We always try to find our purpose, our path in life. We seek our essence, who we are.
The world will give its answers, it has many. And it does help you find your path, but never through teaching what You are. It merely lists everything You’re Not.
A body, father, human being, woman, businessman, an actor, president, poor, lonely, sick or rich. Unhappy or content, an old man or a child. By teaching you who you are not, the ego simply follows its doctrine:
Seek, but do not find.
Your path is found in none of these things, and yet even the ego can be of help. By recognizing goals it has, you hardly can silence its voice. What you can do, is stop looking for salvation where ego offers it, and finally you too will find that field, “Out there, beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing”.