My whole existence is predicated on the meaning of life … Yet when I think about it, that is something that I don’t fully understand. Therefore, is my life not completely understood or is it ever evolving?
When I think back to my younger days, I was always seeking understanding, especially, from those that I loved and cared for, however, because I did not fully understand my self, how could I expect any one else to understand me? This is a mistake that many of us make on a regular basis. Many people think they understand their selves and their purpose but whom among us really has put the time into what it takes understand our selves?
I once had a student that on our first meeting articulated clearly what she thought her path was about, but the more she spoke it became painfully clear that she did not have a clue as to what her purpose was despite how eloquently she elucidated her points. This fact bore out over the years that we have know each other since.
Knowledge of self is the most important thing we can have, but, Western Society has put so much emphasis on external things, bling bling, cars, clothes, cash none of these things, no matter how much is amassed, can bring fulfillment. While it is true that no one can tell us what our purpose in life is there are things that demonstrate that we are on the Red Road, the Path, the Way, walking the Tao.
No one every came into the world to be the best baseball player in the world, the highest paid model or the best basketball player, we come to the Earth for one purpose and that is to develop our spiritual selves. We all have different paths through which this is accomplished but ultimately our goal is the same to realize our true selves, for some people this life is about enjoying the fruits of past work, for others it is to right wrongs, others come to experience the cruelty and malice that they have dealt out for lifetime after lifetime. What ever our path is it leads us down a road of self discovery. Anything else is most assuredly ego.