I’ve had several experiences recently that has caused me to ask some very important questions. The first catalyst: someone questioned my intentions—or at least not did understand what mine are. Secondly, I started to read a book called Man’s Search for Meaning. Lastly, today a friend of mine passed away, which kind-of makes you really think about what and who is important in your life.
I’ve had these feelings in my head—occupying and motivating my actions for many years now. Though, I never dared to write them out or consciously make sense of them. I’ve never formed questions or my philosophical standpoint. So the following questions I would like to address:
- Where do I find meaning in life?
- What is my life’s purpose?
- What are my intentions?
For myself at least, where I find meaning in life defines what my life’s purpose is. My intentions are how I manifest this purpose and meaning (I think this list will grow as I think about this more).
- I intend to love and accept my whole self and to remain constant and true to who I really am.
- It is my intention to find balance between my spiritual, emotional, and intellectual beings and with those around me.
- It is my intention to do the best for myself, but not at the exclusion of others.
- I intend to treat others with love, care, and acceptance, and compassion as well as to be gentle with others as well as myself.
My purpose in life is to offer compassion, acceptance, love, and kindness to those in my life. Though my connections with others and the world around me, I find meaning and purpose.
One single word
To manifest love in my actions, words, thoughts, and feelings
To help others love themselves, as much as love them
The greatest gift I can give is to see others fully and to be present with them
To encourage and foster a sense of belonging
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