Have you ever asked yourself questions like: “Who is God?” or “What is my purpose?” or if you are like me, “Is this it?” Shouldn’t life be about more than just working, trying to pay the bills, buying stuff, and traveling? What if there’s more to life than what we experience with our five senses? We know there are tones of music too high to be registered by the human ear. Aren’t there also colors beyond our perception? Just because I can’t hear the notes or see the colors doesn’t mean they aren’t real. What else could be beyond our earthly perceptions? Or is this really…it?
If you are asking these kinds of questions, I think you are entering a time in your life that I call The Age of Meaning.
The Age of Meaning is a time when you “wake up,” and ask deeply spiritual questions that propel you to discover who you were born to be, leading you to an understanding of your life’s deeper purpose. The Age of Meaning is not to be confused with other, historic, “Ages,” nor is it based on how many times you have rotated the sun. Most of those ages or periods in our lives occur in chronological order. Step by step we enter the same chronological age. The Age of Meaning isn’t about a prescribed age, and it can’t be measured in linear time. It isn’t activated simply because we have taken a certain number of breaths. Asking deeply personal questions activates The Age Meaning. Those questions result in us having deeply personal experiences, and by how we allow those experiences to affect us, move through us, and change us.
This blog is about my spiritual journey and what I am learning while passing through The Age of Meaning. However, each spiritual journey is as unique as each human on the planet—what works for me may not work for you in exactly the same way. My intention is to share what is happening to me and hopefully help you along your own path, freeing you from the obstacles that are keeping you from setting off and offering guidance when you feel alone. But I have my journey and you have your own. As the Buddha said, “Don’t believe me, don’t believe anybody, don’t accept anything based on tradition. Don’t believe anything based on the fact that your community believes this or your country believes this or the people who are around you believe this.” Find what works best for you.