Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Experience of Being Alive

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.  ~ Mitch Albom

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.  ~ Elie Wiesel

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.  ~ Albert Camus

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.  ~ Anais Nin

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.  ~ Aristotle

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.  ~ Ernest Hemingway

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.    ~ Joseph Campbell 

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