Be the Difference that Makes the Difference

In our task-oriented cultures, one of the real dangers is to slip into an episodic mode of living. Which means the happenings of our day-today lives can be episodic, one after another, like the episodes of a soap opera, there is always something happening, but nothing really happens. In every episode, there is drama- activity takes place, words are muttered but nothing really happens. People abusing one another, people using one another people taking about one another, people plotting and scheming, but nothing meaningful ever happens. Their lives are filled with superficialities, and they are constantly restless and miserable. There is no theme, no thread - just another entertaining episode.

 

When the days and weeks of our lives become like this, we grow depressed, disillusioned and miserably unhappy. The reason is that without a clear sense of purpose and meaning of our lives, the emptiness is overwhelming. We try to fill the void with pleasure and possessions, but the emptiness is unaffected by such trivialities. There are moments of pleasure, but they are brief in a long succession of 24-hour days.

 

 

Who you become is infinitely more important than what you have or what you do. The meaning and purpose of life is for you to become the-best-version-of-yourself. Discover a deep and abiding interior peace. The peace that comes from knowing that who you are, where you are and what you do is essentially good and makes sense; hat you are contributing to your own happiness and the happiness of others; and that you are always progressing toward becoming the-best-version-of-yourself.

 

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Taken on July 23, 2008