The Meaning of Life

background-1517622_640Since time immemorial, philosophers, theologians, and songwriters have been providing truth seekers with hints into the meaning of life. Meaning and “truth” is subjective, of course, so it’s rarely a topic everyone will agree on.

You could easily fill a library with all the volumes of books that have delved into the mysteries of life, but sometimes the simplest answers are the most satisfying.

One song lyric that resonates with me was written by James Taylor in the mid 1970s. “The secret to life is to enjoy the passage of time.” To some people, that might seem overly simplistic, but to me, it conveys a world of meaning.

Acquiring the ability to enjoy the passage of time requires a sense of commitment, a peaceful environment, and the ability to quiet your thoughts. However, when you get in the habit of practicing present moment awareness and feelings of appreciation (gratitude), then sometimes the pieces of the puzzle seem to fall into place.

For many people, I believe the search for meaning and happiness  is elusive because every time they stumble upon a grain of truth — or a silo full of it — they think “It can’t be that simple!”

For those with a more religious or spiritual take on life, the “secret” to inner peace and meaning may be as simple as the saying “Let go and let God.”

I believe that simple truth can be laden with profound meaning, you just have to be willing to give it a chance.

Stay tuned to this blog for more insights, observations, and simple truths.

BTW… It’s good to be a seeker of truth, but don’t look too hard. The answers are hiding in plain sight!

Thanks for checking out my latest thoughts.

I wish you peace and light.

— Joel