Choosing our Purpose


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Life seems easier when we have a purpose, a direction.


I lost sight of my purpose when PTSD exploded. Purpose was replaced with survival, a desire to withstand my suffering.


To have a chance at happiness (wellbeing), doubt, worry, fear, anxiety, depression, etc. can not dominant our existence.

 

Next our purpose decides direction. If our purpose is to be wealthy and powerful, happiness may not be attainable.

 

Acceptance, giving and gratitude seem to be in the midst of wellbeing.

 

How could Mother Teresa’s life been that rewarding?

 

It looks like total sacrifice for the throw aways of society.


She lacks the pleasures we Americans think make us happy. She surrounds herself with lepers in need. Looks like back-breaking service without financial reward or power.

 

How could a life surrounded by disease, suffering and death been so rewarding.

 

If I were to guess, I would say she is happier than me or you.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lotus Lady MN on April 8, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Mother Theresa = absolute happiness
    Most Americans = relative happiness

  2. Most Americans or I would venture to say most people do not understand happiness.

    We sure think of ourselves as highly educated with great colleges but we spend no time on happiness.

    What is happiness and how do we live a happy life?

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