Christ in the Wilderness, Ivan Kramskoy, 1872. The prophets are God’s messengers. Many of us cannot hear the voice of our souls nor see God’s signs. So God sends His prophets to remind us of our purpose, to teach us of virtue and vice, and to guide us to the straight path. He sends His... Continue Reading →
Freedom clears the ears, allowing the mind to hear the voice of the soul. Only when the mind and the body have achieved freedom can they discover their purpose and fulfil it. The free use their freedom to serve God and humanity. One cannot be free without walking the straight path. The Straight Path: A... Continue Reading →
Yet those who have lost their purpose should not despair. They shall find it again, for the straight path is only ever a step ahead. Doubts and apathy may block the ears of the mind, but the soul is eternal and so is its purpose. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling... Continue Reading →
Pity those who reject their purpose. They have lost their dream. They stumble forward in the dark, deaf to the entreaties of their soul. And because they cannot hear their soul, they lack an understanding of truth. Without an understanding of truth, of right and wrong, they are easily swayed by the wishes of others... Continue Reading →
When purpose is achieved, the length of a life becomes meaningless because the soul, the mind and the body are fulfilled. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p. 4
God gave to each soul a purpose. This purpose is to walk the straight path. 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 tempts the mind... Continue Reading →
The Straight Path V
Those who walk the straight path cannot be distracted by greed when wealthy nor fear when poor. Nor can they be forced to bow to injustice, for they remain forever bound to their purpose, whether it leads them to fame or persecution. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p.... Continue Reading →
The Benefits of Purpose.
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 →
Sometimes I Forget Why I Write.
Sometimes I forget why I write. I focus so much upon the dream of success, the acclaim and affirmation of others, that I lose sight of the rewards the act of writing gives to me. It is only when I write that I experience a true sense of contentment and fulfillment, a sense that I... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 11: Purpose
Purpose shackles depression.
Why is Purpose Important?
Purpose is essential to life as it gives meaning and direction to the thoughts of the mind and the actions of the body. The purpose of the mind and the body is to learn and grow stronger. The mind and the body strengthen themselves by acting virtuously. To learn, to strengthen, and to seek virtue,... Continue Reading →
What is Purpose?
Purpose is the reason for living. It gives meaning to life and directs the thoughts and actions of the mind and the body. Without purpose, the mind and the body lose vitality. They flounder and lose their way. The purpose of the mind and the body is to learn. To learn is to understand more... Continue Reading →
What is the Straight Path?
This first post is devoted to outlining the nature of the straight path.