Why Are You Here – Part V – Finding Purpose

Why Are You Here – Part V – Finding Purpose

Although humans can climb mountains and explore the depths of the oceans, probing the landscape of the human spirit confounds us. But while tens of thousands of people risk death and injury racing motorcycles, swimming with sharks or parachute jumping, surprisingly few will earnestly pursue the path to enlightenment. Accepting that humans are incredibly creative and adaptive and that manyRead more

Life is Unfair

It can be difficult to make sense of life. People get cancer, have accidents, and die unexpectedly. No matter what you do, just getting by is often an uphill struggle. You do the best you can and you still end up in the soup. It’s not fair, is it? Sure, you sometimes make bad decisions, and although that certainly complicatesRead more

Your Beliefs

Lao Tsu wrote that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you think about the journey to enlightenment, the first few steps are fairly easy. First you peel away the surface issues that don’t mean that much. After that, you come to the issues that involve ego gratification. These are a bit more complex, butRead more

Motivation

Life is an endless parade of challenges. Decisions to be made, situations to address, things to do, opportunities to take, threats to avoid and problems to overcome. From a strictly human perspective life can be pretty bumpy. People get hurt, dreams are crushed, desires squelched. What causes us to do what we do? What motivates us? We tend to viewRead more