We had the pleasure of interviewing Dave Dale, Author of The Purpose Of Life: To Love And To Create. Here are the excerpts from the interview.
Hi Dave, Great to have you with us today! Please share with our readers what inspired you to write the book.
What is the purpose of life? Why are we here on this tiny planet amidst the immense vastness of the Universe? Can our lives have significance and meaning?
I have groped with these questions since I was a child, and I would grill my father on them.
To these questions, I never found a remotely satisfactory answer in everything I read or heard. Many of the purported answers to those questions from philosophers and physicists, such as life is “absurd” or “pointless,” I could not accept. I just look around and see the intrinsic, magnificent beauty of the earth and the infinite wonder of the Universe and know there is an answer befitting the splendor around us. It is simply illogical to believe that, against all odds, we are born here amongst such awe to just suffer or meander through a meaningless and pointless existence. The many wonders and inspirations, such as the pure love that is a newborn baby or the exquisite beauty of a single rose, provide touchstones to intriguing answers.
However, tragedies are hard to comprehend and add to the mystery.
I wanted answers to the primal questions, and it just did not seem anyone else was going to provide them to me. As a result, I decided to start writing this book, and I was amazed at what I discovered.
Please share more about your book, The Purpose Of Life: To Love And To Create.
Loving and creativity are fundamental, and the building blocks to finding purpose and meaning in life. On that, I am resolute. My book is an exploration of the profoundness and nuances of love and creation and why they are so vital.
Almost all of us mouth the words I love you several times a day to our partner, children, and parents. It is not that we don’t mean it or feel love for those people, it is more we don’t explore love, and it becomes static–condensed in our private little world.
We unconsciously minimize love by thinking of it as an emotion, or the opposite of hate, or saying we love a particular TV show, type of food, article of clothing, or sports team.
After reading my book, I hope everyone re-evaluates their concepts of love and creativity and reveres them more. But I also would like it if every reader contemplates deeply how love and creativity can be the key to instilling purpose and meaning in their lives.
I also know that life is not all rainbows and chocolate, and I have tried to confront why we all face gut-wrenching tragedies and complex paradoxes in our lives.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
You can check out my Amazon author profile.
Thank you so much, Dave, for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!