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Carol Potter

What is the meaning of life?

Religious Affiliation: Buddhist-Christian

Date Submitted: January 23, 2024

Date of Birth: May 21, 1948

The meaning of life is to live vibrantly, fully alive and aware, in the present moment however it presents itself, and for most of us this is a lifelong project. What makes you feel most alive? That is key to our purpose, because as Howard Thurman reminds us, the world needs people who are fully alive. What to do with your life is another question, but closely allied -- where does your deep hunger, and gift meet the needs of the world? In whatever circumstances you find yourself, look for ways to help. And always act with kindness out of the love that is the truth of your, and everyone's being. Life presents so many challenges and opportunities, skills that have to be acquired, knowledge, and wisdom that has to be both learned and lived. Bringing all that to bear on each moment provides us with meaning, purpose and ultimate fulfillment. 

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