that we all not only live in interesting times, but we live interesting lives. Our lives are filled with many, many experiences that altogether make up who we are. They are the building blocks of our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual nature. We are the equivalent of “life sponges” absorbing everything that happens to us, around us, to us, and even in us. You could say that as individuals, we are the explorers of our own river of life.
What Is Purpose?
Many of us look for something special in life. Something unique to us that we can call our purpose, our Raison D’etre. So what is my purpose in life, you may ask? Remember! Regardless of what you feel your life purpose may be, it is not really necessarily about discovering your purpose or the physical experiences or even the mental or emotional ones that the journey is really about. We are all unique, as I stated before; however, we are all similar in one way. We are all spiritual beings having a physical experience called life.
How To Live Life Happily
As Spirit, we are not bound by time or space. We can go and do anything we choose. The issue is that most of us have forgotten just how powerful we are. As Spirit, we are creators of our world, our life, and all our experiences.
It is about the spiritual nature of life that we must expand upon. When we do this, our lives become a pleasure cruise, mostly. You create your reality. Yes, you! And the benefits of learning how to live life happily are enormous.
The Last Of The Purpose Of Life Quotes:
Will Rogers…“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
William James…“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
You are in charge of your life, your river of life. You control the flow and how you move along it. That’s not to say that you will always create the most pleasant of circumstances. Everything that you are experiencing is just that, an experience for your spirit to take in and live through you. Yes, live your life to the fullest, but just remember what the “fullest living” really means. You chose it all.
Sometimes just the happiness in pursuit of discovering your purpose can be all that one needs. Is it time to learn how to live life happily and at peace with all?
In this podcast, you will learn:
- What is meant by the river of life?
- What is my life purpose?
- What is the purpose of living?
Join us on this episode of Unlocking Your Truth, How To Live Life Happily Along The River Of Life, and learn how to enjoy the ebb and flow of your life.
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