Monday, September 2, 2013
#BlogElul: What is my purpose? #takeaseatmakeafriend
Every time I officiate at a funeral, and every time I hear a eulogy, the question of purpose in life arises for me. At each of those funerals and in each of those eulogies, I hear different answers to the question. What I have learned is that there is not 'an answer' to our existence. The meaning-making comes from the specific choices that each of us has made and the specific paths that each of us have travelled.
When you ask yourself the question, don't expect to arrive at 'the' answer. But to live without regrets, to live mindfully, choosing your path in each and every moment, requires that we carry the question in our hearts at all times. Only this can ensure that we don't sleep-walk our way through life.
The sound of the shofar is our wake up call. Where are you? What are you here to do in this very moment?