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No, I don’t mean on Ricochet. I mean here, on this Earth. That might sound like an esoteric question, but it comes from a very grounded (no pun intended) belief that we live a richer life when we know — in our hearts and minds — what we are placed on this Earth to do. And you don’t need to be religious to explore this life issue for yourself.
Over 20 years ago, I began to explore this question and found I was actually asking myself the meaning of having a personal mission statement. I had already begun my Buddhist practice, and I realized that one of the goals of Buddhism was to relieve suffering. More than that, I suddenly knew that my goal was not just to relieve my own suffering, but the suffering of others.More