“An Unknowable Purpose to Life”
“Is it possible that there may be an unknowable purpose to life itself?”
Rachel concluded the chapter she called “The Emperor’s New Clothes” with the above question. It’s one that really caused me to pause and think. I found I really like it. In considering why, I decided I like it because it allows me to create my own “answers” to the reason I’m alive and then live my life accordingly.
In other words, if there is an unknowable purpose to life itself, then we all get to create one. And knowing we are creating one, we can change it when we want. Additionally, it helps me to accept others and how they choose to live their lives. Any leanings toward fundamentalism I have melt away (and by fundamentalism I mean the concept that someone possesses knowledge of the “right” way to live). It’s very liberating for me.
Part of the “reality” I create for myself is the belief in a benevolent universe providing me opportunities to grow and develop. As such, I look for and find direction in the smallest of things. Perhaps others, maybe even some of you, will think I’m a little nutty. But it works for me, as does accepting anyone else’s “reality” that I’m a nut.
Before going I ask you to consider this question and to have fun with the answer. Did anything in this week resonate with you? If so, what? Use it to create a direction for you to follow, even a short one.
Think outside the box.
Link to Book: “My Grandfather’s Blessings”