Life and Its Existence: What Does It Mean To You?
Life. What is it?
Would you consider this to be the “golden question” of all time?
It is a golden question for philosophers, scientists, theologians, pastors, and even a few legendary psychologists. Logo-therapist Viktor Frankl and philosopher Fredrick Nitzsche attempted to make sense out of it also among many others.
I fervently studied this topic in college and graduate school from a faith-based, religious view to a philosophical, logical view. I found a few answers that satisfied my heart, mind, and soul. But do you feel there are so many unanswered questions and untied ends?
This audio blog will discuss a few points from my view and I encourage your participation.
For most people life is what you make of it. But is this really a correct way of looking at things?
You could make life whatever you want to make it but it never fully be what you want. For example, if you want your life to be full of adventure and you do almost anything to make that happen, there is no real certainty that your efforts will succeed. You may strive to make your life adventurous and then end up making a mess out of it all. Perhaps you would destroy the life you had to begin with.
I’m sad to say that I know many people (family, friends, and clients) who have attempted to see life through this lens. With age, experience, and wisdom they realized that this wasn’t the best plan after all. I firmly believe we are given a degree of free will to decide and choose. But we must decide and choose with wisdom. Matthew Holland, from Positividy.com, and I briefly touched on this back in December 2016 on his podcast:
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— Positividy (@positividynow) April 28, 2017
Even as a therapist I do not proclaim to know anything beyond what I do know. I am certain of my faith, my calling, my mission in life, and those I love and who love me. But that’s it. And I think that’s it for most people.
What do you think of this topic? Have you ever given it full thought? Do you think this is something you would like to explore further?
Tune in below and I invite you to share your comments:
Take good care