I found the Meaning of Life while meditating with a group at the Resiliency Center in Ambler, PA this morning.
Felt like I was in a cave, where 10 of us, seven women and three men, sat cross-legged before a fire. We had just “offered” prayers to a Spirit — a Being — high above us, and I was about to leave the security of the clan when I spoke aloud, breaking the silence.
Eyes still closed, I began to tell the group what I had learned.
The secret was at the tip of my tongue. My mind had just watched myself soar above the Earth, the Cosmos, and gently glide into a place where not one of my questions went unanswered and it filled me with such joy to finally obtain such wisdom. This “knowledge” was as plain as the nose on my face, and I laughed at the irony. Men and women throughout history had searched the world spending time and money, hoping to enrich all humanity by locating the answer. All they had to do was look into one place to realize what I had been given so freely.
But the Word I had gleaned, the news of our life’s reason was too much, too encompassing for my small brain and limited senses to comprehend for more than a moment. I couldn’t speak. My connection to the Source started to break up, become brittle and cold, almost frozen, as I felt a physical chill at the top of my nasal passage in the area where I merged with a “pipeline” extending from beneath me to the top of my head and beyond. The pain became more acute. Involuntarily, I turned down the volume and amount of energy and light flowing from me through the line.
I felt warmer, more comfortable returning to a “plane” inside where I had visited before. I allowed the warmth to cover me, to blanket the chill and bring me back to a more “normal” state of meditation.
And then I realized what happened. In breaking the connection to the Spirit, I lost the Meaning of Life.
I could no longer verbalize what mystery I had solved, what answers were provided me.
But it did not matter!
I know I can always return — through meditation — and try to “find” it. You can too.
Listen . . . The Meaning is “within” you. Within all of us. All you have to do is seek it with a sincere heart and the purest of motives. The Meaning is “in” your search. It’s in plain sight to all of us who learn how to look not with our normal vision using our two eyes, but the inner eye, the one we learn to focus through concentration and/or meditation.
You’ll see. Just close your eyes. Open the lens aperture inside. Focus. And follow the Breath until . . .
There. You see!
Now, do it again, until you need no more to search for answers.