We can look at the universe in two ways. Life can be observed as a series of random events. Even when there appears to be some sort of order, it can be chalked up to chance. The other way at looking at life is the foundation of many religions and ethical traditions. Under this view there is an order to the universe. Rather than the law of accident, there is purpose behind life occurrences. Things just don’t happen. There is a guiding force behind every life event, large and small.
Many of us in program believe that our Higher Power has a plan for each of us. That plan is constructed to provide maximum benefit to help us in actualizing our life purpose. As such, there are places at particular segments in time that are designed for us to occupy at that exact moment. When we occupy the “wrong place”, are life purpose becomes stalled. When that occurs our “right place” is empty. Our task is to find our way and discover that “right place”. When we do, there is a deep part within us that recognizes that we have arrived at an authentic stopping off point in our life journey.
Personal Reflection: Where is my next right place?
According to scientists all of us dream at night. There are varied opinions as to why we dream. Freudians argue that the purpose of dreams is to preserve sleep while more modern theorists say that we use dreams to problem solve challenges from our waking hours. There is another category which we can call life purpose dreams. Many of us in program believe that we were sent into this world with a particular purpose. Since no two people are identical, no two people have the same life purpose dream. We believe that our Higher Power has blessed us with certain attributes and talents which can help define our reason for being here. While we were actively using, we were disconnected from how to pursue our dreams. In sobriety, upon taking stock of our strengths as well as our shortcomings, we are ready to make our dreams a reality. Unfortunately, we sometimes encounter people who for whatever reason have abandoned their own life purpose dreams. They will then do everything in their power to discourage and squash ours because they’ve given up on the possibilities of their dreams. Just smile, say “thanks for the advice”, and then full throttle ahead.
Personal Reflection: Are you actively pursuing your life purpose dream?