Daily Quote and Reflection: Search for Happiness and Meaning in Life

Daily Quote:  “We can’t help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water.” Rumi 

Reflection:

I love this quote because it hones in on the ultimate search for many people –the elusive happiness factor in life.  They let their impulsiveness take over and forget that the once the impulses have been met they still might be a feeling a sense of emptiness.

I think Rumi he is saying we can’t help being thirsty for meaning in life not just material happiness.  From an existential point of view there are many people who are “searchers” in life. And the passion and insights on the “search pathways”   is why they continue to search. But unfortunately most people are looking for it in the wrong places. Just take the recent example of Antony Weiner,  House of Representative  from New York. He needs to take responsibility for his actions, resign and start a new and more productive search for meaning in life. .. Try to remember –Any search that focuses on happiness needs to be tempered by your values and beliefs and respect for others.

 

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