"To make as our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness."
For me, there is individual purpose as well as the overall collective purpose of the community. Personally, I believe I have found my purpose, and while I am not acting fully within that purpose at this point in time I know I am on the correct path. I am a work in progress. So no matter what comes my way, challenges, obstacles or failures, knowing that I have a purpose supplies me with the drive and ammunition to keep striving.
My purpose keeps me from giving up, from quitting, even in the face of adversity. I survive.
So do my brothers and sisters scattered across the globe. Together we strive and survive each and every day and that collective energy combines (not to bring Captain Planet) but to bring about the positive changes we envision for our communities, nations and the world at large.
Because all our individual purposes tie into one supreme and divine purpose. A purpose ordained by the creator who awaits our return, our enlightenment.
Too many of us fall victim to fear and pain and as such we delay achieving our true purposes with excuses and procrastinations.
But the world will never change if we live in fear.
The world will never change if we continue to do nothing, if we fail to fullfil our obligations.
For those of you out there who have lost sight of your purpose I recommend Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' to set you back on your path.