There is an ineffable hunger in each of us that food just doesn’t reach. Yet we keep stuffing ourselves: we live in a nation of obesity; 32% of United States children are overweight; 60% of the Australia population is overweight; making the Aussies the number one obese country and the U.S. a close second.
Starving for Purpose
Why do we eat and eat and never seem to fill our hunger? My answer may be a bit hard to swallow. I believe the human species, with our ability to think, has an inexplicable purpose. How can the unexplainable be explained? How can the indescribable be described? What does purpose have to do with starving?
Wolves On The Run
I believe we are ‘Starving for Purpose’; looking for any and all morsels of food to fill this emptiness. The answer to this ‘ineffable hunger’, came to me in the early morning hours. I lay unable to sleep; images of wolves running through the tundra of Alaska to escape aerial hunters kept filling my mind. How can I stop the images? The cruelty?How can a woman, the Governor of Alaska, condemn these angel beasts to die?
Then my mind is filled with images of wild horses being killed and slaughtered to make room for more beef cattle; the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) believes this is necessary; as if we need more burgers!
What Kind of Stewardship
are these people practicing? Then it came to me; what this ‘inexplicable purpose’ might be. Have you guessed yet? Or, are you satisfied to keep chomping on that whopper? If not, try and swallow this:
Until each human being accepts our number one purpose in life as a ‘steward to the planet and all its inhabitants’ we will never be able to satisfy our hunger!
Ok, so you think Sara Palin is performing a great job as a steward to the planet. She’s done her research about the wolves and caribou and believes that having hunters kill wolves from a plane and chop off their front legs to receive a bounty for performing the job is good stewardship.
Lazy and Inhumane
This practice is NOT GOOD STEWARDSHIP! It’s a lazy and inhumane way of dealing with what the governor and hunters believe to be the answer to wolves killing too many caribou. I believe there is a more humane and sensible answer to what Mrs.Palin perceives as a problem. If it truly is a problem. As a steward to the planet, I need to present an alternative perspective. I must to do something or I’ll never find a way to satisfy my hunger and sleep soundly.
Stepping Up To The Plate
Firstly, I’ll send my contribution, small as it may be, to the Defenders of Wildlife. Then I’ll get in touch with them and find out what they are doing and what else I can do.
You get the point, don’t you? If you are religious or spiritual, you might say this is your ‘divine purpose‘. If you are neither; then it can be an ultimate driving force, a challenge!
Everyone deserve to live life fully. Where to begin? There are people who can help you meet the challenge of being the best possible steward to the planet you can be: to live with passion and fulfillment. No one life is more deserving than another…our interconnectedness is undeniable!
Coming From The Heart
When we know when to shift our focus; we are living consciously. Expression is an intricate process; thoughtful and intentional. Coming from the heart on a daily basis is a challenging and sometimes a fearful encounter. Living your purpose means coming from the heart every minute of every day.