I’m an action person. So I never really stopped to think “what really is the meaning of life?” much before. Instead, I tried to live life to the fullest.
I followed my passions – learned what I liked, switched careers to whatever excited me at the time, traveled the world, ate the best food, experimented with different relationships, took massive risks that succeeded, and much more!
It’s definitely been an exciting journey. And if anyone hears my life story, they’re easily impressed.
But after I did all these things to the extreme, I realized that while the pleasures of life can definitely be fun for a time, I easily get bored after a while only to pursue the next exciting thing.
Well, what happens when you run out of more exciting things to pursue? Things that used to give you a pleasure high no longer do and nothing else sounds that exciting to even bother pursuing?
That is what happened to me. And that is when I started asking that question “What is the meaning of life?” or “Why am I here?” Am I really here to only go from one pursuit of pleasure to another? Is there more to life? How do I go to the place beyond boredom? To being content in all moments? How do I go beyond the pain and suffering underneath the need for pleasure?
These are deep questions, and not surprisingly I don’t have the answers! But that is the next thing I’m pursuing… and I won’t stop until I figure some of this out!