The mind is plagued with a number of thoughts each day. We think about what to drink, eat, and work. Burned into the pages of my mind are the number of tasks I feel I "must" complete in a given day. But, the prospect of living in 'need' does not appeal to me. Purpose appeals to me. In meditating on the worries that may very well plague me for today, I begin to remind myself of the long-term perspective of "purpose". I live with the deep assurance that we all die, so life's fate is fairly simple. The real question then becomes, how can I manage these daily thoughts so that I can begin to think about greater things - like courage, purpose, discipline.