Archive for May, 2014

Human purpose: blight or blessing?

“Please don’t kill that insect.”

 “Why not? It’s gross!”

 “He has a right to live too. He has a purpose.”

 “Oh really? What is its purpose?”

 “I’m not sure. But I do know that everyone does. Do you know yours?”



I have had that conversation a number of times. It’s a question I take quite seriously, giving it a lot of contemplation – what is the purpose of humans?

Some of us figure out our individual purpose, but do we really know what it is as a species? I bet that most people have never even given it a moment’s thought.

Some days when I feel very discouraged by the state of the world, I think we are a destructive negative force on the earth. A blight. A cancer even, when I feel the worst and hopeless for our future.

Then when I am feeling hopeful I change my mind. I see that we can bring joy, compassion, peace, beauty and harmony to our world.

And the energy that I bring to the world demonstrates it perfectly. When I’m in a negative space, I am acting from fear, anger, jealousy, frustration, sadness and pain. And when that’s my experience, I am acting as a blight, tainting the energy around me.

But when I’m acting from love, compassion, peace, joy and faith, I bring the blessing of that energy to my surroundings.

Our world is at a cusp, a precipice. We have a choice to make – are we going to be a blight or a blessing? Will we continue down the path of destruction and warring and despair? Or will we make a new choice, bringing light to the world through love and peace?

Each one of us affects the collective energy. It is not something happening “out there” to us.

So I invite you to give it some thought too – what energy will you choose to bring to the world?