YES, finding meaning of life remains an important quest. But life having meaning seems to trump that in my mind …
Resolution in some form, feeling nearer, or clearer, I’ve been trying to measure many things against my ‘hot list’ and ‘warm list’ - four silos of activity (yes, that’s eight groups of things that might be better sorted into two – ‘do’ and ‘do later’ … or ‘do not do’).
These headings might better organize my life, sort my mind, manage my day …
What I love
What I hate but must sometime do (ie: accounting, taking out trash, being nice to everyone)
What I want
What I don’t want
Which boils down into two groups which intersect somewhat: what I love, what I want
Sorts this way for me:
#1 what I love and want
#2 what I love
#3 what I want
Why #2 or #3 … if I can have #1?
There is nothing in life that I, or anyone, MUST do, except for one: we must die.
Everything else is choice.
We do what we choose.
Then we die.
I prefer to keep choosing. I may not have found the meaning of life, but this way of thinking leaves me a far better sense that I am living a life with meaning …
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 17C/62F, mostly clear, steady breeze – horizon was set ablaze again this morning; Gusta’s return to normal demeanor after here kennel-holiday has returned to normal and we had a very peaceful walk, both of us doing lots of thinking, organizing our today and tomorrow in silence ..,
Your thoughts are very much aligned with the post I got today from Neal Donald Walsh: If you are involved in some kind of project right now, or launching any personal endeavor, your enthusiasm (or lack of it) will directly determine how successful this undertaking will be. If you are not excited at the core of your being by it, drop it right now. If you are excited at the core of your being, demonstrate that in everything you think and say and do. Enjoy the soak!, LG, Calgary, AB