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Subject: One's Purpose and Identity
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: dtnl42-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 19 Sep 2004 11:02 PDT
Expires: 19 Oct 2004 11:02 PDT
Question ID: 403322
What are the different ways that one can discover who they really are,
and why they are really here?
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Subject: Re: One's Purpose and Identity
From: daytrader_7__6-ga on 19 Sep 2004 17:08 PDT
Subject: Re: One's Purpose and Identity
From: glory2god-ga on 25 Sep 2004 07:54 PDT
Why not ask the one who created you?  My advice would be to get a good
version of the Bible that you can understand (example:  New Living
NIV).  Also, the book "The Purpose Driven Life" (What Am I Here For?)
is excellent.  God Bless You.
Subject: Re: One's Purpose and Identity
From: deemz-ga on 04 Oct 2004 10:12 PDT
In Islam's view that was founded by Allah, the only god, that u have
been created only for one reason , u can find all other might-be
purposes in this reason , try to use it as far as u can :

"Your Creator has not created you for the service of others but for
His own service. He is not like your false gods, which receive
sustenance from you and godhead of which cannot function without your
help, but He is a God Who is the Sustainer of all, Who does not stand
in need of sustenance from anyone and Whose Godhead is functioning by
His own power and might. In this very connection, it has also been
stated that whenever the Prophets of Allah have been opposed and
resisted, they have not been opposed and resisted on the basis of any
rational ground but on the basis of the same obduracy and stubbornness
and false pride that is being shown against the Prophet Muhammad
(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and there is no other
motive for it than rebellion and arrogance.

Was quoted from 
Subject: Re: One's Purpose and Identity
From: germanbini-ga on 18 Oct 2004 11:16 PDT
Dear Dtnl42,

I'm a 43 year old woman who?s done a lot of soul searching for the
past several years, myself.  I was raised Catholic, grew apart from
that, was ?saved? when I was a senior in high school, went 2 years to
Bible college, grew apart from that, and yet always felt very
spiritual about God and life in this world.

I?ve met some wonderful teachers online, and through various life
experiences, and feel like I?ve grown quite a bit spirtitually (even
if it might not be in the traditional beliefs.)  ve enjoyed reading
many different books on the subject, and coming up with (my own -
shared by many others in the world) theory.  I've enjoyed learning
from many different sources, including (in roughly the order I read
them in, but you can mix and match the order ;) ),

"The Celestine Prophecy," by James Redfield, 
"The Magic Life," by Ace Starry (,
?The Magic of Thinking Big,? by David Shwartz
?The Power of Positive Thinking,? by Norman Vincent Peale,
?Think and Grow Rich,? by Napolean Hill
?How to Win Friends and Influence People,?by Dale Carnegie,
?How to Stop Worrying and Start Living,? by Dale Carnegie,
?The DaVinci Code,? by Dan Brown,
"The Power of Intention," by Wayne Dyer  (,
?The Greatest Miracle in the World,? by Og Mandino
"You Can Heal Your Life," by Louise L. Hay, 
"The Magic of Believing," by Claude M. Bristol, 
"Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting," by Lynn Grabhorn, 
"The Miracle of Mind Power," by Dan Custer.  

I?ve also compared the tenets of some basic religions, including
Christianity, and Chan Buddhism, and how the beliefs can be reconciled
with each other.

I've also heard that "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle, "The
Present," by Spencer Johnson, and various books by Deepak Chopra ( are also great books along the same
line, but I haven't gotten to them yet.

I attend a Unitarian Universalist (
)church and have been very happy there, as they are very accepting of
people of all beliefs.  I hope you?re able to grow spiritually and
feel confident in yourself and your place in the world. J

If you can figure out how to contact me (I mean that sincerely, as
unfortunately this site restricts listing email contacts), please feel
free to write anytime.
Subject: Re: One's Purpose and Identity
From: curious_-ga on 25 Oct 2004 09:00 PDT
DO NOT LOOK AT THE BIBLE!  Read Ayn Rand instead.  I recommend
starting with Atlas Shrugged, and then reading her nonfiction work
entitled Sefishness: The Unknown Ideal.

Then, spend some time reflecting on what you want.

After that, get a copy of "Personal Power" by Anthony Robbins (yes,
it's self-help but it's great stuff).  It's available on audio book. 
Do the 21 day program, and when you get to the goal setting seminar
take it very seriously.

Best of luck!
Subject: Re: One's Purpose and Identity
From: daytrader_7__6-ga on 25 Oct 2004 13:47 PDT

lol, what are you scared of?  Read the Bible first, then you will
laugh at poor Ayn Rand.
Subject: Re: One's Purpose and Identity
From: mgeorge-ga on 26 Oct 2004 06:15 PDT
The answer is simple (although achieving it isn't) - *meditation*. If
you practice well your quality of mind will improve such that you will
know who you are, why you were born the way you were, and where you
are going. No magic, hocus pocus, belief in mystical things, or for
that matter belief in anything at all. Attain a calm clear mind and
the truth can be seen first hand for yourself.

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