about your life
selections from our book
LOVE – In Search of a Reason for Living
What is this book? It is an essay about life, a book about you. Its purpose
is to send you on a journey through your heart, mind, and soul. If you take the
journey you will find in yourself the reason for living. If you care at all
about life and people and yourself, you will take the journey.
If you are a humanist, a skeptic, simply do not know what to believe, or are
just looking for a reason to live, please read our book, it represents an
objective, rational, reasoned, search for a reason for living.
We begin our journey.
Who Am I
The day you were born you began a learning process that will continue for the
rest of your life. You were, from the beginning, molded by your surroundings,
parents, relatives, playmates, by all the general attitudes, ideas, and beliefs
you came in contact with. Each new year of life added to your past, changing the
way you viewed every new day, influencing how you reacted to everything from the
simplest daily routines to complex events touching you, your family, and the
world you lived in.
As you grew older you interacted with people from different backgrounds with
differing ideas about life. Faced with new ideas, you may have defended your
beliefs, or you may have completely abandoned your past. However, like most
people, you probably belong to that vast river of humanity which lives each
moment in the easiest, most pleasant way possible. If so, you were and are more
or less able to blend ideas, feelings, philosophies, desires, and realities to
justify what you want to do.
Along with the majority of people, you were and are good at sending questions
and ideas about the meaning of life and death, as well as thoughts and feelings
about what is good and right, deep into the cloudy regions of your mind. Whether
we realize it or not, most of us are voluntary prisoners of our minds, unwilling
to question who we are and what we believe, happy to simply roll along through
life. Most of us will live from birth to death in a world we have fashioned from
our past to suit our present. Few of us will ever stand free from our present
beliefs and daily lives to ask what is life about? Who am I? What should I do?
What will I do? If there is meaning to life, and a reason for living, these
questions must be answered.
If there is a true meaning to life, nothing that you do, say, or think will
change that truth. What good is it to live your life believing what you are
doing is right if your beliefs are false and what you are doing is wrong? It is
an understanding of life that we seek, a search for something in life worth
If you are to find the meaning of life you must be willing to recognize it if
and when you see it. To do so requires you to open your mind and accept whatever
you discover, even if it is totally opposite to your experiences, beliefs, and
wishes. Since our discussion deals with the purpose of life, if what we are
saying is true, your willingness to understand is a willingness to grasp the
very reason for your living. If the answers you find are different from those
you have molded for yourself, you must decide whether to continue on the path
you are on, or go another way on a new path toward a new destination.
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