what is the purpose of your existence

@mama_bear (1124)
Canada
August 31, 2009 8:28pm CST
do you ever wonder that, if there is some grand scheme or if everthing is completely random. do you think that you were born for some greater higher purpose like to cure cancer. or to be the one to save the life of he/she who would cure cancer? i do wonder about myself. my life sometimes reads like some kind of farce or soap opera. i even have to stop sometimes and laugh at the sublim ridiculousness of it all.
2 responses
@Janetx3 (441)
• Singapore
1 Sep 09
I am a Christian, so i think God have already planned my purpose of existence nicely. But some times i do wonder the same question, what exactly is my here, living. Who am i living for, other than God. Friends? Family? Do i live to make them happy? I hope that one day i can find an answer to that question. This is an interesting topic my friend, it got me thinking about lots of stuff. Thanks, happy mylotting :D
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
1 Sep 09
why thank you. well i suppose that a lot of people of faith do believe more than others that there is some other higher reason for their existence and that is has all been planned out. sometimes though life does seem pretty random. and i guess that even if we do end up serving our purpose, we have no way of really knowing do we. you might have already served your purpose, done something so small that you feel may be insignificant, or something you have not even given any thought to. boggles the mind doesn't it?
@Janetx3 (441)
• Singapore
2 Sep 09
Yes it does. I think as long as we are still living we still have a purpose to live for. Maybe you completed one of the purpose, the next one keeps on coming, it will never end till you die.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
10 Sep 09
hey i like that, and endless quest. that is a pretty cool concept, thanks for that!
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
1 Sep 09
Hi, The purpose of my existence is to perform my duty and entrusted karma. Whatsoever is my condition poor or rich my existence has meaning and without meaning I would not have been here. Richard Thomas wrote the following lines on the purpose of existence. Perhaps the purpose of life is to create purpose, a reason for existence, which is self defined. For in the void there is an absence of purpose. The omnipotent loves challenge The omniscient loves surprise The omnipresent loves being in one place The omnibenevolent loves to love and be loved. The Infinite One because of it's nature, timeless multidimensional consciousness, cannot experience these things, hence the reason for the One becoming many, a finite self, time bound, linear consciousness, The One Being both noun and verb reading this from it's limited perspective. The realized one beholds the finite and infinite perspective in concert so as to both create and enjoy the symphony of life.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
1 Sep 09
such things give me hope, when i am hopeless. most days i feel like i am functioning in a vacuum of indifference. sometimes i like to retreat in the calm thought of their being a reason to it all. a reason why all the things happen the way that they do, especially the bad. i am attempting to unravel the mystery that is my life.
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
2 Sep 09
If you try to locate the infinite you in the finite you and look for the reason of every action that affects you surely you would not remain in the void for voidness has no purpose but we roam around with one or the other purpose - good or bad.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
10 Sep 09
it is tough to be seemingly the only one who cares. just lately more than ever people are all about self.