Blog 1676 – 04.24.2020
Finding Meaning In Life
Those who think they know best how the human mind works, still mostly a marvelous mystery to most of us, say that we are always looking for patterns in the chaos, meaning even where seemingly there is none. They say thoughts of God are but relics of a childhood invisible friend that gave us someone to focus our attention on, gave our little lives meaning, gave us sense of purpose that we even now so crave. Well, that view is something definitely as others are too that we might consider in our personal search for meaning. Caution: More than a few have lost touch with reality in their search for a deeper hidden meaning to life.
One if not the most beautiful stanza of lines that was made into the once popular Christian song, “The Love of God” was found scrawled on the wall of one of the inmates rooms in an insane asylum. It goes:
“Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky.”
We are all trying to see the big picture, if there is indeed one, from our limited vantage point. I think, we all want, need, to believe that we are part of something bigger, than the sometimes nasty now and now. Most of us quite naturally rebel when we think someone is pressuring us to believe in someone or something that we do not. We need to find someone or something to believe in. I would like to submit the most qualified candidate to hold that elected position for you. It is you. Do not choose to believe in a higher power? That is fine, either way, for we have a higher power, always have had, just like that invisible childhood friend who was there for us when we needed him/her. The candidate is you for you and me for me. It has always been us. In us we can trust.
Just some food for thought that I hope some, if not all,will find encouraging on this the twenty-fourth day of April 2020 C.E.
Your friend and fellow traveler,