Wednesday, 6 May 2015

"Relationship with the Greater Self"

---Meaning of life

Lifhas no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer. ― Joseph Campbell

Sometimes it is not obvious to us what will give our existence meaning. Often we delude ourselves into believing that personal achievements will give us 'meaning' only to discover that even a huge amount of success, money and fame fail to give us what we are looking for.

Everyone adds their own meaning to life. The meaning of life is never universal. The meaning of life is never complex. The meaning of life is actually quite simple to think about. Many people help the needy. Others play sports. Both activities add meaning to those lives involved. 

'Meaning' can be found when we do something for the greater good. Some find it in giving back to society, for others it can be being there for their family, friends, community or country. It gives us a sense of belonging, a sense of connection. When we know we are contributing to something bigger, and if we are in awe of it, then the mundane problems become less important and we can deal with personal disappointments much better.

Purposes change, but the overall meaning of life will always stay the same.