📅 Thought for today:
‘The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.’
— Carl Jung
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Does the absence of meaning cause you anxiety?
I am feeling philosophical this morning, and it caused me to think about meaning.
The thought that things happen for a reason, that there is a purpose.
This is not my view but one which is commonly held.
It came up reading something in the newspaper this morning, another dreadful event, where a columnist asks, “Why is this happening to these people?”
I realise I am straying off into Viktor Frankl territory and so bring my reverie back to how to sit comfortably in the absence of meaning, or purpose.
I think I can do that and start to wonder whether this is because I think there is a meaning that I cannot see and relaxing my mind will allow me to see it?
Having the time for such mental meanderings is meaningful to me.