Sometimes I think we search for meaning, reason and answers where there are none.
What is the purpose of life? Our reason to be here? Is it some grand plan? Or is it really something so much simpler .. basic.. even primal?
We surround ourselves with objects to entertain, to tantalise the senses, to create a sense of ownership, of control. We seek things in life because we believe that is what society dictates. Education, careers, marriage, children, friendships, mortgages, holidays. We seek meaning in spirituality, in thinking. We try to understand, to increase our knowledge, to become wise.
We continually look without, to try and fill a supposed hole, a feeling of emptiness. Religion and dogma dictates individual and group philosophies and beliefs. We give and search for meaning in symbols and the world around us. We seek to know the future. To find something we consider worthy of giving our selves and our power to. Yet is it really this that is the purpose of life? Or is it simpler?
Perhaps it’s as simple as actually being? Living? Sensing? Enjoyment of the life we are given? Is it as simple as just living each moment fully? Experiencing? Partaking? Being in ‘the now’. We put boundaries and limits and strictures. We become rigid, viewing life in absolutes, black and white. Striving for something. We know not what.
Yet perhaps our reason is found inside us. Following our own path. To step upon the earth and be part of it. To wonder at all that surrounds us. And to enjoy. To partake. To just BE. When we learn to just be, everything has meaning and yet nothing does. There becomes no striving to fill empty spaces. For we become complete. Just as we are.
We open up our world to whatever we choose. We learn that we can choose. We have choice. That we no longer need to search. To give our power away. To follow the dictates of the masses, of philosophies, dogmas and societies beliefs. We learn that we do so because we choose to do so. We learn that we choose to do whatever it is that we want, in that given moment.
And in doing so, we learn to be at ease with our self. Within our own self. We learn that we are truly free and have always been. We learn that although every action has a reaction, we choose to do those that fulfil us in all ways. And in fulfilling our soul, we learn that what has the most meaning, is that which brings us peace. In our mind, heart, soul and body. We learn to walk in the world yet not be in the world. Not be at the mercy of the world. Then we learn the meaning of control and power.
That the only thing we really have control and power over is our very own being. And in so doing, we become free. At peace, content, and we find the tranquility and serenity that is there for us. That already exists. If only we stop, open our hearts, minds and souls, and listen. And just BE.