Introduction

Life is beautiful; life is challenging; life is short. Each of us will have a very different experience of life but many of us will ask the same questions: What is the meaning of life? Will my life have meant anything after I'm gone? Will I even be remembered?

This blog is a collection of musings on the meaning of life and offers suggestions for leading a fulfilling, meaningful and memorable life.

Monday

Who Offered You Light? (by Amanda Miu)

"For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out. The light doesn't always necessarily have to be in your family; for me it was teachers and school." Oprah Winfrey
 

Sunday

Why Everyone Deserves To Be The Star Of Their Own Biography

In a world obsessed by celebrities, you might think that biographies are the preserve of film stars, pop icons and those amongst us who enjoy (or perhaps endure) their 15 minutes of fame in front of the TV cameras and paparazzi. You would be wrong.

Tuesday

What if the key doesn't fit? (by Amanda Miu)

I stumbled across a great sentiment yesterday – it said “ Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the door.” Initially, I chuckled to myself and nodded in agreement. “How many times I have literally experienced that situation” I thought, as I visualised locating the right key last and finally getting into my home. But then I pondered the notion metaphorically - how accurate was this statement really and how helpful is it in navigating through our lives?

Friday

Comfort Zones

There's something about jumping (or being pushed) out of your comfort zone that really focuses the mind; gives you an appreciation for things that you previously took for granted. It’s all too easy to get comfortable with a certain way of life; an established set of beliefs; a particular group of friends. As humans, one of our primary instincts is to pursue pleasure and avoid pain. So, why would anyone actively spend their time (and, often, hard earned cash) seeking uncomfortable experiences?

Thursday

Do I need religion to give my life meaning?

Many people, ascribing to several different faiths, endeavour to give their lives meaning and structure by adhering to a particular set of religious preachings or guidelines for living a “good life” (as defined by their chosen religion). Some of them may seek to persuade others that religious faith is the only way to understand the meaning of life. But do I need religion to give my life meaning?