What is the meaning of life? An existential pondering that has been considered by philosophers, theologians, psychologists, and most humans at some point in their lives (in the past it was when we weren’t worrying about survival, currently it’s when we’re not worrying about social media).
There have been many theories postulated over the millennia, and yet we still seem to be searching for the answer to that seemingly simple question. Why is it such a difficult question?
During this month of my grand experiment, I have found myself pondering that same question and I have come up with at least one answer that feels pretty good. (to me anyway!)
The reason that question is so hard to answer is because the question has a built in problem. That question, which as existed throughout history, leads us to believe that we are looking for the meaning of life as if it is a singular answer. I propose that the problem lies in the question because I believe there are several meanings to life. I believe that we all have more than a singular reason to exist and everyone’s answers are likely to be individual to them.
The bad news is that this doesn’t truly answer the question for all of us. The good news is it opens the idea that we can answer the question for ourselves and our own answers will be the right ones for us. I love a question that you cannot get wrong! I can figure out my own meaning of life and I can even change it as my life goes along and it is all right because it is what fits my life at any period in time. This is true for everyone who reads this, not just me.
What do you think the meaning of life is for you? I will share some of my personal answers in some future posts, but at this point in time, I don’t want to influence your answers with mine. Your answers will be unique to you, just as my answers are unique to me. Take some time to sit quietly and ponder this question, what is the meaning of MY life? Do while you are sitting or walking a park or while you are looking at the stars on a clear night. Make it fun, not a job, to discover what your answers are for you and I believe you’ll find it isn’t really so hard after all.