What is My Divine Purpose?

What is My Divine Purpose? "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience."( Teilhard de Chardin 1881 – 1955)

Its 2 o’clock in the morning, I am lying in bed, eyes wide open, searching for answers. The whole world is sleeping, but I am wide awake, wondering what life is really about. I try to think my way out of a conversation I want to have, I worry and pray about financial circumstances and wonder if the man I am dating is sincere.  

Many have searched for the meaning of life in the twilight hours, asking the eternal questions: What is my purpose? Why am I here? Is there more to life than this?

Many days I felt like something was missing, like a void of light in a dark room, an emptiness that cannot be filled.  I seem to be searching for something, but there’s always a feeling of doubt that maybe I will never find what I need.

I question some of the people, places and situations in my past. Reflecting on the things that made no sense and wondering if a true path to enlightenment and a fulfilling life even exists. I have turned to a variety of outlets that seem to have it all. In my youth it was the search for the perfect high via mood altering chemicals, as an adult I worked harder and tried to climb the corporate ladder, equating monetary gains with the meaning of life.  I turned to a raw food diet and exercise to have the perfect physiology; sure it would open my body and mind to a clear perspective in processing my thoughts. In each scenario, I was sure I would find contentment and joy.  I have spent endless hours in prayer, contemplation, education and meditation searching for pieces to the grand puzzle that is me.

I have fantasized about going on a pilgrimage and  finding meaning in climbing mountains or walking 600 miles across Spain, thinking I would find and capture permanent-perfect  serenity.  I believed that if I wrote the perfect poem, story, and article or read the perfect meaning of life in someone else's works, that then I would know exactly what my important purpose for existing is. I think, simply, I am a human “being” not a human “doing.” A better way for me to experience and focus on my life is to integrate and follow the quote:

   "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience."( Teilhard de Chardin 1881 – 1955)

 From my many journeys and experiences, I found that divine purpose is more about defining and focusing my love for people and enjoying being a Spiritual “being.” My intention is to know and love who I am rather than doing what I think I should be doing to meet the demands of life. I think that maybe my higher purpose to embody love in all forms









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Joni Polehna January 20, 2013 at 06:44 PM
I think at different times in our lives, we all look for that permanent PEACE to be ours. And as humans being the best we can be at any given moment with love in our hearts is the best peace we have on this earth. Our Divine Connection knowing God loves us just the way we are is the best place to start!


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