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What is the Meaning and Purpose of Life?

I would like to address the age old question, “what is the meaning and purpose of life”.

I will tell you right away that I do not hold that answer.

Nobody really does.

The meaning and purpose of life will be different for each person.

We all have our different paradigms that shape us into who and how we are- and what we label as meaningful and important.

For me, it is not as important to understand the meaning and purpose of life but rather the amount of meaning and purpose that I bring into my life each day.

It is a choice that I have decided to make, for myself, to give my life meaning and purpose.

You know what I mean?

For example, for ME, it is meaningful to have developed a spiritual practicice… similar to a ritualistic routine each morning that helps me to feel closer to spirit and closer to the wisdom that is already within me- within all of us.

It brings me meaning and purpose to write this blog, to create, to be helpful and bring value into the lives of others…

It brings me meaning and purpose to explore, to love, and to sink into the depths of all the adventures that life has to offer-no matter how big or small.

Everything I do, I try to do it with purpose and meaning.

Even to just BE- I try to do it purposefully- and with appreciation.

I have a quote  framed by my computer- and it reads

“Living in the Moment Could be the meaning of Life”.

I like that quote.

I mean, does it really even matter what the meaning and purpose of life is?

Maybe just existing and following what brings us joy (in the moment) is all that it is about…..

Just something to ponder….

For me in this moment, the meaning and purpose of life to me is to try out new things, relish in new experiences, try to be the best version of myself for that is what truly brings me joy because of the feeling it gives me knowing that I am being true to who I am and appreciating life enough to give a shit to be the best version of myself- if you get what I mean.

What is the meaning of your life?

What does life mean to you?

How do you bring purpose into it?

Can you bring purpose into the mundane?

I would love to hear your insights!

Love & Light

xo Andrea

10 thoughts on “What is the Meaning and Purpose of Life?”

  1. Wow never thought of it that way: It’s not the meaning of life, it is how much meaning you bring in to your life. In other words, what life means to you. It’s your job to make life as meaningful as you can, not to crack the mystery of what the meaning of life is. You’ll never figure it out anyway, it will just depress you.

  2. Hi Andrea, I think that most of the people will give you different answers on the question “what is the meaning and purpose of life”.

    In my opinion, the answer is to give your best to achieve your goals. Any type of goals. For example, I want to run a successful business and spend more time with my family.

    These two things are my purpose of life the last year.

    1. Yes, we are all our own unique snowflakes that have our own personal realities- I love hearing all of your insights! Thank you so much for yours 🙂 Love your goals! Thanks for the share.

  3. I think that the meaning to life is simple. It has become more complex as society and technological advancements has changed the way we live.

    We are suppose to live freely without all the responsibilities and pressures for monetary gain. Unfortunately money influences our way of life to the point that it is almost impossible to live a simple life like we did during times when we were hunters and gatherers.

    1. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo de Vinci
      One of my favorite quotes 🙂 Money definitely is a definite driver in our society -although, I don’t think that money is bad, but rather the beliefs about money that could be destructive. Major money in the right hands is a good thing! All the best to you!! Thank you so much for your insights and reply.

  4. Hi!
    I really enjoy reading your post! I think that the most important part about life is love. I believe that love makes the world better and gives you peace.
    I bring purpose to my life setting goals, goals that will take me to another level in my live. For example, trying to make myself happy by doing things that I enjoy.
    Thank you for making me to have a reflexion about life!

  5. This hits home so hard! I love how you suggest that living in the moment might be the purpose if life. It feels so genuine when you ask these four questions. And I would love to share my insight and thank you for sharing yours.

    What is the meaning of your life?
    The meaning of my life is always developing and growing and transforming. To pin point it, I feel, be focusing on a destination and not the journey.

    What does life mean to you?
    It means that I must breath in, I must receive.
    It means that I must breath out, I must give. One with out the other is to die.

    How do you bring purpose into it?
    I bring purpose to my life by giving myself the opportunity to be vulnerable and create raw and real connections with others. To never be a victim of circumstance but to be a creator of them.

    Can you bring purpose into the mundane?
    Accept that I am not the event or experience. Realize that I am not my emotions. There are highs and lows. I am a spiritual being having a physical experience and not the other way around. And I cannot have the rainbow with out the rain.

    1. Dawayne, thank you so much for sharing your own insights! I totally agree with you that life is always changing, growing, and transforming 🙂 Thank you so much for your honesty and authenticity in sharing this! Love & Light

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