Meaningful Monday-The Meaning of Life


“Explore everything around you, penetrate to the furthest limits of human knowledge, and always you will come up with something inexplicable in the end. It is called life.” Albert Schweitzer

The age-old questions have always been, what is the meaning of life? Why am I here?

In the greatest sense, I guess we can say that the meaning of life can be in totality what each person has learned throughout their own life. Who knows? Maybe those who came before us, our grandparents, great grandparents and so on…. learned the meaning, if hey did, they no blueprint behind.

The meaning of life should not be dictated by Religion or Politics, it should not be pressed upon us by society. If each person has their own experiences, then the meaning of life can not be collective, it has to be individual because each of can take in a different lesson from one experience. It’s likened to handing two people a camera and asking them to take a photo of a single object. Yes, you’ll have two separate photographs. But each would be taken from the angle of the photographer.

Each person’s perspective detects orderliness and meaning, the product of their mind. The difference between the two resides solely in the perspective, not the thing itself. To find oneself in an age where things can change in a fraction of a second, where everything should be questioned doubt is not necessarily such a bad thing. There is a deep respect for anyone undertaking the quest for truth but you have to ask yourself– what is the truth? Who is dictating the meaning of my life? You must have a reverent “Desire for wisdom!”

I don’t see myself as the best judge of what life is. I have questions just and everyone else. But time exists for all us to do with it as we please. Take long walks on a crisp Autumn morning, roll downhill on the summer grass. Find the meaning of what our life should be, in finding that, we can’t help but find ourselves.

~Happy Monday!


©Etta D. Richards


2 comments on “Meaningful Monday-The Meaning of Life

  1. Tamara Kulish says:

    Meaningfulness is in the eye of the beholder, like beauty!

    My lessons in this life, both those that I teach and those that I learn will no doubt be very different from the person next to me, yet both parties life meanings are powerful!

    I want to share an awesome book I’m in the beginning of reading (and blogging) about: “Adventures of the Soul” by James Van Praagh. I’ve gotten sidetracked into watching a video by Amit Goswami about the new learnings in Quantum Physics, since James mentions him!

    James is a medium who has spoken with hundreds of departed souls, and this book teaches us what he learned from them!!

    When we start questioning our life’s purpose, I’ve come to understand that it’s super important to follow your OWN gut feelings and to follow your JOY! These will lead you to the discoveries YOU need in YOUR life!!!

    A path set and dictated by someone else may have a a deep impact on someone close to you who you admire or respect, but in truth, you aren’t on THEIR path, so you shouldn’t be expected to follow in their footsteps!

    This isn’t being disloyal to them! It’s being true to your own soul and spirit!

    I will continue to share what I learn on this great big adventure we’re all on!

    Peace, Tamara

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