Chapter 2The Purpose Quest

Service is the rent we pay for living. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor, therapist, and author of Man’s Search for Meaning, notes that many of us are questioning life, and suggests instead, ”Let life question you!” We ask: What has life done for me? Will things go my way today? What’s in it for me? However, there is a more profound wisdom in reversing the questioning and letting life question us. An openness to being questioned by life is a way to uncover our purpose.

It is often in the midst of profound purpose moments that we pull back from the entanglements of daily survival and let life question us. The benefit of ...

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