Thursday, February 4, 2010

Inner and Outer Purpose

"....So the most important thing to realize is this: Your life has an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Inner purpose concerns Being and is primary. Outer purpose concerns doing and is secondary.... Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose with every other person on the planet- because that is the purpose of humanity. Your inner purpose is an essential part of the purpose the whole, the universe and its immerging intelligence. You outer purpose can change over time. It varies greatly from person to person.

Finding and living in alignment with the inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling your outer purpose. It is the basis for true success. Without that alignment, you can still achieve certain things through effort, struggle, determination, and sheer hard work or cunning. But there is no joy in that endeavor, and it invariably ends in some form of suffering."

from A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Photo The Conductor of the Train

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