Why am I making meanings?

Of my nature, I make everything meaning something. I believe, if everything is meant to be, there is no coincidence. Then, everything might mean something. It might mean something that is obvious now. It might mean something but won’t be obvious until later in life. Regardless of when it reveals itself, there is a meaning associated with it.

The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.

Being alive is the meaning.

Joseph Campbell

One day, a friend asked “What if there’s no meaning?” Everything stopped around me. It was invoking to ask such question to me. “Are you saying if there’s no meaning of my existence?” I asked back. “No. What I mean is that we make meaning for everything but what if there’s no meaning attached?” I thought if there’s no meaning in life itself then what is the meaning of my existence, trying to keep myself alive?

Life has no meaning.

Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life.

It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.

Joseph Campbell

I think I attach meaning not only to my existence, life, I also attach meanings to words. Sometime I might have attached a meaning that was opposite to its true meaning.

My mum is a social communicator in that sense. She modelled to me that you can communicate with someone without knowing the language. One day, I asked her how did she communicate with them. She told me that she didn’t understand their meaning but she understood through the nuance of their tones and gestures.

Don’ look for meaning in the words.

Listen to the silences.

Samuel Beckett

Wisdom is not in words;

Wisdom is meaning within words

Khalil Gibran

I am meaning making machine. However, I have noticed that I don’t have to make everything mean something. As I only see the world in the way I want to see it, I only predetermined what I want to see. I am aware of the other possibilities out there so I am open for new possibilities.

Do you generate meanings?
What meaning do you attach to each words or each situation?
How does that make you move forward?

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