The Meaning of Life

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The Meaning of Life is that it ends.

Franz Kafka

We are all living out stories.

Stories carried from our ancestors living inside our DNA.

Stories from our childhood.

Stories from the news and social media.

Stories we have created from our experiences in life.

Stories that continue to keep us trapped.

However, all these stories take me away from this moment.

And from understanding the deepest meaning of life.

That it will end.

So next time you feel caught up in the story, ask yourself.

‘If my life ends today, does this story matter?’

23 thoughts on “The Meaning of Life

  1. I am very aware of the moments ticking by, and how I spend them and as much as I would love to be watching a sunset in a tropical place that I’ve never been, I am not and I will read the stories that catch or trigger something, while wait til bedtime and for the sleep required to go to work tomorrow. Cheers

  2. The stories sure do distract, don’t they? All fluff and flutter, they fool us into thinking that this is life, yet it is just busyness distracting us from what really is. I often ponder why this is? πŸ™‚

    1. We are born from stories and so it makes sense we continue to believe they are our truth. Questioning them is all we need to change our perspectives and behaviours in life. πŸ₯°πŸ§‘ Thanks Eliza

  3. Becoming aware of our stories and past conditioning is such an important step on this path. May we all develop insight into the reality beyond. Thank you Karen πŸ’›πŸ™πŸ’›

  4. This is a perfect read this Sunday morning ~ we are writing our own story, with input from our past and all those around us (known and unknown). And we can choose which stories we wish to reflect upon and make today and our tomorrows special. Wonderful post, Karen. Wishing you well.

  5. Karen,
    Great post. Life will end here. But what of beyond. If not for a life after, why adhere or even consider a moral standard. As we look around us in the falseness of woke culture we find that the only law that exists to some is the law of the jungle. Where criminals are seen as victims, victims as criminals and identities are governed by skin color and gender fluidity how can the chaos by such things ever be overcome? So, if righteousness cannot be found in this world, then there must be another. For justice will be done. If not, then it would be absurd.
    Humankind is a step above all other hierarchy in the world, though often it stoops beneath itself. Yet we are it seems still loveable. For 2,000 years ago a man beyond men took to a cross and sacrificed all for the sake of us all. That cross is a contradiction. The vertical beam represents the living and the horizontal beam represents the dead. Where the two beams cross is where life meets death. And hanging on that intersection is the One who took the sting out of death in his dying.
    We need but understand three things about Him that He proved in suffering upon that cross for all the worst that man and woman could give themselves to. That He is the way, the truth and the life. Life everlasting. A peace that this world can not give.

    1. I see the beauty, peace, love and harmony in every part of life. I also see the suffering as you describe. And so, until death meets us we need to reconnect daily to the source of love and fullness that is above, below and within us all. Thank you for sharing your passion and your source of connection Alan. πŸ§‘πŸ™πŸ»

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