Perhaps this sense of self is a delusion. Perhaps it has been given to me to inspire me to act. Perhaps, even though I believe I act to benefit myself, the real beneficiary of my actions is not me, but rather humanity. And perhaps a leaf also believes it changes reality.
The benefits of purpose are many. The following passage from The Straight Path highlights some of these benefits: Blessed are those who accept their purpose. For purpose endows the mind with strength. It feeds determination and acts as a support for the will when the will falters. It is a barrier against fear when fear... Continue Reading →