I have a problem with seeing the source of my being as outside of myself. That was always my biggest problem growing up Christian. As an Atheist, I do not believe in deity but I do believe in a universal consciousness. I see all that exists as this consciousness's exploration and expression of itself.
While I do not hold to a purpose or plan to life, I do believe life is about exploring all it means to be human. I am determined to love freely, hate freely, mourn and grieve freely, to feel without restaint or rules and regulation on how to act or be, to be true to my human nature and the rapture and ecstasy that results from my connection to the life force of the earth.