When I was younger, I used to hear people talk about “the meaning of life” and what their theory was.
To tell you the truth, it made life seem really heavy.
The weight of our entire existence is a pretty big thought to ponder!
I mean, who REALLY knows why we’re here, and what we’re supposed to do?
When I started my journey of self discovery 4 years ago, I thought about this often; this only lead to more questions and less peace.
When I thought about the meaning of life my head would start to hurt!
After the first year of being somewhat frustrated I decided to give up on that question and focus on living life.
So after 3 years without pondering the meaning of life, the question came back into my head today. So much has happened since I last thought about it; it was like seeing an old friend and I barely recognized him! I feel like an entirely different person, made up of different cells, thoughts, and a different outlook on life.
So as I reflected on the past 3 years a smile came to my face. I knew MY answer to the question “What is the meaning of life?”
The meaning of life for me is to be in the present moment.
To experience life at its fullest!
Think about it; we’re only here for a finite amount of time, so having a FULL life and experiencing it with as much richness and texture as possible seems logical to me.
Being HERE, NOW, and connecting with whatever is in THIS moment is an extremely powerful way to live. If you’re feeling all the emotions life has to offer- love, joy, fear, sadness, etc- then you are making the most out of your human experience. And if you are conscious enough to be aware of your thoughts and feelings, then this is going to bring you some really amazing truths.
Instead of asking ourselves “what is the meaning of life?” We should be asking ourselves questions like:
- What do I love most about life?
- How can I have the most fun and serve the most people?
- Where do I feel the pain of the world, and how can my talents be used best?
- If I were to die tomorrow, what would I want to experience today?
Questions like these get us closer to living a life of happiness and fulfillment. In these questions we can find what our true purpose is, and how we can best use it in this present moment.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”. ~Pablo Picasso
So what do you think the meaning of life is for you?
This powerful question can lead you to many places, but I hope that it leads you within to find your own unique definition so that you can be a light in the world around you.
Having trouble answering this question?
Feeling stuck in your life?
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