Living a Life of Meaning

What makes life worth living? On the surface it appears to be financial savvy and success, gaining and wielding power, owning exclusive homes and cars and shoes ‘to die for’–living, in essence, above the masses. We might now suspect that what looked so good before is actually diseased. Nobody with a heart could do to the American people what these finance people have done.

What goes on inside those walls of ‘success’? Are values such as honesty and compassion practiced? Is there a loving, happy marriage? Are the parents connected through their hearts to their children? Have the children been raised to serve others, to make a positive difference in the world? Are company employees valued, encouraged to be creative, and respected? In many cases, the answer is no.

It is all about the foundation. We are not born to cheat people, to ruin lives, to claw and shred others’ souls on our way to the top–we are born to live with ‘heart,’ with love and forgiveness, courage and empathy. We are born to find the high road, the way to that which is beyond our little selves. We are born to expand our consciousness in such a way that we become beings of light, illuminating the path so that all may see.

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4 thoughts on “Living a Life of Meaning

  1. Wonderful words. Most of my family and friends have huge houses, etc., and, in all honesty, at times it has bothered me that my husband and I just live in a two-bedroom co-op apartment for seniors.
    On the other hand, I’ve striven to build up treasures in heaven. God knows that these treasures aren’t bountiful, but I do thank God for my many blessings and hope to illuminate and clear the path on my way back home.
    love,
    anita

    • Thanks, Anita. I guess when we get down to bare bones, if we have shelter and food and clothing and Love in our life, we have all we really need. Love you. Pam

  2. Thank you, Dear, for this beautiful and wise message. I can’t help believing that if we grew up with love and appreciation and confidence and spiritual awareness, we would never need things or power or money to define us. For those who weren’t so fortunate (and that’s most of us, I guess), I pray for healing for their spirits so they can see a better way. Those who are spiritual seekers in spite of their difficult upbringing, I extend my heartfelt gratitude. Because they are the greatest teachers of all. They’ve been in the depths of despair and brought light to the darkness. You are one of those Pam and I love you for your bright spirit. Love, Sharie

    • Sharie,
      Thank you so much for your loving support. You helped me across some pretty tough bridges I hadn’t been able to cross! God is so good to bring us together. Who knows where we will go from here? 🙂
      It’s so interesting that Colleen (http://colleenincairns.wordpress.com) wrote about this here this morning–about realizing the higher purpose for her very difficult childhood. She is an amazing young woman with a tremendous depth of insight and a gift for writing from her soul. I sense she will be writing a book that will help so many others.
      And I pray that others born into tough childhood situations will also recognize they can, as you said, “bring light to the darkness,” perhaps with some help from YOU at your incredibly healing and loving blog, http://sendingjoy.wordpress.com. Thank you for all that you do, Sharie, for the light in the world.
      Love you, Pam

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