The meaning of being

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

– Carl Jung

Imagine, for a moment, we’re all mariners adrift in an endless sea, the sea of ‘mere being’. In this infinite expanse, the compass is an elusive tool. Yet, the mission is simple: ignite a beacon. Human existence, as it unfolds, isn’t merely about being lost in the waves; it’s about sparking a flame, illuminating the surroundings, creating a lighthouse.

That light we ignite, that’s meaning. It’s not a gift bestowed, nor a treasure to be found. It’s a fire to be built, stoked continuously. It’s the purpose we fashion, the significance we derive from actions, from connections, from dreams. And when that light burns brightly, it pierces the murkiness, it transforms the darkness of mere being into a landscape lit with purpose and potential. So, go ahead, kindle your light. Let your existence be the lighthouse in the boundless sea of being.