Do not mistake the purpose and the meaning of your life. The purpose of your life is the outward actions you have chosen. The meaning of your life is the internalization of your own definition of yourself. That meaning has nothing to do with what goes on around you, your seeming successes or failures. Yet, most of humanity identifies themselves by external circumstances, situations, and the input by others — even if that identification is based upon some illusive concept of a deity somewhere over there.
As soon as the meaning of your life is determined by any external force, you then become dependent on it.
What we speak of is deeper than the normal codependency. The meaning of your life is evaluated by so many outside circumstances. Have you not been aware at times how meaningless your life has felt? And the reason for the meaninglessness is because the external forces, circumstances and situations that you depended on were are not present. If you were never to reach your goals, would the meaning of your life differ than if you were successful in all your endeavors? The answer to this quandary lies in understanding the internal processes that define the meaning of your existence.
The purpose of your life is the external expression of the meaning of your life.
It is very subtle. If your meaning is based upon external constructs that do not exist, you feel your life is meaningless, and your purpose expresses that meaninglessness. Your purpose which is born of your meaning is limited or weakened. When one drudges through another day, seeking to survive until sunset in order to hide in that sister of death, sleep, one loses the value and the meaning of one’s existence. And one drudges through life, day after day, because they are devoid of understanding the meaning of their life and feel void because of outward circumstances.
The key, as you are well aware, is when you understand why you exist and the meaning for you to exist, then those external aspects reflect it and your purpose manifests it. If today you do not bring in a dollar, if today you do nothing outwardly, what is the meaning of your life? The error in human thinking, since humanity tends to objectify and look for results, seeks first for their purpose, the outward action, before they see the meaning, which is the parent.
When today holds none of those external constructs on which you would wish to depend, what is the meaning of your life? That is the key of this process and it is also the key to your freedom.
What is the meaning of your life? If you had lived but an hour, if you were born deaf and mute, if you never spoke to another person, if you lived a hundred years, if you moved the world to God, if you sought to drag it away, if you were a peace-maker, a warrior, the Christ, Hitler, your meaning would be the same. It saddens us when an individual throws away the eternal moments and nows of existence when the external concepts are not present that bolster them up. The meaning of one’s existence has nothing to do with the external human constructs–nothing. It is the unique, individual expression of your soul expressing its choices. The soul’s path is built upon those choices. When one will seek to understand the internal meaning of their existence, their lives, their moments become miraculous. Otherwise, it is drudgery as if journeying across a desert parched by the lack of truth, seared by the anger of emotions in hopes that the illusive mirage ahead might hold the promise one seeks.
If there wasn’t meaning to your life today, your soul would have chosen to journey elsewhere. What is the meaning of your life today?
The meaning of your life is not in what you do, your meaning is what propels and gives all those other things the strength and vitality to fulfill the purpose of the soul.
It is that meaning that propels out from you and richly blesses all other expressions of your life. Meaning is unchangeable as individuals spend a lifetime searching for the meaning of their life. They have no more or less of it than a child whose heart has beat just once before it died. When you understand that meaning, it does not matter what you do, but who you are. You understand the meaning of your life. Every action, every event is an expression of your divine purpose.
Look at how much of Jesus’ life seemed to be a dismal failure, but the meaning is the key. He wished to awaken the world.
We want you to be happy. We desire you to be happy today because you understand the meaning of your life. Let all the good things you do and all the good things that will come your way be an expression of the meaning of your life, not the source of it. This moment is just as meaningful as any other. Your purpose emerges from the meaning, from the intent of your life and when you have clear meaning it becomes the foundation, the rock of your life’s purpose. The message of Jesus is that no matter what the world did, he fulfilled his meaning.
When you perceive your meaning, your purpose will reach its goal.
You must value your life and its meaning no matter what is going on out there. What occurs when one loses the meaning of one’s life and focuses on the purpose, they begin to perceive themselves as successes or failures. Be happy today that the moments are precious and important. Let it be your soul’s choices, unending fountain that fills your thoughts, words and actions, your heart, soul, mind and body with all God’s good gifts.
It is our earnest desire that today be the happiest day of your life. Just as it is, through understanding the meaning of your life, the expressive consciousness of God.