101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting: How to Make Your Life More Enjoyable Day-by-Day, Year-by-Year by Ernie Zelinski
Ever since human beings developed the abilities to reason and explore, they have searched for the big secret, Philosophers, scientists, and theologians alike have been searching for the indisputable answer to the question:
"What is the meaning of life?"
This is perplexing question has resulted in a wide range of conclusions and arguments, including scientific theories, authoritative dogma, philosophical conjecture, and spiritual explanations.
As a matter of course "What is the meaning of life?" is the most profound question most individuals ask themselves at some point during their lives. The question in itself is open to various interpretations: Why are we here? Who are we? Where did we come from? What is the purpose of life? Will we experience life after death?
To get the upper hand on everyone else, you yourself may be determined to get to the bottom of this mystery called life- not even sure how much longer you can hang on if you don't find it. Plain and simple, it is unlikely that you will succeed. All things considered, there likely will never be an answer. Many individuals with greater talent and knowledge than you and me have come up emtpy- handed. You will find that the deeper you go, the more the mystery will deepen.
You may even decide to go traveling around the world in search of the magical answer to life. The further the better, you think- maybe even ashrams in Colorado or the Himalaya Mountains in south central Asia. Once you get there, you will make an interesting discovery: The only answers and enlightenment you get to experience in ashrams in Colorado or mountaintops in India are the answers and enlightenment with which you arrived.
This doesn't mean that you shouldn't learn more about the world. It's rewarding to explore and discover the fascinating aspects of life. By all means, keep looking to improve your understanding of many things around you. It's best to let some of the more profound things remain mysterious, however.
Sometimes too much understanding of something beautiful - such as the scientific explanation for what causes the Northern Lights to be visible in the night skies of northern USA, Europe, Russia and Canada - makes it less beautiful.