“The problem lies not in the question, “What is the meaning of life?” The problem is not finding Love as the answer.” ~ Debbie Skelly …
“What is the meaning of life?” Although this question is one of the most thought on questions in the whole of human history, it still perplexes many of us today. Perhaps the problem for many of us is making a false assumption that this question has a simple answer such as “What is an apple?” Or maybe what we are really asking ourselves is “Why is there anything at all?” And when we start traveling down this path of reasoning… the only real answer is love.
There are many things in life that can add purpose and meaning to it–power, money, recognition, achievement, personal growth, knowledge, and so forth. But all these things, by themselves, only serve to draw us from our real calling in life; for unless they possess true love–which is both giving and receiving in nature–they offer us no true fulfillment. That is because life is about love: feeding the hungry, giving a drink to the thirsty, welcoming the stranger, visiting the sick and imprisoned, displaying concern and compassion, offering charity, showing gratitude, serving others.
The whole of the universe revolves around each piece tending to the others. That is love… and love is an action verb. So go out and act in ways that promote it. Do not become distracted with acquiring new possessions or on judging others, and instead, focus on loving one another with all your heart and all your abilities. For our lives gain meaning only when we have learned to love; and in giving of that love, we share with others the true meaning of life.
Share your love with others around you.
Questions to consider:
What is the meaning of life to you?
How often do you hold back your love? Why?
How can you create meaning in life by sharing your love with others?
For further thought:
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” ~ Joseph Campbell