The mission of our lives should be to become ourselves and, in so doing, bathe in the light of the peace which that accomplishment brings. There is no better way to be.
Yet many of us bend to rules and dictates which do not fit us until we learn to tap into our psyches and find who we really are inside. The completion of this mission greatly depends on our circumstances but mostly on our internal fortitude and courage. To separate ourselves from the pack at the risk of ostracization is not easy feat. Finding the self is a goal that combines self improvement with what is hopefully a growing understanding of the fundamental fabric that we are composed of. We are challenged to grow but still not stray away from our basic nature.
To achieve a strong sense of self is to attain the most important goal of our lives because it is in so doing that we will be able to tend to others as genuine beings.