Deng Ming-Dao on Purpose in Life
Suddenly, things snap into focus.
I’ve been pursuing unity all of my life,
But could only glimpse the monstrous vision in fragments;
It has haunted me for years.
Each time I sighted it, I struggled to make it concrete.
At first, it seemed I only had a sculptor’s yare of unfinished figures –
Then it slowly began to make sense,
Gathered from glimpses and inferences.
More and more, the mysterious life comes together.
It may take years to reveal the whole.
That’s all right.
I’m prepared to do the distance.
One’s life’s destiny is not easily revealed. It’s too big. You may certainly set your sights early, but you will still have to make changes and adjustments as your true purpose is clarified. When it does begin to come together, there is a tremendous feeling of assurance.
Then with each step upon the path of Tao, your certainty rings from peak to peak.