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What Is The Meaning Of Your Life?

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While religions teach many different things, overall, most Western religions suggest the objective of life is to lead a "good life," to improve your soul, ahead of some sort of judgment and another form of existence that is ultimately closer to God.

Eastern, and some other, religions suggest a slightly different meaning to life. Taoism teaches that the meaning of life is to learn how to rejoin with the "oneness" of the universe, through self-realization and improvement. The ancient rishi sages of India believed the difference between people and the universe was a matter of degree, rather than composition. If a person could align themselves with the energy of the universe they would gradually become aligned with the cosmos.

This is echoed by the Dalai Lama, who suggests that you do not have to develop your soul, but simply become part of the universe. Hindus believe that your soul is eternal and that the meaning of life is to perfect your spirit. This can take many lifetimes.

The Kabbalah takes this further and suggests the meaning of life is: The purpose of the soul entering this body is to display her powers and actions in this world, for she needs an instrument. By descending to this world, she increases the flow of her power to guide the human being through the world. Thereby she perfects herself above and below, attaining higher states by being fulfilled in all dimensions. If she is not fulfilled both above and below, she is not complete. Before descending to this world, the soul is emanated from the mystery of the highest level. While in this world, she is completed and fulfilled by this lower world. Departing this world, she is filled with the fullness of all the worlds, the world above and the world below. At first, before descending to this world, the soul is imperfect, she is lacking something. By descending to this world, she is perfected in every dimension.

The reference to "displaying her powers" and "increasing the flow of her power" again seemingly refers to your soul as being energy based.

While your brain is obviously something physical and spirit is often referred to as nonphysical energy (as in the Holy Spirit), your soul could be viewed as how your energy flows around you.

The above also says your soul, or energy, is not complete and that somehow by being in a body it improves itself and becomes complete. As such, the nonphysical aspects of you, your energy, uses your physical aspects for more holistic development.

Whatever you believe, all this suggests that you ultimately need to improve your energy.

Science is beginning to show how. It shows that energy has at least three purposes and associated meanings:
• Conveying and exchanging information,
• Enabling change,
• Doing work.
As energy flows it conveys information. Consider how light carries visual information, be it across the room or the universe, how electric power conveys information in your computer and around the Internet, and how sound waves convey your words. Besides conveying information, energy also exchanges it, as do your words and the Internet. As for enabling change, those laws regarding the flow of energy also mean that the universe doesn't, can't, remain static. As the universe changes it may possibly even "grow". Everything changes as it grows: nothing that grows stays the same. Energy facilitates that change. This brings us to the third purpose of energy, doing work. This is not like the work you go to and do to earn money; rather, it is when one of the forces of energy acts on something and creates a change, such as when a force pushes something and moves it. The amount of change, movement or creation is related to the amount of work done, or energy, used.

Do these laws of energy similarly suggest that a meaning of your life is to find and convey information and then use it to bring about change through some sort of work? Is this science echoing those scriptures that suggest your soul display and increase its flow and power, perfect itself, live a good life, attain higher states and be perfected in every dimension?

While you have been looking for meaning in by physically searching or learning more, you should be looking for it in your nonphysical energy that underlies these. This is a secret of the search for the meaning of life: the answer is nonphysical and is right in front of and inside you—as many scriptures and spiritual writings suggest.

How to do this varies for everyone. Therefore, everyone—you included—has a slightly different meaning to someone else.

What does your energy enable you to do best? This can be as simple as determining what you are truly passionate about or what you do better than anyone else. Unfortunately, many of us are not. As such, the individual meaning of your life is for you to discover what makes your energy flow best within you.

In short, while the purpose of all life is about helping energy flow, spread and balance, your individual meaning is about determining how you do this best, what you do that helps your energies flow best together and balance—and then continue to perfect this.


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