We spend so much of our lives doing things “on time” that we do not give ourselves the opportunity to do what is truly important. We are not wrong for doing this, we may even be doing it “on purpose” as we shall see. First we need to understand what motivates us to live the way we do, and this we do in the opening chapters of this book.
To understand our life’s purpose we first need to understand the purpose of life itself and to do this ignoring the existence of a God would be to side-step both a challenge and an opportunity. With the revelations of modern science and the miracle of life itself, is it possible that God is a force, unlimited in its capacity to create, and too "big" to need anything it creates – including mankind?
With this as a guiding principle, I set about creating an understanding of why we believe what we do about ourselves, about God and our life’s purpose and the actions we take as a consequence of these beliefs. The outcome is a book that offers answers to questions such as "who are you really?" and "why does God let bad things happen to good people?" through a way of understanding ourselves as being "facets" of a loving force we call God that neither needs nor demands anything.
Some of the concepts presented in this book are new; for example the reframing of "positive thinking" (chapter 2), the experiment with time that answers the question "who are you really?" (chapter 4), debunking the acquisition of wealth as being "unspiritual" (chapter 10) and the evolutionary loop (chapter 13).
For many readers (and myself as author) some of the ideas in this book are challenging. For example, while holding to the belief we are all facets of an unconditionally loving God, chapter 7 explains why the greatest tyrant of the 20th century was an advanced soul creating a theatre of experience in which other souls could evolve. This chapter also explains why it is virtually impossible for us to believe such ideas to be true.
Now is a good time for us to challenge and change our way of thinking about ourselves and our purpose for being here because we are now more open to question our beliefs about ourselves and God. Through reason, logic and some humour, this book presents some challenging ideas in a clear and precise way.
Is this book for you?
Why on Earth are You Here? will be of interest to you if . . .
- You believe you have a purpose in life and have been unable to find it
- Chapters 1 (looking at the structure of beliefs) through to 9 (which contains the Free to Find Your Life’s Purpose Technique) and chapters 10 (money) and 11 (how to live your life’s purpose), cover the why, what and how of life’s purpose. One of the outcomes of this book is to take the mystique out of finding and living that purpose.
- "Positive thinking" about life and life’s purpose does not work for you
- Chapter 2 is dedicated to discovering just what we mean by "positive thinking" and redefines the term. Chapters 1 and 2 explain why understanding beliefs is vital when finding our life’s purpose and making sense of our own actions and those of others.
- You believe the acquisition of wealth is "unspiritual"
- Chapter 10 is dedicated to money and looks at why wealth and poverty are the means for different evolutionary experiences for our spirit; one experience is no better than the other because both are evolutionary.
- The experience of fulfillment seems to be impossible or impractical
- Many of us go through phases of being frustrated by the lack of opportunity to spend our time doing that which we find most fulfilling. There comes a point, having worked for some years and having children for whom we wish greater fulfilment than ourselves, when we ask the question "what can I do?" – this book answers that question.
- You have come to the realisation time is precious and you know you should be doing something more with it
- Most of us live each day as if we will live forever. When we come to the realisation that we will not, we seek to fill the time we have remaining with more fulfilling experiences. This book offers some practical advice on how this can be done and the challenges we face when taking action to fulfil our purpose for being here.