Thursday, May 13, 2010

The meaning of life

Possibly the oldest question in the world; What is the meaning of life? I think we all have a time in our life when we question why we're here. As part of that question we wonder what the meaning of life is. I think there's a big difference in this question between what our life's purpose is & the meaning of life.

A life's purpose is what drives us & hopefully what we end up doing. So maybe it's to be a teacher or to help children or to raise money for your favorite cause. There are hundreds of things you can do with your life & each one is just as important as the others. I've written before about finding your life's purpose. I truly believe that we are all born with a life's purpose. There is one thing that we are meant to do. Sometimes it takes us our whole life to discover what this purpose is & sometimes unfortunately, we never discover our true life's purpose. Life has a way of getting in the way of things sometimes, mostly because of our EGO. We move away from our true purpose for the instant gratification of the EGO & become more & more disconnected from our true self (soul) & our true life's purpose. Also, sometimes we can't make money at our true life's purpose, it only gives us great satisfaction. In these cases I always say you should volunteer or take time to do what fulfills you, so it's always a part of your life.

The meaning of life, to me, is the same for everyone & that meaning is to love. Through love our life is defined. Love is the greatest gift we have to give the world. I'm not necessarily talking about romantic love, that's a part of love. I'm talking about growing in love to the point that we give it freely to everyone in our life. Love is the answer to everything, there are no other questions! When we become pure love we are our most like God/universe. Unconditional love is the purest feeling we can know in this human form. It will bring us the greatest joy we can find in our life.

Each of us has the ability to love unconditionally it is only the EGO that keeps us away from this beautiful feeling. We are connected to everyone & everything. This connection is born in love. Learn to love with an open heart. Let go of the need to "get something" in return & make the world a better place.

Till Monday, have a great weekend,


Quote of the day: "The meaning of life is simple, it's to love unconditionally. Open your heart to love & you will be filled with great joy!"

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Bomi Jolly - JollyNotes said...

I love this --

"The meaning of life, to me, is .... Through love our life is defined. Love is the greatest gift we have to give the world. "

I feel the same way!! I hope I always remember that:)!

I enjoyed reading this - thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend too.

~ Bomi

Frank C. said...

A pastor once suggested to reverse the well known phrase, "God is love." and realize that, "Love is God."

Thanks for the blog, Bill. Great way to start the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Simply written but brimming with insight. Thanks for sharing. :)

Sureindran said...

I used to ask this same question many many times but unfortunately never got the answer. I believe you now and thanks for sharing Bill!

Sureindran R.

MhM said...

Nicely written and thought..I am impressed by your take on EGO but cant say the same about Love..

Sometime back, I also tried my hands on answering the question thought you might be intrested. Following is the address to my answer or should i say enquiry:

Please leave commets incase it makes sense or its complete bullshit