I’m presently sitting in a Barnes & Noble and even though it is a workday, it’s packed with people desperately doing their last minute shopping.
I’m not sure this is what all of these people are thinking when it comes to celebrating the holidays, but the more I think of it, the more I think that the meaning of life is to be happy—to celebrate life wherever you find yourself.
I was telling Michelle the other day that the lesson of the gnat-like creatures is the key to transcending the seeming meaningless of life. Contemplating the Eternal qualities of our life often leads to a feeling of existential angst, of “What is the meaning of it all?”
But look at nature, at plants and animals. Most seem, at a minimum, content and often they seem quite happy. They aren’t burdened with our ability to contemplate “better” circumstances. The Light archetype naturally flows through them unhindered.
What if we didn’t have the ability to contemplate “something better?” Wouldn’t we naturally be as happy as the animals?
The present moment—Life right now. Maybe we don’t have to just accept it, that sounds kind of onerous. Maybe we can learn to celebrate it and be thankful. After all, it’s only our minds that stand in the way.
I want to #Remember this. I was born with a high degree of thinking/fixing/making better crap embedded into my psyche. I could use a little more joy-of-the-moment flavoring to sweeten my inherently hard nature.
Life isn’t meant to be fixed or manipulated or held on to. Life’s not meant to be rued in lieu of something better.
No, Life is meant to be celebrated. Life is meant to be enjoyed.
Sitting here, looking out at all the people in the cafe. What is this thing that is trying to block the joy of the moment?
Self-concern (self-contraction, self-consciousness). The Dark Archetype. Self-concern is what gets in the way.
The Dark Archetype is so very subtle—yet so prevalent.
Driving back to the condo (not home, I drive my home), I asked, what is blocking the Joy? Daydreaming, thinking. In a car, you’re not self-conscious, and usually not self-concerned. So what is it? Thinking of anything other than driving and your surroundings.
The meaning of life is to learn to see through the Darkness (mind) and into the Light (TaoGodHer).
What if we didn’t have the ability to contemplate “something better?”
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