Everyone seeks their life purpose outside of themselves
Your life purpose is yourself
You have yourself. And that is enough to work on for a lifetime
Alll these things outside of us are like LEGO blocks and dolls for children. They are toys which, when played with can give our teachers metaphors and parables they can use to teach us deeper truths.
Just like children learn how to have relationships by playing with dolls.. we learn things by playing in the world which can be used to explain higher truths.
We are gigantic children in a 3D playpen.
Then, just like playing for children can be a metaphor for something more important later in life. Our life lived here can be used as a metaphor for our work to grow ourself up.. for our work as we master ourself
Parables are the use of world toys to teach us something about our spirit
The Buddha gives a message about lotus flowers because we know what lotus flowers are
The toys of this 3D world are then able to be used as parables.
So play.. play in this playpen until you have collected as many metaphors as you can.. then your higher self has metaphors it can use to teach you higher truths.
This is why the great teachers say watch rivers, learn from how bamboo bends but does not break, study rocks and the wind..
When we collect metaphors from listening to our world.. it fills our brain with examples we understand that our higher self and guides can then use to teach us higher dimensional lessons.
The purpose of life is to master ourself and the path to doing that is to collect experiences by listening.