Does your life have a purpose?
Of course it does. The trick is to figure out what it is, then live it. You’ve come to the right place. I know, and I’ll tell you.
If you’re familiar with my columns, you know all about BOB, the Creative Force and substance out of which we’re all made. The Being Of Bliss—Creative Intelligence, pure Love, and Stuff.
Think for a moment. Suppose you were an eternal formless Being, all substance, all knowing, and all blissful. How would you feel sitting out eternity with nothing going on. All Intelligence with nothing to think about. Pure Love with nothing to love, and just a big blob of formless stuff. After eons in this incredibly boring state, It must have asked Itself, “Am I having fun yet?”
So It started to make stuff out of Itself, continually adding different elements to Its creation. First rocks, then elemental life, then instinctive life followed by creative life (us), followed by BOB-knows-what: No doubt there are dimensions as yet inconceivable to us.
Meanwhile, here we are fulfilling our purpose of entertaining BOB by trying to figure out what our purpose is. Here’s the game:
Each of us is an individualized expression of BOB, made out of BOB substance, and filled with BOB Love, which we conveniently forget, just to make it interesting. Every game needs an obstacle, and ours is the RACE Trap, The object of the game…our purpose, if you will…is to break free of the RACE Trap and get back to Love. RACE is an acronym. It stands for “Righteousness and Approval Complicate Everything.” Complications and suffering come from the need to be right and/or the need for approval, and when we get through that, what’s left is Love and we win.
Since BOB lives through us, It has infinite breakthroughs as we each express our love in our own way through our own dramas. For some it’s easy, for some it’s a long journey, and for some it’s a chamber of horrors. To BOB, it’s always entertaining.
Get it? The purpose of life is entertainment. Nothing more, nothing less. Simple, huh?
Surely there are those among you who consider this whole idea to be frivolous, since you know the true path to Spirituality is to meditate in your cave, or dunk in holy water, or do a handstand under that special tree. Actually, it’s all of the above, and more. Whatever you think it is, it is.
Your purpose is to use your creative ability to entertain BOB in the best possible way as It expresses through you. The greater happiness you can enjoy by escaping the RACE Trap, the greater BOB’s pleasure. Your struggles, triumphs, and tragedies are all part of BOB’s experience through you, and It really doesn’t care what sort of drama it is. To BOB, it makes no difference because it’s all entertainment, but it might make a big difference to you.
If it does, might’s well be happy. BOB doesn’t care.
Gregg Sanderson is author of Spirit With A Smile, The World According To BOB. He is a licensed practitioner in the Centers for Spiritual Living, and a Certified Trainer for Infinite Possibilities. His earlier books were, What Ever Happened To Happily Ever After? and Split Happens—Easing The Pain Of Divorce. His latest project is the New Thought Global Network, where subscribers can enjoy the best in New Thought presentations from anywhere at any time. You can see it at www.newthoughtglobal.org.