22-145 Purpose

Today’s Mandala

“Our prime purpose in this life
is to help others.
And if you can’t help them,
at least don’t hurt them.”

— Dalai Lama

“The purpose of human life
is to serve, and to show compassion
and the will to help others.”

— Albert Schweitzer

“As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light
in the darkness of mere being.”

— Carl Jung

Today’s MotD enlightens us with the sole (soul) concept of our purpose: to be of service to others. How we are of service is up to us (free will and all). The most beneficial way is to figure out what we are really good at doing and then find a way to do it (use it) to help others. Another way is to figure out what it is we truly love to do (and chances are it’s also what we are really good at) and then find a way to do it to help others.

Being of service is meant to be a task of joy, in this way everyone is upllifted. If being of service is a sacrifice or hardship, then that creates an imbalance. We may need to re-examine what it is we love to do or what it is we are really good at doing. Of course some of us may experience great joy by sacrificing in the service of others, in that case, by all means, continue.

Bottom line, we are encouraged to let go of the worry and angst created by wondering ”am I on the right path?” or ”what if I’ve missed my calling?” or ”how can I know I’m on my path?”. Know this, there is only one path, the path we’re currently traversing. If we feel the need to change that path, then change the direction of the path to a new heading. It’s really that simple.

“Everyone has a purpose in life
and a unique talent to give to others.
And when we blend this unique talent
with service to others,
we experience the ecstasy
and exultation of our spirit,
which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”

— Kallam Anji Reddy


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this:


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