Ultimate Fulfillment 27

by Christopher Lovejoy on October 12, 2014

My purpose in life is to explore, express, approach and, if possible, realize the ultimate in personal fulfillment in this lifetime, for this world, at this time, in harmony with who I know myself to be, even as I come to know myself more deeply and fully in space and time.

This, in a nutshell, is my passion project.

In my approach to ultimacy, which I construe as “the best and most imaginable and attainable”, I have three questions that guide me in terms of personal fulfillment:

  1. what exactly is ultimate (objectively speaking)?;
  2. what do I view as ultimate (ideally speaking)?; and
  3. what do I deem ultimate (essentially speaking)?

In light of these guiding questions, I keep this distinction in mind: if my intent is to approach the ultimate in personal fulfillment, then my motive is to cultivate and realize, to the best of my ability, my own vision and version of the ultimate in personal fulfillment.

Think of it this way: if the first serves to goad, the second serves to guide.

In service to my purpose in life, I have conceived, out of my own imagination, from my own inner guidance, over the course of many blog posts, a notion that I call “the cosmic field of play”.

My conception of this field of play grew out of my study of the Cosmic Life Review, which can be viewed as an opportunity to gauge, at some future time, how well and how much I (a) realized the essence of my soul and (b) fulfilled the purpose of my spirit.

In other words, how well and how much did I (a) satisfy the heart of my soul? and (b) fulfill my spirit in harmony with my soul?

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With my current incarnation of the cosmic field of play, my intent is threefold: (1) to make key distinctions between soul and spirit in relation to the ego in terms of presence and pretense; (2) to explore and examine the continuum that is light, gray, and dark pretense in light of presence; and (3) to merge my understanding of these distinctions with what I come to know about pretense in the light of presence. Needless to say, I cannot expect to do all of this in one blog post. And so, why am I doing this? What are my motives?

Well, for one thing, I feel compelled guided to do so. I sense rather strongly that I can open myself up to ultimacy with an approach that gives due respect to pretense in relation to presence.

Second, I enjoy finding myself surrounded by vast open fields, and a field of play – defined as “a sphere of activity or interest” – seems rather appropriate for someone who likes to walk lightly upon this earth. Besides, a sphere is symbolic of wholeness, which implies completion, and therefore fulfillment.

Third, I’ve always been intrigued by pretense, both as conduct and as a phenomenon, everywhere on the continuum, from dark to gray to light. I am told that, in my toddlerhood, after missing hallowe’en because of minor sickness, I went around knocking on doors and ringing doorbells in the hopes of getting my share of treats. I was not disappointed. I was a pretentious young lad, in more ways than one.

Fourth, and most importantly, I’d very much like to answer this question: just how much creative control of my life (and lifestyle) can I wield responsibly in this world, at this time?

… and still be happy, content, satisfied, and fulfilled as a person, as a spiritual being in human form.

A field of play, in which life is approached lightly, which encompasses all of experience (or should I say, all of my experience?) could be the means by which I become a master of manifestation.

Note: I now have a page devoted to my evolving outline on the ultimate in personal fulfillment, which is found here, accessible from the nav menu under “Be Here Now”. I’ll inform readers of updates.

Next: Ultimate Fulfillment 28

Note: this ever growing perspective began here: Ultimate Perspective

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