Episode 136: Your Grand Purpose

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“If your grand purpose in life is to wake up, then whatever happens to you is good, for it can prod you into self-awakening.” ~ Vernon Howard from The Power of Your Supermind

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Your Grand Purpose

“If your grand purpose in life is to wake up, then whatever happens to you is good, for it can prod you into self-awakening.” ~ Vernon Howard from The Power of Your Supermind

Amen.

Vernon also says: “If it takes apparent misfortune to turn us into true philosophers and doers of good to receive good, then apparent misfortune is our greatest fortune.”

Imagine that. If our highest goal is to wake up, end our suffering and truly live our precious lives, then EVERYTHING is a gift, eh?

What’s goin’ on in your life right now that you might be able to look at in a different way?!?

While you’re thinking about that, how about a little Marcus Aurelius mojo on the subject as well (see Notes on Meditations)? He says: “So here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not, ‘This is a misfortune,’ but ‘To bear this worthily is a good fortune.’”