Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear. –Lao Tzu
Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. –Matthew 7:7
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. –Carl Gustav Jung
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." –Buddhist saying
Over at Soulful Living, I found these quotes used appropriately in an article on the everyday miracle of self-discovery and fulfillment. In conjunction with other materials on and thoughts in which I've been reflecting, the notion of self-led souls living meaningful purposeful lives and being able to attain that has been forming and taking shape for me. Then, I realized something.
My life is already meaningful.
Even when I feel frantic. Even when I feel at wit's end. Even when I am laid low. My life has purpose and always did, always will.
We cannot live without turbulence. If so, we'd stagnate. Knowing this, realizing and believing it; does not make life any easier, smoother, or less painful.
But maybe it does make it more acceptable.