The value in thought

QUESTION: Masters, I liked your answer on our life’s purpose. I, too, ask this question frequently. I suppose that I will not actually consciously know my purpose during this lifetime. If our soul is here to experience this world in order to gain maturity as a soul, it occurs to me that all experience is experience. Sitting back and just wondering why I am here is boring. Going out taking risks, exploring and taking notice of what I feel drawn to-even the “bad” experiences-makes me more experienced today than yesterday. It would be good to hear what you have to say about this, even though not hearing from you is also valuable! Which just leaves it to us to work things out.

ANSWER: We love your analysis! Your conclusion is perfect-it is up to you to work out all the lessons in life so that you may get that valuable knowledge for which you came to Earth. Yes, the bad experiences are just as important, if not more so, than the good ones. Don’t you remember the things that didn’t go right better than the things that did?

What we would like everyone to contemplate is the process that your question points out. You learn by looking at your life from every possible angle. But that is not the end of the job. Until you verbalize your conclusions, the actions do not become a part of who you are. Formulating a question, if you think about the process, is the best way to begin to change and get your answer to the events in your life.

If you don’t engage in the process of living you are not alive. If you are not alive you are not learning. If you are not learning you are not fulfilling your purpose on Earth. If you do not fulfill your purpose in coming to Earth you will have to start over and do it all again. Examine your life and get the answers so you don’t have to return to the beginning.