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I Finally Understand the Meaning of Life

I have been thinking a lot lately about the meaning of life, and wondering what my own highest good and purpose is. Yesterday, I was sitting at the bus stop, waiting for my daughter to come home from school, and thinking about how the only proof we have of existence is Descartes's "I think therefore I am."

In that 16th century proof, he proves the existence of himself, the thinker. And I realized something. There is just one thinker. One being, existing as the basis of everything. That being is what we think of as God.


Way back at the beginning, before there was time, there was nothing. Then, the first being, the god-self, began to exist. In its existence it asked itself, "why am I here?"

That being, and that question, was the beginning of all that is.

In order to understand why it existed, the god-self took a piece of its own being and made the stars and the planets. It made the earth. It then undertook to make every possible set of circumstances in order to understand the mystery of its own existence.

Every time a choice is made, another universe is created for every possible choice that could be made. And so, was created the Multiverse.

Throughout this multiverse, every possible set of possibilities is being carried out simultaneously, so that through these experiences, the god-self can understand at last why it came to be.

Once the god-self understands why it exists, then the final possibility will have taken place. Everything will extinguish and cease to be. Then everything will return to nothingness once again.


This means, we are each the god-self. You. Me. The tree, the grass, the rocks, the sea, the stars, the trash by the side of the road. We are all equally the god-self.

You are god.

That also means, you are me, the tree, the grass, the rocks, the sea, the stars and the trash by the side of the road. You are Taylor Swift, and Donald Trump, and everything that has ever existed.

It doesn't matter if 'you' are what you think of as yourself now, or if as Descartes theorizes, you are just a brain in a jar. You, as the thinker, exist. That makes you the god-self.

You are on a journey through the vastness of time, space and possibility to find out why you exist.

The Hindu's have a phrase that describes this. They say,

I am that. You are that. All this is that.

We have always known the truth, but at times we allow ourselves to forget. So if you feel small or insignificant, or if you regret, know that you are the god-self.

Know that in another possibility, you did the opposite of the thing that you regret.

Know also, with everything being possible, and every possibility existing, there is also a universe that is made completely of jello, and one where spiders rule the world.


Knowing the truth doesn't change anything, not really. In this possibility, now you and I both know the truth. We know that we are one. We know that we are the god-self. In another reality, you were the one telling me, even as I am telling you now in this reality.

And perhaps in our knowing, we can also find a little bit of whimsy. Because now we know that anything we can think of also exists in some far off other reality. Imagine the weirdest thing you can think of, and know that somewhere it a timeline is playing out exactly that way.

“Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.” Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.” For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Be well, my lovelies, and remember that you have the essence of the god-self within you. Remember, one day, we will know at last why we exist.

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