Meaning Of Life Quotes (996 quotes)
Krishnamurti - What is life all about ?
Meaning of life
Why are you here? To get paychecks and pay bills? To get some more clarity, I questioned 16 people who seem to know their life purpose. Who is he? He has been described as a doctor of the soul , and his message is always one of peace and compassion for people all over the world. I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment.
The other day, I overheard a conversation about destiny and death. One of the debaters said he believed everything happened by coincidence. Someone else was absolutely sure there is no such thing as coincidence. She said she knew for sure that everything was predestined, including the exact hour and minute of our death. These are interesting conversations especially for the observer.
Some people seem to spend their whole lives dissatisfied, in search of a purpose. But philosopher Iddo Landau suggests that all of us have everything we need for a meaningful existence. The error is based on their failure to recognize what does matter, instead becoming overly focused on what they believe is missing from their existence. To my surprise, most of the people with whom I have talked about the meaning of life have told me that they did not think that their lives were meaningful enough. Many even presented their lives as outright meaningless. But I have often found the reasons my interlocutors gave for their views problematic.
Do you feel lost or as if something is missing in your life? Maybe you want to make a bigger difference in the world than you feel you are, but you aren't sure how. So many of us walk through life, feeling numb and desperate for a deeper connection, but aren't sure how to get it. The two greatest days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out what your purpose is, but if you don't know what your purpose is than you don't know why you are here, and it can be hard to keep going. I know this feeling all too well. I used to suffer immense inner turmoil while trying hard to find my purpose. I was in a job I hated, working in advertising under fluorescent lights, and suffocating from the stale corporate air.