Who am I?
Why am I here?
What is the meaning of life?
What is my purpose?
If you are like most people, you are probably wondering what the heck this all means.
We are literally walking around this planet with amnesia not knowing who we are or why we are here.
Many religions such as Christianity, Muslims, Jewish, Hindu, and so on all claim to have the answer.
And while many of them do a good job of attempting to make sense of it all, do any of them truly have THE answer?
So what does this mean?
While many religions do offer some good values to follow such as don’t steal, be good to one another, don’t lie, and so on, if you truly look at the core beliefs by all of the worlds religions, you will see that they are all basically the same.
Life Has No Meaning
I know this may sound strange, but you must first understand that at its core, life is meaningless. It has absolutely no meaning. It is us humans who give it meaning:
“This is good”
“This is bad”
“This is right”
“This is wrong”
“I like this”
“I don’t like this”
The greatest power that has been gifted to each one of us is the power to give meaning to life. Each one of us gets to decide on what every situation in their life actually means.
This is very important because once you understand this and make it your own, it gives you all of the power to create the life you truly want to live.
Only you get to decide what each circumstance in your life means. While other people will do there very best to tell you what it should mean, you do not have to listen to them.
Everything in life comes down to beliefs and definitions. However you choose to define a situation is the experience you will get out of it.
This being said, what you must understand is that all beliefs are self-reinforcing. What I mean by this is that whatever you choose to believe, your reality will reflect this belief back to you and show you that it is true.
This is why so many people argue over their beliefs because each group of people with their set of beliefs truly believe that their way is the only way.
There can be an infinite amount of beliefs as to the meaning of life regardless how much you believe that your belief is the correct one. Just look at all of the conflict around the world and you will quickly see millions of people who all believe one idea and think that their idea is THE TRUTH.
And while their truth is true for them, it is not THE TRUTH because life can literally have an infinite amount of meaning because everything is inherently neutral and void of meaning.
“If a tree falls, does it make a sound?”
The tree only makes a sound if someone is there to hear it make a sound and give it the meaning of “sound.”
So the first step in the process of getting a better understanding of “What is the meaning of life?” is to understand that life has no meaning until you give it meaning.
Now that you know this, the real question is this: What will you do with this gift?
To truly get the most from your life, you must decide what your purpose is. You have to choose what the meaning of life life is. Without doing so, life will have no meaning and you will continue to walk around this planet aimlessly unfulfilled because you have not chosen what your purpose is.
To do so, read this article on how to find your life purpose.
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