Every human being lives his life with a certain meaning, sometimes without even thinking about it. So, what is the meaning of life? Family, kids, work, house, happiness … The majority of people never approaches this question during their lifetime. That is not difficult to understand, as one can only approach this question by making all the meanings of life passed on to us by the survival program uploaded by our parents meaningless. And it is precisely this meaninglessness of life that can bring you to understand the Supreme Meaning of your presence here, on Earth. Today we are going to discuss the duality «meaning—meaninglessness»
The Meaning and Meaninglessness of Life
There is no meaning in life if I don’t see it. If I am afraid and deny meaninglessness, I attract it. If I experience the state of meaninglessness, I don’t see meaning in anything. What I am afraid of and what I deny, I attract.
If I say: «God, I bless the meaninglessness of life as another side of meaningful life, I see meaning in meaninglessness, and I bless it», — the situation will start to change.
You can do something with awareness or without awareness. The basic and the most important thing that I pass along is awareness. I don’t offer fish to a hungry man; I show him how to catch it. I could have offered you different meanings of life to choose from. There are as many meanings of life as people on this planet. Someone sees meaning of life in a child, another finds it in work or something else. One can hang on to one of those meanings, but this is a mechanical decision.
— There is no meaning. I already passed it. There is no meaning in anything.
— You are currently experiencing the state of meaninglessness. Why does not it satisfy you? It is a different side of meaning. Being afraid of meaninglessness, you attract it. You get scared of it more and more, and you attract it even more. Do you understand the mechanism that creates your current state? Do you want to see it? Do you see any meaning in it?
— No, I don’t see any meaning in it.
— “No meaning” and “I don’t want to see it”—there is a big difference here. Why do you even talk about meaning if you don’t want to see it? If you want meaninglessness, you already have it. Why are not you satisfied yet? Then, you want to have meaning. But, at the same time, you insist that you don’t want to see meaning. Where is the problem?
— The problem is in finding meaning.
— You search for meaning, but being afraid of meaninglessness, you attract meaninglessness. Having the desire to have meaning, you will be in a state of meaninglessness. How can you desire something if you already have it? Take a look at how stable this is. It is easily seen from the side, but the one who is in it cannot see it as if you were to see it, your problem would disappear, and this game would stop. What would you do then?
— One can start a new game.
— But you don’t know any new games. You hold on to the old one because you don’t have a new one yet. If one wants to see something, one sees it. If one does not want to see it, one will not see it, no matter what you do. If you hold on to this problem, it means, you need it. You live it. You experience it. You live through and experience the state of meaninglessness.
— I have to find some kind of a meaning.
— You don’t “have to” anything. The question is whether it is interesting to you. I simply show you what you have now. We see that you are identified with a state of meaninglessness. If you are in it, you chose it in order to live through it and to experience it. And that is what you are doing—you are experiencing it. Are you ready to choose another state? You don’t need to learn anything. You simply have to make a choice. But you will not make a choice until you clearly see the dual mechanism of your desires.
You consider everything meaningless, and therefore, you deny any meaning. I talk about different meaning, but you don’t understand it, you deny it. «He talks and talks, but everything is meaningless» — is your inner conviction. «What he says is also meaningless … I am meaningless … everything around us is meaningless». You experience meaninglessness. So, be grateful and thank this meaninglessness for what it allows you to experience.
The sincere gratitude to experience received by you appears only when this experience have been totally exhausted. When you lived through a certain experience, gratitude to it appears and you say: «Thank you. I lived through this». When are you going to do it, I don’t know. You will do it when you consider it necessary.
Some people experience meaning, great meaning. They write books about this meaning. They create philosophic, religious, and esoteric systems. Thousands of people are moved by them and follow them. And you just sit here as an idiot, meaninglessly. I, on the other hand, see both sides as one and the same. They experience meaning and you experience meaninglessness. But these are two sides of one coin.
You identified with one side of duality, and this happens to be the reason for you not to have a partner and the rest. What is the reason to have a partner, health, a house, when everything is meaningless? Why get up in a morning when everything is meaningless? I am not saying that this is good or bad. This is how it is. You do what you want to do—rejoice.
You stubbornly choose meaninglessness pretending that you want to find meaning. You don’t want anything else. So, be happy with what you have now. This state became habitual for you. You identified with meaninglessness. You are meaninglessness. Of course, when everything is meaningless, why live?
But, for some kind of reason, you defined yourself as meaningless. This is your own image of yourself. And it is precisely due to this image that you experience the state of meaninglessness.
This state is no worst and no better than any other state. When you happily accept it, another state will appear. But until that time, this state remains. When you accept something, something else appears. If you don’t accept something, it remains and continues. The word “accept” can be said, but you don’t feel this acceptance, don’t experience it.
What other image of yourself do you have? You have a huge, strong image of yourself: «I am meaninglessness». It gives birth to a perception of reality as meaningless. But what kind of new image of yourself are you ready to exchange an old one for? Are you ready to approach and to start to understand the Supreme Meaning of your life?
If you don’t have another image, the old one will continue to work. It means that it satisfies you. You are sitting here. Periodically, you have a desire to leave, but you happen to stay here. Therefore, you see certain meaning in staying here. Not seeing any meaning in being present here, you would have left a long time ago. So, there is a certain meaning.
— I want something to change.
— Okay. But this is meaning. This is already meaning. So, we cannot say that you don’t have any meaning. Certain meaning is present. So, see it. Feel it. You want something to change, and this is the first step. Start to feel that many things are changing already.
— I am in a state of uncertainty, which leads to inaction.
— Observe it. Find meaning in it. Look, you already found meaning. If you observe the mechanism of the appearance of the state of meaninglessness, it’s already meaning. If everything is meaningless, what is one to observe it for? You simply happen to be mechanically in meaninglessness. But now you want it to change. You start to observe what happens. Is not it meaningful?
Take a look at your life. Do you consider it to be full of meaning or meaningless? What kind of meaning do you experience now? What kind of an image of yourself allows you to live and to experience what you have in your life?
Try to see meaninglessness in what you vest with meaning. Try to see meaninglessness in what you see as meaningless. Pay attention to the change in the angle of perception that makes meaningful meaningless and vice versa. These metamorphoses are very important in order to see meaning and meaninglessness as two sides of one whole.