The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

“What is my purpose in life?”

“What is my purpose in life?” I asked the void. “What if I told you that you fulfilled it when you took an extra hour to talk to that kid about his life?” said the voice. “Or when you paid for that young couple in that restaurant? Or when you saved that dog in traffic? Or when you tied your father’s shoes for him?”

“Your problem is that you equate purpose with goal-based achievement. God or the Universe or morality isn’t interested in your achievements… just your heart. When you choose to act out of kindness, compassion and love, you are already aligned with your true purpose. No need to look any further.”

From ~ Note to Self ~

Source: Tao & Zen

9 responses

  1. Beautiful!

    June 23, 2016 at 6:21 am

  2. Reblogged this on Find Your Middle Ground and commented:
    The answer is simple…

    June 23, 2016 at 6:58 am

  3. soulspeak2013

    Reblogged this on At the Table, On my Plate and commented:
    Thank you Val, at Find Your Middle Ground, for sharing this most perfect reminder…

    June 23, 2016 at 7:29 am

  4. John Willemsens

    Reblogged this on Advayavada Buddhism.

    June 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

  5. I love this!

    June 23, 2016 at 10:37 am

  6. Rekha


    June 24, 2016 at 7:57 pm

  7. Reblogged this on Mindfulness Living and commented:
    Your heart and kindness is more important than your achievements Great reminder to slow down do for others, be there for others. Thank you Zen Flash for this post.

    July 2, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  8. I read this on the reblog from Mindfulness Living and am so glad to have been led to your site (which is beautifully set up by the way…I love the moving images!). This is so true and I’m looking forward to catching up with more positive inspiration on your site.. x

    July 6, 2016 at 12:11 am

    • Lou

      Thank you Wendy.

      July 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

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