Living a Life With a Purpose

In this busy world of the 21st century we find men and women hurrying from place to place like ants on a summer morning. They scurry about from home to work and back again, stopping to shop and picking up or dropping off their children at school or soccer practice … Their day starts early and ends late, and then it starts all over again.

What is the meaning of their hurried lives and continuous routines?

Fortune hunters search the world for the legendary lost treasures in the ocean or in the deserts or in buried cities of past civilizations. They search for treasures of gold, silver, and antiquities, that will satisfy their need for the answer to their deepest questions about life,(money). They may search a life time and find just enough to inspire them on to find more of these buried treasures.

Will either of these two types of life styles find the purpose for life or find the meaning of life? If we would ask most people in this nation this simple but thought provoking question; I wonder how many have found the answer?

What Is The Meaning Of Life?

The minute an infant is born parents have wondered and pondered about their sons or daughters lives. Will they be athletes, great teachers, or maybe even millionaires, some might see them as movie stars or doctors but I know for sure those thoughts go through a parents mind.

Do we ever ask ourselves these questions in our moments of failures? Why am I here? Why can’t I be successful like others I know? What is the purpose of my life, or what is the meaning of life?

Is life just work to become wealthy and happiness is measured by financial wealth? Do we have a purpose?

The treasures of life are not the riches and wealth of the world. Man without a purpose (meaning) is like a ship without a rudder. When we know our purpose we find the way to happiness and the meaning to life.

The answers are constantly around us but we become so entangled with our life’s treasure hunts we forget what we are hunting for and pass by the answers to life’s deepest treasures. We are like a circus ring, around and around we go and where we stop is where we started to go.

Life isn’t a treasure hunt for riches nor is it a beauty salon or a face lift for people to improve their physical looks to be more acceptable; for what or for whom? Life is a gift and it must be treasured, life is our opportunity…

Where To Find Answers

How difficult and how much time does it take to find the answer and where does one begin the search?

The light of life comes for truth which is pure intelligence. If a person searches all of their life and finds truth because of their efforts then this person has found the meaning of life. Truth is the greatest prize man can obtain. After a person finds truth they must live that truth and experiment with it to obtain knowledge.

Truth contains the necessary information that can lead a person to a happy and joyful life.

Truth is light and knowledge that each person should search and find in life. We are here on earth for just a fleeting moment and those who live a bright life and seek truth learn that truth leads to divine love; and when we obtain the light of life we then desire to help others; but if we ignore truth we then lose our light (intelligence) and then we seek after the pleasures of life.

Life is a school and if we study and understand we discover we are not alone in this life. Truth is our goal and the more truth we obtain the brighter we become.

What we must seek for is truth, and when we find it our light (intelligence) begins to shine brighter. It is then we must use our light to help others with love, charity and empathy to our family, neighbors and friends.

Life, The Eternal Experience

Life is an eternal experience and if we could just understand, with our physical life we endure, and is a small part of eternity, because we are Eternal beings. When we learn and gain knowledge, this is what we take with us into our next phase of existence.

Know the truth and truth will set you free

If we fritter away our opportunities in this life we take with us our regrets for not doing more and trying harder to obtain the meaning of life. We are surrounded with truth, just open your eyes and understand when it is presented or revealed..

Know the truth and the truth will set you free.

Robert D. Ashford
Robert D. Ashford was a Marine during the cold war and is now retired, after 50 years of construction management. He is a keen genealogist and loves humor. He watches the political horizons and likes to write commentary on what's next.