Daily Archives: September 19, 2010

Knowing the Meaning of Life…

…Or Just the Act of Living Itself

There is only one meaning of life, the act of living itself. — Erich Fromm

Perhaps I spend too much time looking for the meaning of life as if it were a formula that would grant me wisdom and power and happiness. Maybe there isn’t a simple meaning to life, or just one meaning for everyone.

I’ve always felt though that there must be an answer, a single answer to all my problems. A magic formula perhaps that would cure me instantly and set me free. How I wanted someone to come and give me that formula!

But if there were a single answer, then life would be the same for everyone, wouldn’t it? And how boring that would be. What I learn through the personal growth that I’m doing is that life takes on meaning for each one of us only through our own actions and process of living — and that’s what makes our lives unique and adventurous.