purpose

A Quote by Mother Teresa on love, loving, happiness, and purpose

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on women, archetypes, meaning, and purpose

We women, when we're searching for a meaning to our lives or for the path of knowledge, always identify with one of four classic archetypes.

The Virgin (and I'm not speaking here of a sexual virgin) is the one whose search springs from her complete independence, and everything she learns is the fruit of her ability to face challenges alone.

The Martyr finds her way to self-knowledge through pain, suffering, and surrender.

The Saint finds her true reason for living in unconditional love and in her ability to give without asking anything in return.

Finally, the Witch justifies her existence by going in search of complete and limitless pleasure.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 12

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A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love, creation, joy, purpose, soul, and life

We are
People who need to love, because
Love is the soul's life,

Love is simply creation's greatest joy.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

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A Quote by Hafiz on experience, courage, freedom, purpose, light, and meaning

We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!

Hafiz

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A Quote by Hafiz on presence, self, purpose, and alone

This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.

Hafiz

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on life, living, greatness, and purpose

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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A Quote by Robert F Kennedy, Jr. on greatness, history, and purpose

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert Kennedy

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A Quote by Buckminster Fuller on problems, self, humanity, and purpose

What is common to all human beings in all history is problems, problems, problems. We are here for problem-solving and, if you are any good at problem-solving, you don't come to utopia, you come to more difficult problems to solve. That apparently is what we're here for, so I therefore conclude that we humans are here for local information-gathering and local problem-solving with our minds having access to the design principles of the Universe. We are here for local information gathering and local-Universe problem-solving in support of the integrity of eternally regenerative Universe. That is a very extraordinary and important kind of a function we have.

Buckminster Fuller

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A Quote by Kathleen Norris on soul, purpose, life, and meaning

Each and every one of us has one obligation, during the bewildered days of our pilgrimage here: the saving of his own soul, and secondarily and incidentally thereby affecting for good such other souls as come under our influence.

Kathleen Norris

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A Quote by Julia Cameron on art, writing, creativity, poetry, story, soul, and purpose

Art is an act of the soul, not the intellect. When we are dealing with people's dreams - their visions, really - we are in the realm of the sacred. We are involved with forces and energies larger than our own. We are engaged in a sacred transaction of which we know only a little: the shadow, not the shape.

In our human lives, we are often impatient, ill-tempered, inappropriate. We find it difficult to treat our intimates with the love we really hold for them. Despite this, they bear with us because of the larger, higher level of family that they honor even in our outbursts. This is their commitment.

As artists, we belong to an ancient and holy tribe. We are the carriers of the truth that spirit moves through us all. When we deal with one another, we are dealing not merely with our own human personalities but also with the unseen but ever-present throng of ideas, visions, stories, poems, songs, sculptures, art-as-facts that crowd the temple of consciousness waiting their turn to be born.

Julia Cameron

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