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Existence and the Search for Meaning

It was about 2:00am on New Year’s Day. I’d been watching a few shows online while the clock had gently ticked past midnight, to silently ring in a new year. According to our current calendar system, it’s now 2020, which sounds futuristic, really. But, it’s here. I am still here. I wonder what for…

Courting the Mystery

Not everything has a scientific explanation — at least, not yet. Not everything has a metaphysical or religious or spiritual explanation, either. Our vibrant Earthly reality is a blend of “this AND that”, rather than what is suggested by those desperate to maintain the trendy and violent “it’s this OR it’s a lie” narrative. We live in an incredibly polarized, emotionally and psychologically awkward moment in our history. We must consciously transcend this folly to propel ourselves — our remarkable human species — onward and upward.

What’s the Point of Me?

Maybe it’s just that time of year again, but I find that existential curiosities abound in the darker, shorter days of wintertime. I look at the world, and see that the majority of the dominant species seem intent on self-termination, while an increasingly awake and aware collective is emerging that might save us all from ourselves. I wonder, where do I fit in to all this? Why am I here? Who am I… really?

When You Listen…

Observing people and listening to their earnest conversations is a subtle way to get the pulse of a community, and a limited, but general sense of where the broader collective is currently at — with regards to conscious awareness, beliefs, moral consensus, cultural values, and ideologies. It’s just information, but I invariably find it to be telling. There is always more to what’s merely said or shared, and I find it useful.

This is Your Life

You might think it’s possible to live in the past, or the future. But right now is all you get. So long as you agree with the linear way of things, that’s how it has to be.