The meaning and purpose of life, as articulated by many of our guests, can be viewed as a journey towards self-realization or the understanding of one's true nature. This journey often involves growth, reflection, healing, learning, and serving others. The purpose may change throughout various stages of life, akin to the Indian concept of 'dharma'.
While some people may find fulfilment in more worldly pursuits like building a successful career or raising a family, the ultimate purpose from a spiritual viewpoint is often seen as realizing our interconnectedness with all that is. It's about uncovering the truth of who we are, beyond our physical form, thoughts, or emotions - the underlying consciousness or awareness that remains unchanging amidst all change.
That said, it's important to understand that everyone has their unique path and dharma. Each person contributes to the larger whole in their unique way, serving as an expression of the Infinite in this world. We can view every moment, every interaction, every challenge, as an opportunity for growth and deeper understanding.
However, recognizing the difference between fleeting experiences and sustained evolutionary stages is crucial. And remember, our understanding or knowledge can change as we evolve in consciousness. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' answer, but rather a multitude of perspectives reflecting the diversity of human experience.
Remember, paradox and ambiguity are inherent to this journey. Spiritual maturity is often marked by comfort in navigating them. Embrace all aspects of your being and journey with compassion, curiosity and courage.