The purpose of being purposeful

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“What is the point”?

This is a question I come across quite often and yep not necessarily an easy one to answer.

Well it is if you know the answer but until you do then it is not going to be easy.

Hopefully this makes sense and not just a conversational loop!

The point is the purpose of the point of the thing whatever it is in the first place. Eh!

There is no point in climbing the mountain unless you have a purpose for doing so. Otherwise you would be better off doing something else. Something that has a purpose, something you want to do.

Of course you may feel compelled, even forced into doing something that you really do not want to do. But if you do not want to do it then guess what – don’t do it.

Unless, that is, you have a purpose and that purpose may even be survival but it is still a purpose.

So next time you are faced with a task focus on the purposeful point otherwise you may well be asking yourself –

“What is the point”?

PS: My previous post Zoom!- what was that?  might help with your point of purpose.



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Best Book Ever???

tollbooth

I recently found an old copy of – THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster

I picked it up and read it page to page, just couldn’t put it down. Yes it’s a kids book but it’s the lessons in life that the book gives that makes it relevant to the old kids on the block too.

So if your stuck, unmotivated, lacking direction in your place in the world, read the book it might, it might just open your eyes to what you already have.

Serendipity

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I was asked recently what serendipity meant to me. I said that I remember seeing a cartoon which went a bit like this-

A man went into a shop and after wandering around for a while said to the shopkeeper-

You don’t seem to have what I am not looking for.

I think that explains it perfectly…

 

Present – What does this mean to you?

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A friend of mine told me something that made me think-

“What is a present ?” he asked , well given that Christmas has just gone then I guess it is a gift.

“What is another word for living in the here and now?” , a present?

“Yes” he said

So if you can see that the present moment, right here right now, is actually a gift ( a present) then why would you not appreciate it?

Sure it cost you nothing so go on absorb yourself in the present.