12/22/2014: The Meaning of Life

The Fallen and Forgotten.

The Fallen and Forgotten.

MELBOURNE, FL — #MyLove #Remember

3:13 PM

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 happyThey 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.

4:08 PM

[Insight]

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 ArchetypeSelf-concern is what gets in the way.

The Dark Archetype is so very subtle—yet so prevalent.

4:42 PM

[Insight]

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.

[Insight]

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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3 thoughts on “12/22/2014: The Meaning of Life

  1. Hi. I stumbled across your blog looking for examples of people who hear the voice of God, and how they express it. I felt touched to resond.

    3:13 PM

    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 agree. Make life a celebration. Happiness is, however, does not depend on wealth or security. The real joy comes from our intention. That’s why my favorite aspect of Xmas is giving gifts and donating to charities, plus mapping goals of how I can improve my and others world.

    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?”

    There are multiple galaxies in this universe. I’ve thought that, like Hindus believe in rebirth of all life, if the universe is alive then earth being a compost of all life and matter arising out of eternal space, continually being reborn. Matter cannot be created nor destroyed, the universe is finite and we are self-replicating mirrors of each others existence, both physical and immortal. The choices we make impact our eternal destiny.

    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.

    *These animals are a deep look into the nature of existence. The more we care for them, learn from them, and nurture their existence-the more we understand ourselves and our purpose. Humans have extra tools to understand what the animal sees differently. Maybe they are happier than us, though, because they fulfill their purpose of existence without having to know WHY.

    What if we didn’t have the ability to contemplate “something better?” Wouldn’t we naturally be as happy as the animals?

    *I don’t think we would. In the between states of rebirth many of us have our needs met, but we always seek to explain why. To know why is to know how. We need to know why things work the way they do, so we can help others. It makes me wonder that conscientiousness that we have, is solely to improve our existence for all life.

    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.

    *It’s good to accept life as it is, celebrate our flaws and see the beauty in imperfection. The body stands in the way as much as the mind, unified they are a tiny universe with many possibilities. To me, what stands in the way is doubt, confusion of potential, sin, and wanting for the self, rather than providing more for everyone. I’ve been working on being more ultruistic towards people, and not just seeing it in a self-serving light. While YOU may be a very necessary piece of the picture, without everyone connecting to it no one will know where they stand in the big picture. If we were all molded to fit into the picture, it was our community and connection that provided the future generation of knowledge and understanding.

    The more we connect to eachother the more we see.

    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.
    4:08 PM

    *But if you enjoy creating and fixing, then celebrate your gifts and expand them! Don’t you think if we were meant to be souls experiencing existence, we wouldn’t have been given the hands to create life?

    [Insight]

    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.
    4:42 PM

    [Insight]

    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.

    [Insight]

    The meaning of life is to learn to see through the Darkness (mind) and into the Light (TaoGodHer).

    *Lovely blog, glad I stumbled onto it! 🙂

    I believe there that both darkness and light are capable of creation. I’ve been thinking about how surrounding the earth there is all this dark matter, that at the center of the milky way is a super massive black hole, the stars are like neurons in a web-like jungle of life-like possibilities. But, if you add a bit of relativity and madness we could say that the center is not just a point, but a funnel –and that the galaxies condense and flow through the funnels, like blood through our veins.

    So on the other side of the mirror is a similar world, infinite life-times of light away, where life looks so much better.

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