Your Purpose in Life
Our purpose in life is not what we do; it is how we do it. It is what we bring forth, what we express as we do what is ours to do.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
Many of us are disturbed by the upheaval in our country and in our world. We are disturbed by the divisions among us. We think that we should do something to help alleviate the suffering and the unhappiness but we don't know what to do that would make a difference. As this quote from Yogacharya O'Brian tells us, it is not what we do, but how we do it that makes the difference. A famous quote attributed to Mother Teresa says "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." It doesn't take much to contribute to a more peaceful, just society. All we have to do be kind to each other. Smile at the person you pass on the street. Don't get angry when someone says something that disturbs you, but offer a silent blessing to them. Be grateful, even for small things. Offer a service to a sick friend. Something that we do at the end of our meditation practice is to offer that peaceful energy out into the rest of our day and to those we will encounter. Be kind, be thankful. Offer your peaceful energy to all you meet.