Time, purpose, and love. How are these three related together?

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This article talks about time and purpose in relationship to love.

When these three are all properly related together, and working in unison, happiness springs forth from this combination. Happiness was there all the time though.

The secret to happiness lies in an interesting paradox to the answer of why we even ever think to look for secrets to find happiness, in the first place. Most of us seem to be unhappy now.

Having the time of your life is not necessarily your right purpose

"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens."


The above two lines are the beginning lines of some very well-known verses that can be found in the old testament book of the Christian bible, Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, verses 1 to 8.

The verses in this bible quote speak about there being a set time for various things to happen, or to take place in. We should not be the same all of the time.

At times we might cry, at other times we might laugh, just to give one example of the point the writer of this passage was trying to make for us there.

Sometimes we might feel down, or unenthusiastic about pursuing our interests.

Reaching past such disillusionment requires you to gain a new sense of perspective on the operation of time as it links to purpose.

Never waste time doing things off purpose, but then again, never do purposeful things just to waste time either.

Purpose and time must combine efficiently to get the rightful purposes scheduled ahead of other more mundane purposes.

These less important purposes are purposes that perhaps can go on the back burner for now. This is because something else must come ordered in line, before these smaller purposes are tackled.

Don't ever ignore your greater purpose to pursue only sideline purposes that will often distract you then from your main purpose for your being you.


There is a right time and a right place for all things to happen, as the preacher Ecclesiastes has said.

Photo credit: The photo used here has been freely taken from the public domain section of Wikimedia Commons.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy, or is it?

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy."

This quote is from a guy that probably should know what he is talking about. It's from the Dalai Lama.

Happiness a purpose? I do not thinks so!

Happiness is a given. It does not have to be searched for. It is not a purpose to be found, or followed.

What then is happiness?

There is a great saying about happiness, and this is that if you stop to think if you are happy or not, you will often then think that you are not happy. If you want to be happy, just be happy by loving. The search for happiness is really the search for love.

"To be happy is simply to be your real self."

True happiness exists within, and loving is the way to release it within you. Unless you love, you will never be happy.

Without love, there could be no happiness.

It is a lack of conscious awareness that prevents you from fully loving from the complete happiness inside of you that it is possible for you to love from.

Deciding to love despite all outer appearances that are trying to stop you, always brings this inner happiness to you. There is no need to decide to be happy then, just decide to always be loving.

Photo credit for the photo used here:

"Dalai Lama (14481761838)" by Christopher Michel from San Francisco, USA - Dalai Lama. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dalai_Lama_(14481761838).jpg#mediaviewer/File:Dalai_Lama_(14481761838).jpg

Love, love, and more love. It's always only ever always just about love

Senryu: About happiness

Sadness balances,
happiness then has meaning.
Love needs no meaning!


The above short poem was inspired by me reading this quote (see below) from the well-known, and highly regarded Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, (1875 to 1961).

"The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."

This might be right of course, because we live in a world of duality.

God doesn't presumably live with these opposites though, so is God happy then? Has happiness got meaning to God?

Love doesn't make you happy, if you are not already happy, because the truth is that nothing else can ever do so. You are choosing to be unhappy.

Abraham Lincoln, a former American President, (1809 to 1865) knew this:

"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

he reportedly once said.

Of course in relation to what I have just said above, I could change his quote to this one instead, which perhaps would be more apt.

"Most folks are as unhappy as they make up their minds to be."

Photo credit: The photo used here has been freely taken from the public domain section of Wikimedia Commons.

Happiness is sometimes like an oasis that lives within love's world

Happiness doesn't have to just live within such oasis's though. Happiness can live within all places, if you love all of these places equally so.

Happiness is a spring of love that lives inside you though just the same.

When you drink of its living waters, you are happy. It is that simple.

When you do not live from these living waters, by your drinking from waters that are lifeless in the sense that you are being poisoned by them, you will feel unhappy as a result of your doing this.

Sadness lives within happiness as do all other emotions live within love too.

There are no opposites to love.

There is just a splitting up in a way of its many infinite phases or states which can all be experienced individually so that you might learn more of the wisdom of this aspect of love by its being isolated out for you to study it in this way through your life.

Time and purpose exist only ever because of love. We can see love's rainbow only because of the existence of this time. Our higher purpose is to learn from seeing love in these newer ways.

We are to gain wisdom from our experiences with love, by seeing into its truths that are being shone onto us at different levels, or in different shades of light.

Photo credit:

"Libyen-oase1". Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Libyen-oase1.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Libyen-oase1.jpg

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author avatar Carol Roach
6th Feb 2015 (#)

well researched, you got to love the Dalai Lama

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author avatar spirited
6th Feb 2015 (#)

yes, I do like him too, and I know what he meant, but I was just taking another tack on it here, thanks Carol.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
6th Feb 2015 (#)

Spirited, great article as always. My favorite line is "time and purpose exist only ever because of love" That just makes me feel good to say it. I'm still not convinced there is any such thing as time but I do love this article. Smiles to you tonight and always!

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author avatar spirited
7th Feb 2015 (#)

"Happiness was there all the time though"

Love is there all the time too.

These things are untimed.

Time is essentially of our own making I feel.

We invented it as humans so that we can differentiate between experiences with love, and purpose, and truth, I think.

thanks Nancy, time might indeed be a figment of our imagination.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
7th Feb 2015 (#)

Spirited, you are the first person ever to understand my thoughts on time! Hugs to you! You are the very best!

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author avatar Utah Jay
7th Feb 2015 (#)

Happiness and love and how blessed am I by the good Lord above to be overflowing of both...Life is good, now if we only had money...Another great article spirited.

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author avatar spirited
7th Feb 2015 (#)

thanks Utah Jay, I am glad you liked this one too.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Interesting thoughts as always Spirited. Happiness happens differently to different persons. For people like me, it is through contentment though others will demur such an attitude as it can denote laziness! Some accumulate money while others are into helping those in need.

I recall one who was a given a boon to select - happiness without money or great wealth without happiness - he chose the second. When asked he replied "Give me money first, I don't mind the unhappiness that comes with it"! siva

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author avatar spirited
9th Feb 2015 (#)

thanks siva,

To me there is happiness, love and truth. They are all attributes or aspects of oneness. It is fundamentally then the same happiness that we all experience, but I agree because of our own make-up we can feel it in different ways.

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