Your Soul’s Reason for Being


Gerry writes:

“I have just been reading the latest ezine and I am sure I need help
trying to clarify some of the points listed in the ezine.

I am all for living a life on purpose once I have explored the big
question of why we are here. And I know people make up their own minds
what their life on purpose should be. But how do you deeply know that
your path is the correct path and has been correctly set?

Simply purposeful play sounds and sharing this attitude sounds great
but if everyone is going in different directions it can be difficult
when people who do not have a life of purpose attitude and try to cause
trouble for those of us who would like to just live a simple purposeful

Your ezines always appear to be very positive and is always a great


My Reply:

Thanks again for your message. Let’s see if I can be of assistance
along your own Purposeful Path. The Life On Purpose Perspective
suggests that a person’s life purpose is an overarching meaning for
their life — that which you as a soul/spiritual being came here to
earth to be and to experience.

Said another way, your life purpose is a way of being that you bring to
the world and to all that you do. In fact, what you do becomes the way
in which you express who you are — i.e. your life purpose.

Now, about those ‘other people’ who aren’t living on purpose. I
suggest that we are all here to live on purpose and some of us are
more awake and aware to this than others. I look to my garden for a
metaphor. I notice that some of the tomatoes on the vine are small
and green, others larger and still green and still others starting to
turn red. The red tomatoes are no more a tomato than a green one, just
further along in the process of life. The same is true for people
along the process of living on purpose. Our job, us ‘redder tomatoes’
is to give room to others — grant them being at whatever stage of
development they are. It’s the universal law of allowing, or said
another way, accepting people as they are, while at the same time
knowing who we are, and not holding our light under a bushel basket.

I’ve noticed that as I’ve continued to live my own life purpose I
attract to me all the resources necessary to continue that process,
and that includes other purposeful people. Since I’ve taken on the
mission to assist others in clarifying their life purpose, I also
attract ‘green tomatoes in the process of turning red.’ No one can
really stop another person from living true to their life purpose since
from the Life On Purpose Perspective a life purpose is a way of being.
It is not my view that people are going ‘in different directions.’ We
are all going in similar directions. We are just at different stages of
development and going at our own rate, and then expressing where we are
in the process of living on purpose in our own unique ways.

Thanks. Your allowing me to offer this to you has given me the
opportunity to explore this further for myself and thus become
clearer as well.