I have written in earlier posts how we are all here for a reason. We all have a unique gift that we are good at. Once you find that gift and nurture it, you will find your sense of purpose. Your sense of belonging. We know and hear about many people who are famous because they have such a unique gift that they are good at: from Celine Dion and her voice to an Autistic grocery store bagger who made people smile every day.
Andrew Cohen, founder of EnlightenNext, is redefining the spiritual ideal of enlightenment for the 21st century. Through his revolutionary philosophy, his award-winning magazine, and his work with thousands of individuals and groups around the world, he is dedicated to creating nothing less than a revolution in consciousness and culture.
Here is this week’s ‘Quote of the Week’ by Andrew Cohen:
A Greater Purpose
I don’t believe the purpose of life is to just be happy. Why would God take fourteen billion years to produce highly evolved sentient life-forms that would ultimately develop the extraordinary capacity for self-reflective awareness, simply in order for them to be able to experience happiness? It’s my conviction that we are here for a reason, that there is a grand and great purpose to our presence in this universe, and that none of us are going to truly find what we are looking for unless we get over our misguided pursuit of personal happiness and connect with that greater sense of purpose—that ultimate reason for being.
What he is saying is we are doing it backwards. Instead of looking for happiness we should be looking for our reason for being here, our sense of purpose, and in turn we will find happiness.