The question in life is not “What is my purpose?” That question just makes us look really silly. The biggest question in life is “Are we having fun yet?
What it would be like if I could do anything? The wizard is eventually revealed as a silly little man behind a curtain. He still had the power, and magic is everywhere. Martin Luther King was really just upset that people were being creepy to each other, and yet he made a big change in the world. That which is immortal is the power, not the person.
What would happen if every poor person became wealthy? Yay! Chaos. I love chaos, but inevitably people have to have their order. Somebody would get the idea that the wealth had to be used in some other way.
Magic does exist, it’s just not the fantasy people want. People wouldn’t be afraid of the fantasy possibilities. They are actually very popular ideas. They intuit that there is something deep and complex behind it and maybe not so utilitarian. They are right, but they do not see clearly.
The illusion that makes a man veer on the rode had very real consequences. The illusions that form your pattern of attention govern your behaviour also. The illusion that you are that which thinks, makes all thought seem real and all perception seem to have substance. There is a truth, but it isn’t in abstention. Many say ‘no’ and everything stays the same, and they don’t even say ‘no’ enough. They said ‘yes’ as a child to things that weren’t even necessarily in their best interests, and now they live there in that illusion and very solemnly in their wisdom declare there is no magic and that all seeking is philosophical speculation at best. They don’t have the foundation from which to seek. They are their fathers sons, their mothers daughters.
How do I help others when I am just nobody, often ill and struggle with my own life? You help by doing what you are moved to, and not making it any more complicated than that. Churchill didn’t have grand ambitions. He told those who were convinced he did, that he didn’t. He just wanted to see the issue resolved.
You are bound by what you bind. Contained by what you contain. Declare you know and you are defined, and thus limited.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.