The only purpose of life is love. Love is pure. Love is God. Love is without purpose.
But the mind is purposeful. It absorbs information, transforms it into knowledge and acts accordingly. Most of the time it is so crammed with information that there is virtually no room for the infusion of fresh knowledge. We refuse to let go of our blocks, superstitions, grudges and beliefs that are no longer relevant.
The ever-changing nature of life gives us the opportunity to eliminate the obsolete and irrelevant in us through new experiences. Such experiences should refine or replace our existing knowledge for us to remain relevant at all times. This is akin to the periodic replacement of lubricant to keep the machine in running order.
In order to fulfil our existence in the worldly sense, we need to compromise. The heart represents purity, faith and passion while the mind stands for discipline, logic and analysis. The purposeful mind must combine with the purposeless heart to achieve the golden mean.
Through this golden mean we can move closer to a mind without motive. This should be the motive of our life.