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We each enter life with desires, goals, and challenges to overcome, and we choose birth conditions that will best help us meet these objectives.
Arriving with dreams from the past that are seeking fulfillment, we find meaning as we are able to satisfy these karmic imperatives from the past, through relationship, work, artistic endeavor, etc.
But these transient experiences will not satisfy us because even the most beautiful human experience ultimately disappoints. As quickly as it arrives, it disappears into the karmic mist.
Finding the True Meaning of Life
We are more than our human bodies and to find the true meaning of life is to know ourselves as eternal beings, formed out of love, formed for love, and formed to spread love. That is our nature and source of lasting joy.
As we fulfil many of the objectives we have set for ourselves -- finding the perfect mate, the perfect job, the perfect home, the perfect friend, having the perfect children, etc., and we still don’t find complete satisfaction, we begin to look deeper for meaning that is not attached to any cause, for a joy that comes from being, not having or doing
We yearn for a state of joy, peace and complete contentment, and a love that just is, a pure state of unconditioned love where you know yourself to be one with, not separate from, all that is.
To enter this state of being is the true meaning and purpose of life.
Then we know who and why we are.
Aligning With Our True Nature
When we align with our true nature, the essence of who we are -- beyond personality, qualities, skills, likes and dislikes – then every act, every thought, every interaction provides meaning. This is a work of many, many lifetimes.
The more we learn to dance with life, to be in it but also above it, to disregard the distractions that tug at us, to live in a state of love, the closer we will come to our true purpose.
Although we may not achieve that state in this life, the search for it and the striving will bring us ever closer.
©2019 by Dena Merriam.
Reprinted with permission of the author.
Book by this Author
My Journey Through Time: A Spiritual Memoir of Life, Death, and Rebirth
by Dena Merriam
My Journey Through Time is a spiritual memoir that sheds light on the workings of karma — the law of cause and effect that creates one’s present circumstances and relationships — as we see it unfold through Dena’s vivid memories of her previous births. Dena has decided to share her story, despite being a very private person, in hopes that it can provide comfort and awaken the inner knowing of your own ongoing journey through time.
About the Author
Dena Merriam is the Founder of The Global Peace Initiative of Women, a non-profit that brings spiritual resources to help address critical global issues. She is the author of My Journey through Time: A Spiritual Memoir of Life, Death and Rebirth. A long-time disciplined meditator, Dena’s access to her past lives brings a clearer awareness and purpose to her present life, and also overcomes any fear of death. Learn more at www.gpiw.org