August 2, 2021 at 11:37 am #383953shaneParticipant
Hi guys, I have been wondering about this topic for a long time I tried to ask online and never got an answer. Please help me figure out my situation
The end of 2020 I lost everything I was a homeless. During that time I realized my life’s purpose. I realized is my purpose is to speak about things that happened to me and I struggled with and try to educate new generations about them.
All of the sudden I had to move to this city. I only spent five months. When I moved there I was confused like why am I there. I relocated for a job, things did not work out and I had to leave again. When I was there I met a person who is related to my life’s purpose topic. It made me wonder. I told this person that I am leaving and he insisted to stay in touch he just said he wants to make sure that I am okay.
I spent days along reflecting on my life and I realized that I always end up moving or be in a certain place or even a specific online group just to keep meeting people related to my purpose.
Now I am unemployed having a hard time to know which city to go to. But I kinda feel weird when I looked back at my life its like everything was related to my purpose all the pain, struggle instability are related to my purpose. To meet people who are related to it.
I just find it odd why this keeps happening? will my life just be around my purpose? I mean I have good intention to work on my purpose as soon as I get back on my feet so why the universe keeps tearing me apart with this unstable life moving, losing, finically struggling. Like why the universe is not rewarding me for my intentions? I do not know why life is weird. please help me understand whats going onAugust 2, 2021 at 11:48 am #383955anitaParticipant
“why the universe keeps tearing me apart with this unstable life moving, losing, finically struggling. Like why the universe is not rewarding me for my intentions?”-
I would like to try and answer your question, best I can. But before I do, I need to know your definition of “the universe”- what is it (as simply and clearly as you define it in your own words)?
anitaAugust 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm #383959shaneParticipant
When I say the universe I am referring to a non religious higher power.August 2, 2021 at 12:12 pm #383960PeterParticipant
I like Campbell response to the question of meaning and purpose. He suggested that there is no point in asking the question when YOU are the answer.
Life does not give you meaning, it does not assign you a specific task where only that one task can be experienced as being meaning and purpose. Nor will life ‘reward’ you was easy painless life experience after such a moment of purpose is experienced though life may reframe your definition of reward. It is Being YOU that gives meaning to Life. All of your thoughts, all your feelings, all your experiences are are purpose.
August 2, 2021 at 12:14 pm #383961TeaKParticipant
- This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Peter.
you feel your purpose is “to speak about things that happened to me and I struggled with and try to educate new generations about them.”
For that purpose, you feel you need to travel from city to city? Is that why you keep moving?August 2, 2021 at 12:39 pm #383965anitaParticipant
I personally do not believe in a higher power, religious or not. That is, I don’t believe that there is an entity that has in mind individual people’s purposes in life, taking notes of what people do in their individual lives, showing them signs and guiding them, etc. But other members believe in such an entity. Therefore, I hope you have a positive experience communicating with other members on the topic of the universe as a higher power.