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Each of us has a goal in life One may be consciously aware of its existence- it may have been articulated or it may be implicit but none the less it is there just below the surface and can be retrieved and made explicit when we are asked about it This goal however does not complete the causal link between belief and behavior- something else is at work and at a much deeper level This is a desire that is so spread out and so elusive in form that it remains untouched by the intellect But it is there silently molding and directing all our perceptions feelings and attitudes towards some faraway goal This goal can be tangible and expressible in social terms It could represent the desire for a certain life style a certain status or at the other extreme it could be unstated longing to touch the face of God Sometimes this control is felt as a pressure or pull that we are powerless to resist This is however so diffuse that the source and its structure cannot be determined Yet in the final analysis this is the ultimate driver-we would behave very differently without it Its presence leads us to make a particular selection from the flow of possibilities that life presents us It cannot be analyzed by reason because it is not expressed in terms of structures that conscious thought can operate with It remains elusive and the machinery of the intellect of reason and logic having nothing to bite on become impotent If I were asked to state what my inner goal was I would state it in terms of tangibles like a certain level of affluence and social standing There would be more desires-the wish for good health for love and happiness but even as I write this I know and I can feel that this is not the real story I am not a religious person in the
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