An Inner Purpose

As soon as you rise above mere survival, the question of meaning and purpose becomes of paramount importance in your life. Many people feel caught up in the routines of daily living that seem to deprive their life of significance. Some believe life is passing them by or has passed them by already. Others feel severely restricted by the demands of their job and supporting a family or by their financial or living situation. Some are consumed by acute stress, others by acute boredom. Some are lost in frantic doing, others are lost in stagnation. Many people long for the freedom and expansion that prosperity promises. Others already enjoy the relative freedom that comes with prosperity and discover that even that is not enough to endow their lives with meaning.

There is no substitute for finding ones true purpose. But the true and primary purpose of ones life cannot be found on the outer level. It does not concern what you do, but what you are — that is to say, your state of consciousness. Your inner purpose is to awaken, it is as simple as that!

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14 comments

  1. bw · September 18, 2007

    Very well said brother and what a nice shot of dawn that speaks about awakening to complement it πŸ™‚

  2. sardonicnell · September 18, 2007

    thank you very much, bw! glad you like it and thanks for the kind words. im so fond of sunsets and sunrise. this one was taken at about 5-6 in the morning at this orchard. the colors of the sky was fantastic, wouldn’t want to missed it!

  3. thess · September 18, 2007

    I must agree with bw well captured image for a well written entry.

    Nell, have you read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick warren? This might inspire you too πŸ˜‰

  4. cheh · September 18, 2007

    I totally agree with you!another inner purpose in life probably is to keep our sanity intact.Haay with all the nuisances we are dealing with,mukhang mahirap magpapakabait at mananahimik,lol

    Sorry to hear about your car & bro. ay isa pa yun!lol surely he has learned his lesson.Sya na Wa!:D

    Awesome shot nell! keep it up!

    Have a nice week ahead! Ingat

  5. sardonicnell · September 18, 2007

    thanks for the kind compliment, sister thess! im glad you like my entry. i haven’t read ‘purpose driven life’ yet, may i look it up nga on amazon and get it. thanks again sis, love yah =)

  6. sardonicnell · September 18, 2007

    thank you, che! really appreciate the kind words. it’s really hard to keep ourself good and sane these days. dami kasing negative energies around us eh. but i guess the fact that we try our best is a good sign, dba? specially for me who’s opinionated, it’s hard yata keeping things inside. hehehe!

    bro is doing fine, che. im hoping he’s learned his lesson well. thanks again and God bless =)

  7. eric aka senor enrique · September 20, 2007

    Spiritual awakening! Thanks for sharing with us some deep thoughts πŸ™‚

  8. sardonicnell · September 20, 2007

    you’re welcome, eric. i hope you liked it!

    sometimes kasi we get caught up with wordly stuff and tend to forget what is important. dba? so this entry is sort of a reminder for me, parang reality check; whenever i get confused. thanks so much for the visit, God bless =)

  9. cee cee · September 20, 2007

    anong drama mo sister? kidding lang hah, peace!

  10. sardonicnell · September 20, 2007

    hoy cee cee, matuto ka bruha! di puro kalalakihan ang inaatupag mo. hahaha! magkaroon ka naman mission sa buhay, wag puro boys. hmmmm, aminin?

  11. Meeya · September 20, 2007

    ang ganda naman nun nell. you’re right, money can’t buy happiness. true happiness can be found inside us – especially once we find the one thing that we are meant in life to do. πŸ™‚

  12. sardonicnell · September 20, 2007

    glad you liked it, meeya. sabi nga nila, what is essential is invisible to the eye. but can only be felt by the heart. bongga dba? lumabas na naman ang pagka-senti ko. hahahah =)

  13. dodong flores · December 11, 2007

    Nice write up, very touching… Complemented with a very nice photo, too!

  14. sardonicnell · December 11, 2007

    thanks so much, dodong! thanks for visiting my blog and your kind compliment. God bless πŸ˜€

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