Is happiness the goal? Is monetary success the goal? Is recognition the goal? Is leadership the goal? Is applause the goal?
Happiness, monetary success, recognition, leadership, and applause are aspects of living, but they are not the goals of life. The goals of life are these:
Acknowledging the awe that exists in the natural world
Accepting the limitations of our humanness
Assisting others in overcoming their personal difficulties
Overcoming personal difficulties
Avoiding intentional damage to the environment
Avoiding intentional damage to ourselves
Protecting weaker species
Guiding the future generations in the correct ways of living
Assisting others in achieving spiritual awareness
Creating warm and lasting relationships with family members
Creating warm and lasting relationships with chosen friends
from The Gift of Intuitive, Dedicated Comfort.
These goals enable us to be connected to our surroundings, connected to our future, connected to our past, and balanced in our living. These goals steady our focus and guide our actions. These goals lead to contentment and understanding. These goals breathe.
Wanting to be happy is elusive, but wanting to have warm and lasting relationships is nourishing. Wanting monetary success is time-qualified, but wanting to provide for oneself and any dependents is time-extending. Having recognition brings a sense of accomplishment, but guiding future generations in the correct ways of living is true accomplishment. Leading is important, but accepting one’s limitations as a human being is required for true leadership abilities. Applause brings momentary excitement, but spiritual awareness and acknowledgement brings continuous amazement and passion.
Goals are necessary for productive and purposeful living. Large goals are like maps; smaller goals are like road signs. Each showing the way in a world that is unclear without them.