The older I get the more I seem to worry about the purpose of life and whether or not I have fulfilled and am fulfilling that purpose. You see, I really do believe that we all of our lives have a purpose. I was meditating on this last night and a thought entered my mind. The thought was, "Stop worrying about you and your purpose. Your life isn't about you, its about everyone that you touch and how you touch them."
How do I/we touch people? Really in just a few simple ways. Thinking about this lead me to The Three Things that I think life may really be about:
The big ways that we touch others are by what/how we teach them and how we show them love. I'm not really too concerned about whether or not we can teach them calculus but have we learned patience, compassion, wisdom, and kindness? Do we teach others those values? Do we interact with others with love?
Imagine what the world would be like if our focus shifted from me, me, me and mine, mine, mine and focused on learning and teaching patience, compassion, wisdom and kindness and showed love in all we do.
Let's give it a try . . .
I'm Dr. Dave, an eclectic shaman. I lived and worked in Bolivia and Peru for over six years, where I and was trained by Andean Shamans, and today practice eclectic shamanism.