Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Meaning of Life

"The Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is....42!"                               
Douglas Adams,  Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.





In the late 1970,s the BBC aired a radio program called Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It was as wacky and eccentric as could be, but also sprinkled with little pearls of wisdom along with truths that were presented in often very humorous ways.

The search for an answer to the 'meaning of life' is a serious business, but if we take ourselves too seriously whilst engaged in it then we are likely to miss one of the central and most crucial points.

The joy and humour that often seems to accompany those who have 'recognized their true nature' is like a perfume that radiates from them.  It arises spontaneously with their realization. Those who have passed through such a crucial juncture in their experience are almost invariably faced with the profound humour inherent in the 'truth'.

Isn't it just so ironic that we can spend our entire life as 'such and such' doing 'so and so', deeply involved in the little life drama surrounding that 'person' we call ourself.  Yet at the end of the day, all of it is utterly meaningless!

There never was a time when we were 'somebody' and yet we have always 'existed'.

'42' is as perfectly apt as any other answer  to the eternal question as to the 'meaning of life'.

Life simply is, in and of itself.

This realization is the basis of peace and joy...

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