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  • Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:357
  • eBook ISBN:9781667841700

Burning To Live

Finding Your Purpose

by Jack Twig

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Overview
In "Burning To Live", Jack Twig recounts how being born without a homeland defined his Life's Purpose. He was dedicated to his family, so providing them with financial security and a home kept him focused and motivated. A series of events, including 2 close brushes with death, all seemed to be part of a divinely inspired destiny that led him to have more than $80 million by the time he was 38. It all just fell into his lap. The money was far more than he or his family would need, so he beleived that he was meant to do something with that money because of how it all came about. He expected that destiny to continue to unfold and guide him on his "mission". He was bitterly disappointed when he didn't receive the divine guidance he had hoped for and began to question his Life's Meaning and all his beliefs. With no guidance and unable to redefine his Purpose, his Life fell apart. He lashed out against all that is good, descended into a dark hole, and became an animal. He caused pain to his family, and when he realized what he had done, he couldn't understand how he could have hurt the ones to whom he had dedicated his Life and love. Over the next 30 years, he searched for Meaning by traveling to many countries while studying and observing religions, science, and human behavior. He lived through many experiences such as racism, war, revolution, and sickness that showed him that most humans are very short-sighted in tough times, and their primary Purpose is their own survival and self-interests. Our survival as a species depends on us realizing that our Purpose needs to be to help Life evolve, not just acquire as much money and power as possible. Until we do understand our real Purpose, humans will continue the never-ending cycle of war and revenge. He was bitterly disappointed when he didn't receive the divine guidance he had hoped for and began to question his Life's Meaning and all his beliefs. With no guidance and unable to redefine his Purpose, his Life fell apart. He lashed out against all that is good, descended into a dark hole, and became an animal. He caused pain to his family, and when he realized what he had done, he couldn't understand how he could have hurt the ones to whom he had dedicated his Life and love. Over the next 30 years, he searched for Meaning by traveling to many countries while studying and observing religions, science, and human behavior. He lived through many experiences such as racism, war, revolution, and sickness that showed him that most humans are very short-sighted in tough times, and their primary Purpose is their own survival and self-interests. Our survival depends on us realizing that our Purpose needs to be to help Life evolve, not just acquire as much money and power as possible. Until we do understand our real Purpose, humans will continue the never-ending cycle of war and revenge.
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In "Burning To Live", Jack Twig recounts how being born without a homeland defined his Life's Purpose. He was dedicated to his family, so providing them with financial security and a home kept him focused and motivated. A series of events, including 2 close brushes with death, all seemed to be part of a divinely inspired destiny that led him to have more than $80 million by the time he was 38. It all just fell into his lap. The money was far more than he or his family would need, so he beleived that he was meant to do something with that money because of how it all came about. He expected that destiny to continue to unfold and guide him on his "mission". He was bitterly disappointed when he didn't receive the divine guidance he had hoped for and began to question his Life's Meaning and all his beliefs. With no guidance and unable to redefine his Purpose, his Life fell apart. He lashed out against all that is good, descended into a dark hole, and became an animal. He caused pain to his family, and when he realized what he had done, he couldn't understand how he could have hurt the ones to whom he had dedicated his Life and love. With no answers and feeling that he was now a burden, he walked away and left everything to them. It was the only way he knew how to say he was sorry. But his 3 children never forgave him, so he has carried the weight of guilt for his mistakes. Over the next 30 years, he searched for Meaning by traveling to many countries while studying and observing religions, science, and human behavior. He lived through many experiences such as racism, war, revolution, and sickness that showed him that most humans are very short-sighted especially in tough times, and their primary Purpose is their own survival and self-interests. It saddened him to see that greed for power and money has always been our primary motivation and that civilization is only a thin veneer, especially when social order is disrupted. Although our technology has advanced, we use it to kill more efficiently, and the result is that we haven't evolved as a species. Our survival depends on us realizing that our Purpose needs to be to help Life evolve, not just acquire as much money and power as possible. Until we do understand our real Purpose, humans will continue the never-ending cycle of war and revenge, such as we are witnessing in Ukraine. The greatest men and women in our history were not the ones that took the most but rather the ones that gave the most.
About the author
Achieved $80 million by the time he was 38 years old; but his life fell apart and he lost his family. Having destroyed his life, and not knowing why and how it all happened, he realized that he was now a burden to those he loved. He walked away, left everything to them, and spent many years looking for the real meaning of Life. MBA Finance, Director in 16 companies, lived in 9 countries, speaks 4 languages, witnessed a revolution that removed a dictator, almost died of pneumonia, but learned what life is about from teenagers who had their legs crippled by gunfire between warring tribes. Please visit www.burningtolive.com. You can connect by email at [email protected]
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