By Bill Harley
What is your purpose in life? Why are you living the way you are living?
Some of the most common purposes for many of us may include things like getting an education, making a living, finding a significant other, making good friends, acquiring a home, having and raising children, having a career and enjoying life.
However, the question I’m asking here relates more to ultimate purpose. In the really big scheme of things, what is your purpose?
Because we live in cultures, this question is usually answered for us. Culture can be defined as “the way we do things around here” and it has a huge influence on us. There is your family culture, your community culture, your national culture—and all three cultures “do things” in such a way that they dictate certain values and behaviors to us. We notice what others are doing and valuing in these cultures and we tend to imitate the behavior and values of those around us. This process usually happens without us giving much thought to the fact that we are not independently searching for the truth.
But what if you had the time and know-how to rise above these cultures and research the scriptures of all the world’s major religions—the ultimate repositories of guidance on life purpose—to find the answers? And, having done so, what if you discovered a consensus in these scriptures on the ultimate purpose of life?
Could it make a difference in the way you are living?
Well, Jean and I have dedicated decades to doing this very research and are in awe of what we have learned in the process. Here are three truths that can revolutionize the way we live our lives (which we share in detail in our books):
There is very clear consensus about the purpose of life in the world’s major religions;
There is also clear guidance about what is entailed in honoring the purpose of life;
And amazingly, there is a personal and collective decision-making process that we can use to optimize our fulfillment of the purpose of life on a daily basis.
Humanity has been given incredibly beautiful, powerful tools to transform our lives and relationships! Are you willing to live even another day without them?
Learn more about these transformative truths and how to honor them in our first book, Now That I’m Here, What Should I Be Doing? Then learn the decision-making process in our second book, TRANSFORMED: How to Make the Decisions That Change Your Life.