Saturday, November 6, 2010

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE AND HOW DO I FIND IT!

This is a question that we all probably have asked ourselves from time to time. I don't think it is that hard to figure out but what else have we been thinking about.

1. How important is religion
2. Is reincarnation real
3. Did I choose to come here
4. Is there a heaven, is there a hell
5. Is God real
6. What is enlightenment all about
7. What is all the business about vibrating at a higher level\

These are just a few questions that spring to mind while thinking about the greater issue of what is the meaning of life.

Like all things you really can't come to any conclusion unless you put some brain power to it. I don't think that is a terribly long process or a difficult process to come to grips with. First of all I think the best way to get started is to get paper and pen ready and write down a list of things that make you really happy. If listing these on the computer is better suited to you then do it that way! Creating the list is important, how and where is irrelevant.  Drop in some things that make you sad, throw in some of the things that you regard as your greatest accomplishment. If there are things that really bother you don't be bashful put then on the list!

If you work on this for about an 30 minute you will start to hit up on some things that will resonate with you. Don't stop, keep on pushing through, pretty soon you will begin to see several things that really start to make sense. If you must, take a two minute break after 30 or 40 minutes. Clear you thoughts and clear your head. Don't do anything but simply try to set all things aside for just a few minutes. Now that you have done that go back and put another 20 or thirty minutes into it again. At this stage you probably have hit up all the usual suspects, family, friends, work, having a family, raising you children, relationships you have or have been in, finances, divorce, separation, the importance of your religion, that is if you believe, The Creator and a host of other items.

Read the list and see what moves you the most, give it some thought and continue on......is there somethings that makes you cry, what makes you laugh, if anything. What do you think your best qualities are, what would you like to do with your life.

Now think about being 90 years old sitting in a rocking chair on your porch and your reflecting back on how your life was spent. Are you happy with how everything transpired, if you could have changed some things in your life what would be the one thing you would have wanted to change the most. Don't think of something that already happened that you could not change but something in the future that you would change for the better. Reflect a bit on that.

One of the last steps you should take is think about attending your own funeral. Your spirit is there watching the ceremony. Who speaks on your behalf, what do they say. Are you satisfied with the eulogies, do you wish that more was said, did you lead a happy and productive life? Did you say, wow, I touched many people and mostly for the better. 

Go back to your list and and spend another 15-20 minutes filling it out. You should have narrowed it down to some things that you want to do going forward by analyzing some things you have done and thought about in the past!

Take that list and for the next few days read it at least once. Start to implement some of the items in your everyday life. This is not something that you need to dwell on but, some of these items will surface from time to time and that is a good thing. Briefly think about it and decide which items you want to incorporate into your life for that day, week or month!

It is a bit like asking a child what they want to be when they grow up. This is something children rarely think about but by simply posing the question every once in a while it prepares them to entertain the thought of actually growing up and makes them think about how their life will unfold. Let them blurt out anything. It will change over time and they will start coming to grips with becoming an adult without losing their childhood!

After about 6 months to a year do you see some eulogies at your funeral as more moving, having more meaning! Incorporate those changes into your everyday life, break free of the normal day of just being you and be more! It really is not as hard as you might believe!
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