The Meaning

Q: Katie, I believe that life is meaningless. That’s my experience. I can’t find any meaning.

Katie: So, life is meaningless. Is that true?

Q: I just can’t feel any meaning. That’s the way it feels.

Katie: Is that true? Life is totally meaningful for me.

Q: Yeah, but not for me.

Katie: The meaning of life for me is to simply sit here with you. It never gets more complicated than that. It’s just so close that you don’t recognize it. What is the meaning of life? For me, it’s to sit here. That’s it. To sit. Until I walk. It’s pretty simple stuff. What is life’s purpose? To sit here with you.

Byron Katie, excerpt from the book Mindfulness

 

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Just living is not enough...one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Andersen

I am a mother, a blogger and the author of the memoir Pitter-Pat: A Mother's Journey from Loss to New Life. I am currently in training to be a life coach through Martha Beck's Wayfinder Life Coach Training Program. I write about grief, love, and the beauty of new beginnings. My other interests are meditating, walking outside and doing pretty much anything that brings me closer to nature.

9 Comments

    • awakeningwildflower
      September 9, 2018
      Reply

      Xoxo…😄

  1. September 9, 2018
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    Life is very meaningful for me, I have you and so much more.May it be more meaningful for you

    • awakeningwildflower
      September 9, 2018
      Reply

      It is meaningful for me, that’s the point. It’s the simple things in life, like just sitting still, that make life worthwhile. And it’s the people we spend those moments with, that keep us coming back. Xoxo

  2. September 10, 2018
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    Love this ! I’ve been feeling down lately and this post definitely helped ! ❤️

    • awakeningwildflower
      September 10, 2018
      Reply

      Thank you. I had actually read one of your past posts, in which you were feeling very down, and felt motivated by you to put this passage on my blog. I think you had said something in your post about, how do people deal with things? Hopefully this helps. I know it helps me at times when I’m low just to sit still and be present and appreciate the world around me. Love & blessings.

      • September 10, 2018

        Yes, still very down . My grandmother passed away last Wednesday and nothing feels the same ! Your post definitely helped me with that! Xoxo 😘

      • awakeningwildflower
        September 10, 2018

        So sorry for your loss. My best to you through this time…❤

      • September 10, 2018

        Thank you so much 😊

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