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"Close relationships provide human beings with a sense of meaning because (they) are fundamentally social creatures," Jung said, discussing relationships with family and friends. "That relationship can extend to relationships between humans and the Divine."
originally posted by: DrumsRfun
a reply to: toysforadults
You might be interested in this book.
Its a hard read but if you can get through it,its pretty interesting.
I have read Man's Search For Meaning also when I was young man,and it was one of those books I have never forgot.
originally posted by: Night Star
I do believe there is a God, a higher power or whatever people wish to call the creator of all things. I find it strange that our existence wouldn't have a purpose or meaning. So many things to ponder and try to understand. There is far more to life than we could ever imagine here and now in this physical form.
Having kids also brings a purpose to life, it's a different type of purpose but it hits you hard once you have kids.
Still unsure of what it is.
Neither do I, and to be honest, I am satisfied in that ignorance. That's kind of a strange statement coming from someone who has never shied from knowledge, but maybe I am simply subconsciously awed sufficiently to realize my intellectual limits in this case.
Really, think about it: a simple blade of grass is a self-contained, self-replicating, solar-powered chemical factory that helps stabilize the very climate it depends on for proper operation. And we walk on it! We cut it down with high-powered machines! And still it not only continues to exist, it operates even better than before! Any intellect that can create something like that, something so vastly superior to anything our science can even conceive, is so far beyond our understanding to be incomprehensive.
I find that not knowing is better than knowing in most cases for your personal growth both spiritually and intellectually.
I agree that nature itself is the most evident source of validation of the idea of a superior form of intellect in the universe. nature itself is incredibly smart, therefor one can infer that there is a source of intelligence for nature as there us
I was raised in the church and have had several experiences involving Jesus and demons and things like this but I can't tell what's a mental construct and what's not.