Friday, November 11, 2011

The Cause for Life

“You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.”

Gautama Buddha

Our whole lives are before us. We have so many different choices, so many different paths. What will we make of it? Where will our destination be? Many people find themselves asking these questions. The biggest one of all: What is our purpose in life?

We have all been taught from a young age that we need to decide what we want to be in life. We need to go to school to become educated so that we can get good grades so we can get into a good college, so that we can earn a decent wage from a good job.  And on and on. You won’t be happy unless you have a high paying job. You won’t be happy unless you drive an expensive car. You need this. And you need that. All of these things to be happy. What people don’t understand is that happiness is an inside job. Many people are convinced that money can buy their happiness. Instead of focusing on money, we need to focus on what is more important, which is our happiness. You must be content and joyful first. So you need to focus on what makes you happy. So ask yourself: “What do I love to do?” And the answer to that my friend is what you should be doing. Don’t settle or compromise. You must always be doing what you love. Don’t cause yourself to be in a negative mood because you hate what you are doing. Discover your passions and find what makes you truly happy. Our purpose is to do what we enjoy every day with joy and gratitude radiating from our hearts.

 Many people try to come up with reasons so that they feel they can try to answer the question of “What is my purpose?” It is a human need to fill that void. There must be some reason, some explanation as to why we are here. A lot of times this is where religion comes into play. It is a natural human urge to want to know. We are such intelligent beings and we are always discovering and learning more. We will always crave more. And throughout life we are always changing. We are not the same person as we were three years ago. We are not the same person as we were last week or even yesterday. Our bodies, our intellect, and our life experiences are always changing and changing us. Our personality changes with our life circumstances. Our life circumstances are caused by our feelings and thoughts. Interesting. It all comes down to one thing. The Law of Attraction.

Our feelings attract more of what we are feeling. So, with that in mind the only way to really live life is by being happy and joyful. When we are in a pleasant mood then we are attracting only positive things into our lives. Wouldn’t it just make sense that this seems to be the right way on how to live life? Does it really seem silly that we should be joyful and grateful? Each person on this planet is a unique and irreplaceable. Each person chooses their own destiny and purpose. We are not given a purpose to fulfill. We were put here with our own free will and each of us will choose how we want to spend this lifetime. We all give and take from this earth. We were all put here to share our uniqueness with the world. What will you choose to make of your experience?

The main point here is that we are not assigned any given purpose. We choose our own purpose. We have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy. When we give thanks and appreciate life for what it is then we will be truly happy. And when we are truly happy then we will see our lives unfolding in such a wonderful manner. Everything will go right for us. We will trust that everything in life will be okay no matter what happens. We are in control. We make the choices.