Sunday Dinner: Living With Purpose


“The mystery of human existence

lies not in just staying alive,

but in finding something to live for.”


Fyodor Dostoyevsky



“Your purpose in life

is to find your purpose

and give your whole heart and soul to it”


Guatama Buddha



“A small change can make a big difference.

You are the only one who can make

our world a better place to inhabit.

So, don’t be afraid to take a stand .”


Ankita Singhal



“The purpose of life is to live it,

to taste experience to the utmost,

to reach out eagerly and without fear

for newer and richer experience.”


Eleanor Roosevelt




“True glory consists

in doing what deserves to be written,

in writing what deserves to be read,

and in so living

as to make the world happier and better

for our living in it.”


Pliny the Elder



“Awareness is the power

that is concealed within the present moment. …

The ultimate purpose of human existence,

which is to say, your purpose,

is to bring that power into this world.”


Eckhart Tolle



“Following your inner guidance

has a unique power all its own.

Even when others can’t understand it,

you can feel your soul being pulled

to the place it truly belongs.”


Kianu Starr



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2020



Things don’t have purposes,

as if the universe were a machine,

where every part has a useful function.

What’s the function of a galaxy?

I don’t know if our life has a purpose and I don’t see that it matters.

What does matter is that we’re a part.

Like a thread in a cloth or a grass-blade in a field.

It is and we are.

What we do is like wind blowing on the grass.”

Ursula K. Le Guin



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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Living With Purpose

  1. Love that begonia – it is gorgeous!

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