‘I do not know what anything is for.’
Purpose is meaning. Today’s idea explains why nothing you see means anything. You do not know what its for, therefore it is meaningless. Everything is for your own best interest……It is in the recognising of this that your goals become unified….When you believe this, you will try to withdraw the goals you have assigned to the world, instead of attempting to reinforce them.
It is crucial to your learning to be willing to give up the goals you have established for everything.
This lesson really messed with my head today, almost sent me dizzy with confusion as I looked around me and said, as my eyes rested on any object,
‘I do not know what this bed is for.’
‘I do not know what this jogger is for.’
‘I do not know what this money is for.’
‘I do not know what this person is for.’ and so on and so on within the 6 practice sessions recommended. The thing is, I found myself doing it all day. The more I did it the more confused I got. I’ve set a long list of goals for this year, does it mean my goals are meaningless, if everything is for my own best interest does that mean I have to welcome everything into my life, however unpleasant and uncomfortable it may be?
By the end of the day, and especially after a chat with a friend about it, I began to see that my goals were not at odds with what is best for me, so long as I accept that whatever comes my way is a way of preparing me for carrying out my purpose. Therefore, adverse situations will sometimes occur to help me grow in the direction of my purpose. This way, everything is about unifying my goals. It’s not inconsistent with my morning prayer…’make me who you would have me be, that I might do as you would have me do.’
I found a little light relief at the Apples and Snakes poetry night ‘Hit the Ode,’ at which Sue Brown was performing. Also headlining was Spain’s Dani Orviz and Luke Wright. Three very different and very thought stimulating poets. There were also a number of open mic slots. With a five pound door charge, I might be persuaded to perform, as performers get free entry.
Pics are of Sue and Luke.