I can look at most things around me and understand that they have purpose. I even understand what the superficial purpose of most things is. What I don't get, is the meaning behind the purpose. That runs much deeper and lives beyond the ego.
Without an understanding of the meaning behind the things that we experience, we are incapable of really knowing what they are for. We struggle with this because we don't see the world with the same perspective as the Spirit. When we judge things with our egos, we assign arbitrary meaning. That is unfulfilling because it relates only to our ego. What is missing is the depth and at the same time, the simplicity. The purpose of all that we experience is to serve in our best interests.
The ego-driven you isn't capable of understanding why and is therefore devoid of meaning. However, at a deeper level, with the forces that connect everything together, it is plain to see that everything has meaning. Every experience serves in your best interests if you look through the right eyes. Every object around you provides another clue to the majesty of your life. Every interaction connects you closer to your own meaning and your own growth.
I don't understanding what things are for when I am looking to assign meaning rather than experience it. When I see the creation around for what it is... magnificent, then I experience the presence of God and the splendor of creation. I see the incredible magnitude of how everything is interconnected, weaving the tapestry of creation itself together to form the experiences before me. I see how it all connects together. I see meaning.
Understand that you cannot grasp purpose or meaning when you define things in terms of ego. You experience purpose and meaning when you open yourself up to see that all things are one and you are a part of that fabric of creation.
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.