Nancy A Davis is good friend and I have invited her to participate in my ‘ghost’ to the post series; I discovered her by chance when she first started to write and was immediately intrigued. It wasn’t the nice, soft social media stories I had been reading; her’s were powerful, real and totally from the heart. It took me by surprise but made me a fan. You can find her at nancyadavis.wordpress.com or on Twitter at NancyD68. Please take the time to stop by and say hello and enjoy her post.
What Is the Meaning Of Life?
When Bill asked me to guest (ghost) post, I thought about the one question my head can’t wrap around – What is the meaning of life?
What if the meaning of life is simply to be the best possible person you can be? What if we have been complicating the heck out of everything with all of these self-help gurus, and working on “issues” that maybe are not as problematic as we once thought. I drive myself crazy with my flaws, when what I really need to do is give myself a break. This is not the meaning of life.
What if the meaning of life is to be present in this very moment?
Ain’t that some cold water dumped on your head?
Some things need to be said – and if we are really looking for meaning in our lives we better pay attention to the things and the people around us. Life is fragile, and everything can be gone in a heartbeat. I wonder if we all get so stuck in our heads that our hearts get left behind. I have learned not to hold back telling someone how much I love them. Life is meant to be lived, and there is no life without love.
I know I am guilty of “paralysis by analysis” I think so much about the problem that I actually make it bigger. I need to not think so much. Some days it really is alright to just turn the music up and see where that takes you. Some days it takes me somewhere I didn’t mean to go.
Just like life.
Some days I am a love song. I can be gentle and loving and kind. Some days I am Helter Skelter. I can be full of rage and aggression. I am unfailingly human. I am far from perfect. I have however, learned to find meaning in all the small things that make up life. I think that is the whole point. Those little moments that no one thinks twice about, that stuff is where our character is created. That is the real meaning of life. Those little moments all add up, and before you know it, you have lived your life.
What is the meaning of life for you?