What is the question at the heart of life?
To answer that, we have to first answer: What is life about?
I had a vision in 1987 that answered the question for me. (1)
Allow me to simply summarize here the answer I arrived at and let you read the details at your leisure. (2)
The purpose of life for us is to realize who we really are. And who we really are is God.
When one of us realizes that, God meets God: “O Thou I.”
For that meeting was all of life created.
The purpose of life for God is to allow God to realize Itself in a moment of our enlightenment.
If, as Vedantists say, this is all a leela or divine play, then what is the question that needs to be answered to satisfy our reason for being?
The question is: Who am I?
Did you ever notice how, whenever a question related to “who are you” is asked, we feel an immediate uptick in our feeling state? Our interest in the conversation rises.
Well, I do. Immediate interest in saying all kinds of things in answer to that. My feet trip all over each other, metaphorically speaking, to discuss the matter.
Now you know why that is. The question, “Who am I?”, has always occupied sages since time immemorial – and it will for an eternity into the future.
Not as an egoic practice; we’re not narcissists. Far from it. We strip away narcissism with our question; not that, not that.
Finally, having abandoned ego along the way, and one body and identity after another, we take off the last remaining mask of individuality and realize that our “individuality” is really God’s Oneness.
There is only One Subject, as it turns out. And we questioned our identity until there was no more illusion left.
Questioning has revealed what is insubstantial illusion and what is a firm foundation. We are all God is a firm foundation.
So, in the end, it was all a story. What we didn’t make up, we attracted to ourselves by the Law of Attraction. As Catherine of Genoa once said, “My Me is God, nor do I recognize any other Me except my God Himself.” (3)
What an obedient press put down as the “Me Generation” in the Sixties for daring to enquire into their true nature has outlasted their detractors, as the truth always will.
This generation will see an answer to that question in Ascension. It won’t be the final answer but it’ll see more celebration than war’s end and lift us out of all suffering.
(1) See “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue,” August 13, 2011, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/
(2) For more detail, see:
- The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment at http://goldenageofgaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Purpose-of-Life-is-Enlightenment.pdf
- “The Vision WAS the Divine Plan for Life,” July 25, 2020, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/?p=312152
- “What is the Purpose of Life?” February 24, 2020, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2020/02/24/306794/
- “The One and Only Assignment, Lifetime after Lifetime,” May 11, 2016, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2016/05/11/the-one-and-only-assignment-lifetime-after-lifetime/
(2) St Catherine of Genoa in Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy. New York, etc.: Harper and Row, 1970; c1944, 11.