This is my first time in any
forum because I just found most of them to be a little dry (in humor and intelligence
); but when I heard that Steve was starting one, well, I just had to be a part! I want to meet you all!
And I have to admit, I jumped in here because you all are talking about Purpose and that is an area in my life that I have been trying to grasp. So, I was glad to hear that I'm not alone in my frustration with discovering a Purpose.
But I think that is where we are all misled. It's not something we have to 'discover'. We already know what it is, or I should say, our inner conscienceness already knows what it is; but we have to quiet our mind (ego) to hear it!
Eckart Tolle talks about the Purpose in all of us in his book, A New Earth
. (Great Read! Highly recommended!) He says that people going through the early stages of the awakening process (that's me, and you) are no longer certain what their outer purpose is. "What drives the world no longer drives them [us]." Once we have discovered the inner purpose, then it won't matter what the outer purpose is because it will be in line with Being. (He says it much more eloquently!) I wish I could give you all pointers on how to Be, but I'm still working on that. Start with breathing, and being aware of your breaths.
Go to school, make money, help others--these purposes are great, but to those of us 'waking up', it just doesn't cut it anymore. We know there is more. That's part of the reason why we are here at this forum--to exchange ideas, develop awareness, teach others. We know we are more
I'm excited about these forums! I feel like we are almost to the point in evolution where something BIG is going to happen! You know, kind of like when the first fish used his flipper to move on the land!
I look forward to exploring this topic more with you all in the days to come!