What is purpose?
According to some, purpose is required in order to live a decent life, a good life, with direction and meaning .Some people believe God assigns “purposes” to people and that it is their “destiny” to fulfill them. Some believe “purpose” is not given, but chosen.
What is destiny?
Destiny refers to a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether an individual or a world. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to the universe.
Would you say “destiny” is “purpose”? I wonder. Is there some important purpose we have here? Are we missing it? Is the light of destiny, part of the greater flame of Life. Which originated first? Life or Destiny?
Destiny is just destination. How you get there is up to you, and you probably just forgot deciding where you wanted to go.
(((michael))) very clever my friend… i do not think I ever knew where I wanted to go
Life originated first definitely. Purpose is what we are supposed to achieve and destiny is the path to get there. But some believe that path is predefined whereas some that we make the path ourselves with the choices we make in our life. And with the choices the paths fork and the purpose too. If we listen to our hearts and do what is right we will achieve the purpose we were born for else we may get lost and reach where we werent supposed to be.
(((Reema))) Welcome! You speak such powerful thoughts… indeed I seem to have some of the same beliefs… you light shines through our words… thank you for sharing them here…
Life or Destiny? We are destined to live yet without Life, there is no Destiny. Life, Purpose and Destiny…
In Life, we have our purpose. We live whether knowing or not what our purpose is. In Purpose we follow the part given. A fragment of a whole we are. In Destiny we follow the charted map, wherever it leads us, to what we are destined for. Should we go astray, then Fate has intervened.
Life, Purpose and Destiny…with little Fate lurking in the corners.
(((Glaize))) loved the direction here! You are a wise one… I only wonder at times when I read your words, how indeed you were awaken so young… blessings to you my friend… for I feel fate is not in your shadows, you shall live your destiny and purpose to the end… thank you my dear one… you are a blessing in my world
If we live a purpose driven life that matches our destiny then perhaps we will not have as much inner turmoil. When our purpose is in contrast to that which we are destined, we wil not feel whole – but somehow incomplete. Few have lived constantly on purpose; I know I have not. Some seem to live on purpose more than others, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Jesus Christ, Ghandi, to name a few. Pray to find your purpose, search for it in the debths of your heart and soul; I will join you to find my own. Write the answers down and do share when and if you feel comfortable. I’ll do the same. Peace, Light and Love, CordieB.
(((Cordie))) my dear friend… your wisdom overflows from your words, seems you can not contain the magnitude here… you are a wise one indeed… I am blessed to have so many Sages in my life…
I shall pray to find my purpose… I will share when I do, thank you for being here my friend… blessings to you
“Some people believe God assigns “purposes” to people and that it is their “destiny” to fulfill them.”
God assigns “purposes” to people, but it is how they fulfill these purposes that is most important. One might fail to achieve his or her purposes, but he could still live an enriching life.
(((Leafless))) I absolutely agree!!! there may be more than one purpose for each individual… great thoughts!!!
To me, destiny is embedded in Life. It’s what makes Life dynamic. It creates the course of Life, how Life’s evolving. Life’s evolution is the product of how Life is lived, how all living creatures forfil their live’s purpose. I believe it is our purpose to be Life, to feel Life, to be aware of Life, to give Life. Life’s course is plotted by how we live Life. If I’m not mistaken, this is called karma.
What is the purpose of existence? What is our purpose, or my purpose? This question has always harassed my conscious, but I came to the conclusion one day that if we knew what our purpose was, the process of our existence could be completely bypassed deeming us unnecessary. I think there are some things we were not meant to understand.
Another belief I hold is this entire world is a contradiction. Everything is everything and everything is nothing. For example, if this world had no problems and everybody was happy all the time we would not be capable of perceiving this for how we do now because we would have nothing to compare it to.
Let me know what you think!
I also forgot to mention that I agree with NOREA and everything he/she said.