What is our Meaning in Life?
by Lora Mendel
Most will agree that the ultimate goal
for human conscious development is to
attain a state of expansive Oneness, of
being one with the Universe, emerging
into what has been called the Cosmic
Consciousness state. There are a number
of ways to enter this experience --
through the mindís discernment between
Reality and appearances, the heartís
way of devotion, love and surrender,
and the way of works, turning the will
away from self-interest towards Truth
and service to a greater Reality than
the limited self, the ego.
Man lives mostly within the confines
of his surface mind, life and body,
but there is also the realm of an INNER
BEING within him which has greater
possibilities and to which he must
awaken as he evolves.
At present man receives only a very
restricted influence from above --
this higher, expanded state of existence
known only in blessed moments - and this
subtle spiritual force is what pushes
mankind to a constant pursuit of a greater
beauty, harmony, power and
knowledge. Iíd say that in this sense
of manís striving for what is beyond,
he is using only a fraction of his
As a first step man must begin by
opening the ranges of this inner being,
to live from that point outwardly,
guiding his earthly life by an inner
light and force. In doing so will he
discover in himself, his true soul,
which is not made up of this outer
mixture of mental, vital, and physical
elements but is the Reality behind them,
a spark from the one Divine Fire.
By living more from centred in oneís
Soul and expressing a purified state
of mind and heart, the individualís conscious
mind moves forward and experiences an
expansion, an opening upward and an
awareness of a higher principle of
Being throughout daily life. As it was
said, the drop is in the ocean and
the ocean is in the drop. And as the Master
said: I and the Father are One. The
limited conscious mind merges with the
unlimited Divine Mind, the source of
All Wisdom, Love and Power, and this
is our true Being, our true home.
Yet it is not all at once that the
greater Light and Force of Wisdom can
be expressed by the developing soul.
Similar to Natureís role in bringing
forth a flower to blossom, there are
several stages or levels of consciousness
through which the ordinary human mind
must pass and evolve to attain the
more expanded mental state of
Truth-Consciousness, or Cosmic
The middle ranges of these higher levels
of consciousness, which pertain to our
mental and soul awareness, need to
be opened up and their power brought
down into the mind, life and body. Then
only can the full power of Truth-
Consciousness, of Life and Being,
work in and through the human nature.
The natural unfoldment of oneís mind
and heart centre is of course a long
and challenging process, but ultimately
a balanced understanding is attained and
spiritual Love and Wisdom become more the
reality in oneís life, one lives more
in tune with soul perfection.
This is how I would perceive our
purpose for being here in the so-called
material world. We must become
spiritually aware of the Meaning of Life.
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