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Old 08-14-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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What have you (decided, concluded, deduced, intuited, discovered, other) as to the concept of "meaning" related to your specific life?

 
Old 08-14-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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There is no meaning, just being. A flower doesn't mean anything; it is.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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What have you (decided, concluded, deduced, intuited, discovered, other) as to the concept of "meaning" related to your specific life?

I have concluded that Life at large does not give meaning to my life, but rather how I spend my life give meaning to my understanding of Life.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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I recommended you read about Jesus Christ to seek the "meaning". No mortal can give you the answer. Worship the Creator not anything He created. May God Bless those who are lost.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 09:15 PM
 
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I've never believed life had any actual meaning, except to those we touch in our interactions. We can help or destroy with a casual comment dropped without thought. As I've matured, I've lost my need to be right, and found a need to be the one that gives others space to grow in and feel safe.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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I've never believed life had any actual meaning, except to those we touch in our interactions. We can help or destroy with a casual comment dropped without thought. As I've matured, I've lost my need to be right, and found a need to be the one that gives others space to grow in and feel safe.
That's a great perspective to have grown into, from my point-of-view. Thanks for sharing.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 01:43 AM
 
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Every morning I recite this to myself as I feel that it locates the meaning of life for me;

I am the owner of my intentional actions
Born of these actions, related to these action,
Abide supported by these actions.
Whatever intentional action I shall do,
Whether for good or ill,
Of that I shall be the heir.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 04:07 AM
 
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I am OK with the idea that my life has no particular meaning. I'm sort of zen about it (?). I'm just passing through, it's not even a nanosecond in the billions of years of the planet and the vastness of the universe.
That said, I find that I really want to be on the right side of the law, and, if not save the world, help bind wounds ("tikkun olam"). I don't find that my atheism affects my sense of meaning (although I suppose god believers might have their own sense of meaning from their idea of their relationship with a god) but I don't like to see or know about suffering or bad behavior or human nastiness without trying to do what I can about it.
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