It took me a great deal of thought to figure out how to start this web-site’s first essay/journal entry. While driving home from work one day, wrestling with this question, the answer came to me during a moment of no thought at all, which is often how our creative process works isn’t it?
What came to my mind was something most obvious; that I must begin this site with a reflection upon its entire purpose, which is, to discover something more; to, with your help (as I am only “One Man”) hopefully realize more about life’s true meaning.
What is the “Meaning of Life”? Do you think that I can answer that here? Of course I cannot, not today. I do, however, have some of my own ideas about what life may be about, with which you are free to agree or disagree. Does that sound crazy? It probably does. But, does it sound crazy to think that one day you might be struck by lightning, or win the lottery? What are the chances of those things happening? The fact is, however, that somewhere in this world there are people being struck by lightning, or winning their local lottery. Are you certain that we will NOT discover life’s meaning here? Can you be truly CERTAIN of that? Please, read on.
Here, then, is one my ideas about this whole thing called, “Life”: Life to me is an enigma, which to my thinking means that it is very much similar to being a puzzle, or more simply, a mystery. Certainly it comes with very few certainties. The older I get, the more I realize that it seems like the only certainty in life is that life is NOT certain! On the contrary, it seems to be very uncertain. Just when I think that I have something figured out, I am, what I call, “rudely interrupted”, by life itself. Life seems to jump in, challenge, contradict even, whatever the thing was that I thought I had figured out! Life does seem to do that, wouldn’t you agree? Usually when we least expect it, it breaks in and disrupts most of our plans and expectations. This has been one of life’s most frustrating aspects for me. Has it been for you? My guess is, that it has, that we share all this frustration.
What is the meaning of life, then? One thing that I am certain of, is that it is terribly uncertain! Perhaps to you that doesn’t seem like much of an answer. I agree. It is, however, a beginning to an answer, which I think holds at least some kernel of truth to it, as if we have at the very least, a grasp of the tail of this huge mysterious beast we call, “Life”.