Category Archives: life purpose

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posticon Are You Hiding Your Light?

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I am the light of the world ~ A Course in Miracles

Many of us grew up believing we did not have much to contribute to the world or our fellow humans. I certainly believed that. How about you?

If you grew up Catholic, as I did, your sense of self-worth was pretty miserable. The admission “I am not worthy” was enshrined as part of the ceremonial liturgy.

It took me many years to get beyond that nonsense. Some never get that far.Read more

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posticon Does Your Life Have Purpose?

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My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right? ~ Charles Schulz, “Peanuts” cartoonist

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My spirit guides and I often get questions about life’s purpose. Many folks feel life, especially in our seemingly chaotic world, has no purpose. Worse, they feel totally useless, like a rudderless ship at sea. They’re drifting aimlessly and sadly from one day to the next, from one moment to the next.Read more

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posticon What Masks Are You Wearing?

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The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party when the masks are dropped. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher

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Years ago a good friend asked me, “What masks are you wearing?” A bit startled by her question, I replied, “I’m not wearing any masks.” “Yes, you are,” she said.

In the years since that day, I’ve come to realize she was absolutely right. We’re all wearing masks. We’ve become experts at disguising our true identities.

It’s even reached the point where many of us believe we ARE our masks.Read more

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posticon Are You Living In the Shadows or In the Real World?

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A shadow can only convince you of its reality for so long before you see it for what it really is. When it no longer moves according to the laws you know…then you will look to what is casting that shadow, and when you see this source you will release it altogether by turning on the light. ~ The Art of Spiritual Peacemaking by James F. Twyman

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We’ve all experienced the shadows, the darkness of life on our planet. For many people, that has become a near-constant way of life.Read more

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posticon Reaching Beyond Belief and Faith

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If we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line to our own, we become more polarized, more set in our own ways. It will only reinforce and deepen the political divides in our country. But if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and beliefs, perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from. ~ Barack Obama

 

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Many folks I’ve spoken with lately say they’re delighted 2016 is over.Read more