A New Meaning to Your Life
- Eating to Death after coming off the Atkins
- Meeting the Buddha himself in sheer meditation
- Meeting Death herself (note: not himself)
- To live a life of Pop and Rock'n'Roll dude
- To die a natural and highly warped death (your face is warped)
- To do nothing and rot in Hell fire
- To smoke and not outlive a moth lacking wings
I do know what the REAL meaning of life is, however, it is a very subjective question for us all. For different people it means different things. But let me give you an insight into my version anyway. So here she goes...the meaning of life is (he pauses, hesitates slightly with a slight lip quiver) ...(a sudden silence floats in the wind, and as his mouth opens, he shouts)...HAPPINESS!
All actions we do are to either earn more money, help someone out (yeah right!) or fulfill our pleasures and dreams. But for what? In the end, even if we don't realise, we crave happiness. For everyone therefore, the meaning of life should be to achieve a state of everlasting happiness. This is what religion is meant to do, however, has failed to do so. I don't believe in God...no...no...I instead wish to know God. The only way that a person can achieve the meaning of life is through loving the Creation of God and eventually, when a person sees God in everyone and everything, then they have achieved a state of bliss. Wonderful bliss forever. Religion was made to help people realise that there is only One God and so everyone should treat everyone else equally in all respects, but nowadays, people bomb each other and kill each other off like little rats on morphine.
It's a bit like that song by Black Eyed Peas called "Where is the Love" (one of my favourites) which perfectly shows what is missing from this Earth. The fundamentalist Christians in Bible belt America seem to feel that they own God...and if you ever talk with them they shall listen to your views and say to you, "Who is your God?". After a thousand times I attempt to explain that there is One God but they refuse to listen, instead believing that only they may believe in God. Fine! Let them continue to believe, whilst I'll continue my quest to know. Anyone can believe in anything, like I may believe that I am the President of America, but that doesn't make it so (uncontrollable cough). However, through meditation, serving the Creation and selfless service to the community anyone can know God because "God is woven into the fabric of the Creation".
There is a beautiful analogy to explain all this...bear in mind that we are living in a matrix world...where materialism is rife and which often hides the true meaning of our very existence:
When you look into the horizon, you see two things...the wave and the ocean. The ocean is endless. The wave doesn't realise how vast the ocean really is, it is unaware of its beauty and extent. Many waves shall crash and never realise. Few waves shall become aware of the vast ocean, and when they crash they shall become the ocean and forever be in bliss. Oh mortal, be that wave which realises the Truth, otherwise life without meaning is death without happiness.
If that didn't make any sense, then take the Ocean to be God and the Wave to be us humans and then read it again. Many people often ask me, "If God exists, why doesn't he show himself?". I smile. "Have you looked at the sky? The stars. The amazing forests and mountains and animals?", I reply. People will always be in doubt, heck, I'm most probably the biggest hypocrite of them all because my brain (or lack of) is always filled with uncertainties. But at least if we know the meaning of life then we can do something to try and achieve it, whether that is meditation or finding a new religion or simply having a secret meeting with Neo on the M51.
Questions will still remain however. Like, "Why there is so much suffering in the world if God is all loving?" and, "Who created God?". I shall cover these questions over time. But for now, "I think (I'm gonna stop writing), therefore I am". May we all achieve bliss my little petals...may we all.