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The Meaning of Life...and what is important

Updated on February 22, 2012
All you need is love (1.6.11) from Red Heart Studio Source: flickr.com
All you need is love (1.6.11) from Red Heart Studio Source: flickr.com

The Meaning of Life...and what is important.

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Life is a mystery, something we understand on a rudimentary level, but can in no way consider regarding its true origin or being. We see our lives as a process of growth and experience and how we live is up to us, our decisions the outlines of what will occur. How we perceive our place and purpose is again individual, based on what we have learned and concluded within the boundaries of our logical minds.

Yet, when all criteria are put aside and we delve into what has been and remains important to us in life, we can only conclude that our family and loved ones are on the top of the list. Love, as impractical and esoteric as it may seem in concept, is in the end the driving force of our happiness, security and the meaning of our existence. Emotions rather than logical evaluation give us an appreciation of what life is and how we can best experience it.

Yes, love gives more meaning to life than any other experience; in fact, regardless of any success or achievement, a life without love is empty and without meaning. So why is it that so many of us become lost in the periphery of life and fundamental survival skills rather than seek love in all its forms? Not just finding a partner, having a rewarding relationship with your parents and eventually having children, but seeking love as a way to live, not just an emotion.

If love is the core of what makes us happy and gives us meaning in life, then surely we should pay more attention to what that means about how we approach life. Love is not a result of anything but a doing word, a word that imbues action. Saying it without showing it on every level, lessens its intent. Love, to me, is about sacrifice, placing that person before you in consideration of their needs and what makes them happy. In a loving relationship this attitude and expression is in continuous movement between each other, ever seeking to make life more pleasurable and fulfilling.

In a broader context, love is a state of mind, a model of carriage and an expression to all living things, circumstances and challenges within the path of living. Once imbued in a heart, love is expressed on all levels of thought and action, to all creatures, nature, and to all thought in understanding, kindness and consideration of other perspectives. Love, as a cornerstone of belief becomes the core and fulcrum of a balanced and observant life.

Because love is a noble and selfless ideal, it gives strength to all positive causes and therefore is a motivation to the outcome of right. Having love on your side beyond all else is the greatest army in overcoming the negative aspects and ill-intent of lost souls. Conflict cannot feed on love; it pales and recedes in the wake of kindness and understanding. War cannot exist without hate on both sides.

Above all aspects of our earthly journey, the most poignant lesson to learn is to love, wholly and completely. To then devote life to the expression and consideration of that love is the most rewarding and noble purpose.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you agree The Uneak Rabbit, Thanks for reading.

      My pleasure sligobay, thanks for commenting.

      Thank you CloudExplorer, so glad you agree. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Awesome life hubbing here, i find many but your usage of descriptive words & highlights points out the things that many people take for granted in life overall. Voted up as awesome!

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      sligobay 

      7 years ago from east of the equator

      Great article. I am linking to it in my new hub. Thanks.

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      The Uneak Rabbit 

      7 years ago from Sarasota

      Great Hub. I agree that Love is the driving force of a "happy life". Unfortunately, due to societal expectations of "success" many lose sight of this. It seems to me that people are starting to "wake up" and increase their awareness of what is important and what isn't. Thanks for sharing!!

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