Our Life Purpose!

Our Life Purpose!

Fundamentally, "Our" life purpose is to fully surrender to the eternally present and unfiltered flow of life, right here and now. Then, every action taken is rooted in, and is an expression of undivided presence; rather than a means to some highly personalized and contrived future outcome or end.

1) What do I mean by the above statement? How can you apply this quote to your life?

2) How does this statement about Our Life Purpose!  change the very way that you engage in life?

(Please sit with this for a while. Surrender to the energy evoked by the statement and resist looking for the answers. Please do not post a theoretical spiritual response)

How does this quote apply to your every
day living experience? Please resist the urge to entertain theories
about this quote – what is the direct experience of what I am inviting
you to explore!



10 Responses to “Our Life Purpose!”

  1. on 29 Dec 2017 at 2:03 pm Diane

    I Hear you Missy on how there is no controlling life. It passes through. For example. I had been hoping to see a coyote in my yard for weeks now , but snow birds are back in the community and many are walking throughout keeping the wild life away. And today to my surprise while driving up North on Magee Rd there were no cars at all and all of a sudden a Coyote walked across the street right in front of me. Such joy at seeing it. It happened when I least expected it and wasn’t looking for it. I love these kinds of surprises !

  2. on 29 Dec 2017 at 6:01 am missy

    I had so many occurrences yesterday that just showed me how life flows through us and there is no controlling it. I’m becoming more aware of noticing smaller ‘coincidences’. Like at work I arranged a small set of gift cards and specifically put a snowflake in the front and minutes later a man walks in specifically and directly going to them and saying ‘Oh good you have the snowflake in, you were out last week so I went somewhere else’. And talking with a friend at lunch before work who told me about her PT, how good she is , the Mom of our local ski Olympian and in she walks to shop later, I could feel a different connection and she looked at me like she did too. An unsaid energy of the perfect flow of life when it’s freedom is there. I love it! Namaste. Missy

  3. on 22 Dec 2017 at 12:46 pm Mary Ann

    Nausea has been a coming and going event of the past few weeks. This morning sitting in stillness with my Christmas tree friend all lit up, there was a noticing the distraction of the tree having been "birthed" and the perception of "death". In actuality, tree seems to be as grateful for me as i am for it, pure presence and mutual interdependence, (no birth no death), continuous. There were thoughts this morning passing through, one about the "C" word now being, "can". As the temptation to dwell in the distraction of, queasy, try to fix or understand surfaced, I saw Gurumayi's eyes. Humbly asking for her assistance to see the truth, I saw myself with feet spread wide apart trying to balance having been caught in illusion and distraction…immediately, feeling better, rooted in presence.

  4. on 13 Dec 2017 at 10:45 am Betty

    My experience of this is: If “I” “gain the world” and am not in awareness of presence none of it is meaningful except in a fleeting and illusionary way. It all is subject to fear of loss and change. To base “my” peace or happiness on some future outcome is absurd. We only ever have now. Even in adversity, life lived in presence is a life free of suffering. It is ok to look for meaning in friendships, occupations, etc. That is the human experience. But the human experience without the awareness of presence is hell. Although the human may perceive themselves as separate they are never not one with everything and everyone. To fully surrender to presence allows us to stop the futile attempt to control life and puts presence in the driver’s seat allowing the human, as the vehicle, to view the unfiltered the scenery along the way.

  5. on 12 Dec 2017 at 5:29 am Diane

    Keshav, I love your post. While the feeling of separation from the moment is uncomfortable it does serve me, when noticed, to just stop. Doesn’t that make it a part of what is present? I love the opportunities to bust myself. It is quite humorous..

  6. on 11 Dec 2017 at 7:32 am ceejaypea

    I watched a TV show this weekend which discussed resistance, which most find uncomfortable, as the counter-intuitive impetus for enlightenment! I love it when ‘flow is in the air’. Namaste.

  7. on 10 Dec 2017 at 5:24 pm Keshav Howe

    I've noticed that whenever attention strays to some future outcome, the integrity of the moment suffers. Such a divide in attention does not feel very loving, nor kind. It's both confusing and painful to pursue a personalized, and relatively unconscious relationship with life. And, yet, it is that very heavy feeling of separation or lack, that is the impetus to relax and ease into the ever-present lightness of being that accompanies the absolute nature of Self. 

  8. on 08 Dec 2017 at 8:15 am sasanijjs

    I often find mind grasping towards a purpose in the attempt to fill what is thought to be lacking. If the moment can be described with a purpose, mind becomes temporarily appeased. I often catch mind creating purposes in moments of suffering in order to explain what I am going through. “Maybe I am suffering to fulfill my spiritual purpose.” Instead if relaxing in the moment, mind searches for a future outcome which is always in the state of being separate. When I fully relax around a moment there is an immediate understanding that we are already whole.

  9. on 08 Dec 2017 at 7:08 am ceejaypea

    My understanding has been that "purpose" is service which is joy. As all awaken to living from presence and abandoning the perspective of separation it makes sense that surrender to a purer, perhaps complete acceptance, would naturally develop a deeper sense of loving kindness and compassion. Imagine a world guided by right action . . . Talk about joy! Namaste.

  10. on 08 Dec 2017 at 4:26 am Diane

    I have often struggled with wondering what my life’s purpose is/was. I thought there was some thing very special I was meant to do. Wondering what that was did help me in deciding what studies to pursue career wise. So for practical purposes it serves a purpose by helping me find my passion. With regard to “Our” life purpose, fully surrendering to the unfiltered flow of life right here and now is how I see myself fulfilling that passion. It is only in that surrender that the purpose of life can be revealed and fulfilled.

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