The Function of Life is to Feel

The function is what a thing does. The purpose is why it does it. The function of life is to feel. Then the why is up to you. You can feel whatever you want; you cannot avoid this- however, you can choose the feeling.

Feelings are energy. Energy is a magnet for life energy.

How you feel about anything is a factor in the way you experience life (sometimes called perception).

Everything you do, you do for feelings, either to achieve a certain feeling or to avoid certain feelings. Children (you, maybe) are born innocent, and vulnerable to abusive adults around them.

Parents manipulate children to meet their own unresolved needs and children idealize their parents.

No rejection ever goes unavenged.

For example- a woman despises her father for whatever reason. She will seek to unburden herself by humiliating her son. The son grows up idealizing his mother – he then seeks revenge on other women

Break the cycle.

It is still pervasive.

Look around.

Forgiveness is a tool. Feelings are like the soul.

We can handle any feelings we want to simply by being them.

We have blocked our feelings because we are afraid of what we judge as ‘bad’.

A Master channels the feeling he/she wants to have and then, has that feeling.

Salvation is forgiveness.

Your part is to be happy.

You give but to yourself.


Joanne Victoria
Joanne Victoria
JOANNE VICTORIA is the author of 7 books including Lighting Your Path - How To Create the Life You Want and Vision With a Capital V - Create the Business of Your Dreams. Joanne lives in the Greater Seattle, WA area. After professions such as Real Estate Broker/Owner, CFO of an investment company, CFO and Sales & Marketing Director of a home-building company, owner of New Directions, a business development firm as well as Gemma & Bixley, a coaching and consulting company, Joanne was ready for her next adventure, helping Leaders & Entrepreneurs live the life they want. Joanne took her business and personal development expertise, added in several ounces of intuition and humor, along with studies in philosophy, Buddhism, and leadership, all to be the best-qualified Life Coach ever. Joanne Victoria is the host of the "The Sanity Project Podcast", and helps frustrated and almost burned out Leaders & Entrepreneurs discover their True Calling to unleash the power of their minds to make a greater impact on the world, benefit humanity, and be more successful

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  1. Hi Jonathon…you are correct, certainly about creating yourself. I am currently reading a book about soul contracts, i.e., where/when we have decided what our lives will be like. It can be confusing at best, however, if we all remember that your/our God (Buddha, Christian, Islam, Hinduism, etc) is at the top of this scenario and continue to be clear on all things.

    Many thanks,
    Joanne Victoria

  2. Thank you, Joanne, for a very thought provoking post. I enjoyed reading it and triggered some of my own thoughts.

    “Feelings are energy. Energy is a magnet for life energy”.. how very true, but then these ‘feelings’ are influenced by a myriad of external factors, right from the time one is born.

    However, I believe that the basic ‘function’ of life is to LIVE, and not merely to exist.
    I believe the purpose of life, the how’s, the why’s, the wherefores etc can be expanded to include the value of life we each create for ourselves. In the end, it is the how we lived our lives will matter

    Marie Curie: The secret of life is to have no fear; it’s the only way to function.

    George Bernard Shaw: Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

    Biblically, it is up to us – devoting ourselves to God in life is the way to live an honest and happy life. All the choices we make in our life should be made for His honor.

    William James: The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.