Is the Goal of Life to Love?

John Burch, who made this 3-minute video, thinks like I think. Watching it, I kept saying yes, yes, yes, feeling like I was heart to heart with him. And, I kept thinking it might be understood by people on all sides of the political and socio economic spectrums, where it would unite us to reach for our highest potential as a world.

How about you? Do you think it could enroll everyone? Do you agree with all his points?

Here are some I especially resonate with:

We are being called “to be as wise and as loving as the system that produced us.”

That “a global community with a culture that works for the benefit of all life is one of our most urgent tasks.”

“The only reliable resource for security in the world today is relationship.”

And, I like this advice for what to do in the face of not knowing how to create that world we can envision:

“Therefore, we must successfully manage the nuclear threat, climate change, water shortage, terrorism and many other issues in order to buy time for the future.”

The older I get the more I think about why I’m here. What’s the point? What’s the goal? How about John Burch’s premise that the goal of life is to love? What do you think?

See more from John on his website: I’m feeling that same heart to heart connection as I keep finding what’s there!



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  1. Ed Lantz July 20, 2018

    Love it and agree on all points… except one. Colonizing Mars is a good thing.

    If I’ve learned anything from observing nature, its that the survival of life depends on innovation, exploration and, at times, colonization. In our post-modern age, we should now be capable of conscious colonization… Moving off of the planet Earth and into the solar system is not abandoning Earth. We absolutely need to be sensitive to human effects on our biosphere and make adjustments. This is not mutually exclusive to populating the solar system.

    • SUE Speaks July 21, 2018

      That’s a good conversation to be having, don’t you think? Did you see a little video I made that touches on that topic? You’ve got me thinking. Maybe a topic for an event???? There could be a few questions to deal with at your wonderful Vortex Dome?????

  2. Steve Morey July 20, 2018

    Maybe we will need to leave running the world to artificial intelligence because unfortunately we humans are plagued with ego? The most powerful map that I’ve come upon to let go of ego and embrace love is ‘A Course in Miracles’ which uses relationships and forgiveness to bring us home to oneness.

    • SUE Speaks July 20, 2018

      At this point, any intelligence would be better than what we’ve got. And, I’m with you that the Course is a potent way to attune to the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Maybe this way, too:!

  3. Brian Wadlow June 28, 2018

    “Fear is like a giant fog. It sits on your brain and blocks everything. Real feeling, true happiness, real joy, they can’t get through that fog. But you lift it and buddy you’re in for the ride of your life.” – Albert Brooks, “Defending Your Life”

    “Love is at the root at everything, all learning, all relationships, love or the lack of it.” – Fred Rogers

    I think our survival depends on embracing and embodying these two concepts.

    • SUE Speaks June 30, 2018

      “Love is Letting Go of Fear” was a big bestseller as the answer to everything when the New Age was young. I got Jerry Jampolsky, the author, to come stay at my house and be the star speaker at a sort happening I produced the next day in my Challenge for Champions series of day-long events to get a conscious community to happen. Our girl, a teenage Liza, was there!

  4. Pennell Rock June 18, 2018

    This is a wonderful film. We should all realize and practice it.

  5. Hi Suzanne,

    I just saw this. Thank you so much, for taking the time to think and respond to my LoveShift video! This is the kindest post anyone has ever made for something I did!!!

    • SUE Speaks June 17, 2018

      That warms my heart. I am so happy to be promoting something as wonderful as what you did!!!!

    • Bless you Heart to Heart and Love YOU to Life! In the decades we’ve been allies, you’ve done work like this. You are a TEAM LEADER for sure.

      • SUE Speaks July 20, 2018

        Dear Spoon Bender of the highest order — Look who’s talking! Given that you can turn a stainless steel basting spoon into a pretzel, what else could we do with these minds of ours? I’m actually a ways along with a project where I use your twisted spoon to validate the fact that the mind can affect matter, and if I can pull off a worldwide focus of thought that affects physical reality we might be onto a way to turn the world around!!!

  6. Victoria June 14, 2018

    Loved the two quotes, “The future belongs to those with a fitness for change,” and, “The true nature of anything is the highest it can become” reminds me very much of the old Taoist saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

    • SUE Speaks June 18, 2018

      Those quotes and more. He has his focus so clearly on the essence of who we are and what we are doing here that each new statement went right to that zingy place in me where it was yes, yes, yes!

  7. This video is true, beautiful, and inspiring – a real call to action! Going Noozoic makes sense. New eyes, new definition of ourselves, our country and our planet is required for continued evolution. Otherwise, in the old eyes of militarism and war, we all die and the great human experiment on this earth nursery goes extinct. A new and collective consciousness is the existential revolution of hope and re-creation. In harmony with this wonderful message, I have just recently renamed my “Fortune Formula” work, which seems old and outdated, into “Have the Best Life Ever: Live and Love the Treasure Map Within.” This is what I can do to be part of the Noozoic gathering of conscious forces!!!!!!!! Thank you for posting this.

    • SUE Speaks May 31, 2018

      I’m with you, of course. How has your work changed beyond just a title change? I’ve never heard “Fortune Formula” applied to what you do with the Voyager Tarot deck that you’re famous for creating, and is it readings from that which have undergone some radical revision?

      • Great question, Sue!

        Well, “Names and Titles Matter!” Instead of being a tarot “fortune teller,” I have always viewed Voyager Tarot as a tool for “fortune creation,” which means that the Cards give us the roadmap for the conscious creation and sustaining of “wholistic” good fortune – happy, healthy, wealthy, whole and holy!

        Indeed, I am a tarot revolutionary, but its a real chore because of the glut of novelty decks for entertainment.

        In synch with the wonderful video, I am firmly in the camp of the “Noozoic” consciousness revolution. To do that means releasing outdated words and titles like “tarot.” Instead, I call Voyager “mapping” and “self-coaching” that utilizes imagery, metaphor, and myth for redefining, reimagining and reinventing our personal and collective story. The purpose of this repurposed medium is so that we can love, laugh, and liberate ourselves to an evolved consciousness and lifestyle.

        A Los Angeles “New Age” store titles itself “UNPLUG.” It features this following description of itself with these keywords: “Experience bliss through meditation, mindfulness, guided imagery, aromatherapy, crystal healing, sound baths, breathwork, life coaching, hypnosis, tapping, chakra balancing.” Hmmmm….what do you think?

        • SUE Speaks June 1, 2018

          Boy, UNPLUG is quite something. I’m so glad you told me about it.

          Unplug is the first drop-in modern meditation studio in the world.
          L.A. Has a Stunning New Shrine to Meditation

          It’s an echo of the Human Potential Movement, with all the practices and modalities for self-development they offer. Articulate people describe a mostly hit but sometimes miss experience, with misses coming from certain modalities they think are bogus and certain teachers they don’t like in every modality. More significantly, a lot of high-minded people are high on what they’ve experienced and that’s great.

          It’s only in the last few years that meditation stores have been around, and it’s steps in the right direction for spreading better energy.

          UNPLUG is a prod to get serious about the Pleasure Palace that’s been a gleam in my eye for a long time — a go-to place for all the ways in which experiences for bodies and minds would enrich people’s lives, that also would be home to a think tank to come up with outside the box ideas to get past the self-interest that runs us now, where the conviviality of a mover and shaker community is something you cant find anywhere now.

          We need is a benefactor. Maybe you’ll pull out the Voyager Cards and do some fortune creation with me. Literally. Great that you use the cards to send people in a good direction. I know what you do helps people and I have a better sense of why now.

          Anybody reading this might want to play? Be in touch. I have a history of doing things where high-mind and play go on together, so the Pleasure Palace isn’t pie in my sky. For some of that history go to, and start reading here:

          ELF Enterprises Unlimiting was born. ELF stood for Enlightenment, Love and Fun; the motto was “Put the elf back in self”; and the pathway to community was play. People could relate to each other that way.

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