Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Does Your Life Have Meaning?

          
Those who have a "why" to live, can bear with almost any "how".  Friedrich Nietsche

We long to understand the world we live in. So we assign meaning to people, situations and conditions in our life so they make sense and we can relate to them. But there's another world inside--the place where we put meaning, or lack of meaning, on our own life as a person. Some people are very aware of meaning in their life, while others still search for reasons to even get up in the morning.

You may ask yourself: Does my life count for anything? Do I matter? Am I of any importance in the world? Would I be missed if I disappeared? You may believe you don't matter because you haven't done anything that you believe merits greatness. Or you may focus on your failures rather than your successes, and the picture looks grey. But take another look at your life--how you express in your work, with family and friends, with strangers, with things you love to do, in your spiritual life. Only you can be you, and that in itself has meaning.

Whether you know it or not, you've touched lives. You have come through your own suffering, and no one else could have carried your load. It was yours. And there is meaning even in the suffering. Your life cannot be repeated or replaced. You cannot be replaced.

Each flower petal, each cloud in the sky, and each drop of water is unique unto itself, a Divine creation with its own mission to express its Self. This has meaning, and as with your life, this meaning is unconditional, unqualified, absolute. You are beautiful, and the world needs you. Express in your own unique way, and know in your heart, you have your own unique meaning in this world. 

I wish you love and peace as you express your meaningful Self.

Marilyn

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