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Life Has No Meaning


“Life has 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 

What is the Meaning of Life?

If you are the answer, then take a good look. Whatever meaning you are bringing to life is what will show up in your life. Observe the quality and character of people you attract. Are they honest, accountable, kind and productive? Or are they victims, often complaining about how the world owes them a living?

 Examine the circumstances and situations you attract. Is there joy and fulfillment or struggle and pain? What are your actions, reactions and inactions generating, creating and causing as you go through your days? Are you generally happy and fulfilled and do you feel grateful for all the abundance around you? Or are you often filled with anxiety, suspicion and trepidation? What are the feelings that dominate your experience and what do others experience around you?

 What does all of this tell you about what you consider meaningful?

 Who are you? What are you? If each of us has meaning, perhaps it is to BE WHO YOU ARE, to be the unique miracle you were born to be, to fulfill in implied promise to the world. If that is so . . . how are you doing? At any given moment you have a choice . . . a choice to give or take, create or complain, connect or separate, thrive or just survive. Each choice you make determines your experience of life, making it meaningful or meaningless.

“When you were born, you were given a ticket called Life. It didn’t promise you a good show. It didn’t promise you a bad show. It just promised you a show. What you make of it is up to you.”

Stewart Emery

 Only you can decide. Essentially, there’s nothing to “get” – only a space to contribute. There’s no inherent meaning to Life. It’s up to you. How’s the show so far?

 Take a few minutes to listen to this 4 minute video of what one child’s view of life. It is quite special . . .

Child’s Meaning of Life 

Thank you to my good friend Karin Tredrea for sharing this video. It was good, wasn’t it?

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