Do all of us have a purpose?

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Do all of us have a purpose?


Matthew Ricard say yes, our purpose is to be happy.


“Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things”.


This means chasing pleasure is the wrong fork in the road.


Happiness is connected to having an enormous feeling of gratitude, to a life of giving without regard for rewards.

 

Happiness is also having desire, greed, jealousy, anger, anxiety and suffering held in perspective.

 

We must be able to leave our losses, our unworthy thoughts and judgments behind.

 

Happiness exists in one time frame, the present moment.


Without purpose depression, unworthiness, boredom and suffering enter our lives.

 

Purpose brings us back to current awareness.

 

The mind works best, going slow, focused on the current task or empty of thought and focused on the senses.
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