THE MEANING OF LIFE

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Society leads us toward a belief system consistent with its expectations and goals… The meaning of life is clearly achieving the “social dream”… Little do we realize that within our self, we have an inner compass which offers us a completely different experience and a unique meaning in life… Instead of a goal oriented lifestyle we can find the meaning of life when living in the “here and now”…. It is not simply drifting into a state of confusion but our feelings move in a highly intelligent manner beyond the ability or understanding of our rational mind… Steve Jobs stated it clearly, “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Children follow their inner compass and find life to be filled with enjoyment and fun… They clearly know what they want and enjoy… and they also know how to live in the”here and now”… We fear such a lifestyle assuming we would not reach all our important goals… And if we live in the “here and now” we surely will accomplish nothing of importance… But actually when following the feelings of our inner compass, we surprisingly find they will mature and grow organically like everything else in nature

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us…we’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value”~ Joseph Campbell