the purpose of life


“The purpose of life is to live, learn, and love.”
― Christine Rice

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
― Robert Bryne

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
― Robert F. Kennedy

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”
― Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Brothers Karamazov

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“The best way to insure you achieve the greatest satisfaction out of life is to behave intentionally.”
― Deborah DayBE HAPPY NOW!

‘It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dream of meeting your heart’s longing’  – Oriah

‘We are the creators of our own experience – remembering this and living our lives from this perspective, empowers us’ – Mike Robbins

‘You can’t just sit there and wait for someone to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.’ – Diana Ross




The purpose of my own life is still unclear.  Of the quotes above, the last three resonate deeply within me

– what do I ache for? I know the answer to that, but I can’t say, even on my blog 🙂

– am I the creator of my own experience? Yes, but why can I do nothing to change things?

– am I doing something about reaching for my dream? No, I’m bloody well not. And until I do, everything stays the same.

It’s all up to me.

‘Waking is up to me’ – Pema Chodron.




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