As I mentioned above, the purpose of life is more objective.
In other words, it’s not something we have to create or find. Instead, it’s something we realize or tune into.
Because it’s already there, because it’s already intrinsic and innate to who you are, there’s no need to go chasing anything.
Personally, I believe that our purpose in life is to mature on ALL levels: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
The spiritual awakening process is an expression of that maturation process: our souls are expanding and growing just like the galaxies. And like pregnancy or childbirth, this growth can be a painful process. But it’s part of life’s purpose.
As professor of cultural anthropology and religious studies, Bonnie Glass-Coffin wrote,
As I have come to realize through my life’s journey, the purpose of our human embodiment is, actually, to grow a soul. Like the making of a body during nine months of gestation, soul-making is also a process. For, although we are born with it, our soul continues to develop with every life experience. Our sufferings are simply the secretions that add to its luster—like a pearl inside an oyster. Making soul is the process of a lifetime, or several lifetimes. Mystics, saints, and shamans of ages past and of today, from places far and near, refer to this eternal sojourn in many ways, yet whatever terms are used implies a conscious engagement with our true potential as divine partners in creation. This is what it means to “grow a soul.” This is what it means to commune with our essential nature.
On a metaphysical level, the question can be asked, “What are we maturing toward?” What is the point of all this hassle?
This is a complex topic, but in a nutshell, our metaphysical purpose is to unite with Life/Spirit, to become one with the Divine. Ancient spiritual traditions all throughout the world have agreed and referred to this by many names: Enlightenment, Illumination, Self-Realization, Heaven, Oneness, Nirvana, Bliss, Wholeness, Moksha, non-dual awareness, Buddhahood, and so on.
How do we get there?
There’s a multitude of spiritual and religious paths that will suit you based on your mental/emotional/spiritual level of maturity.
Meditation is a common and recommended path. Inner work is another powerful practice .
It is a non-dogmatic practice that can be integrated into any belief system. The healing and inner transformation they produce is quite amazing.
To find your meaning in life, you need to learn you need to learn how to find yourself.
Excerpts from the loner wolf.