Quest For Meaning practices
meaningfulness for the soul.
The Twentieth Century philosopher Martin Heidegger—a somewhat reasonable man— enumerated three diseases of the soul:
We forget that we are alive;
we forget that everything is connected;
we forget that we are free to live for ourselves.
How do we remember these things? The need for this remembering—the need to reason concerning these matters—is why we live in the Age of Practice. A sufficient number of people have realized that the endless dance of belief and doubt does very little to improve the human condition, from the way we make it through a day to the way we sustain human society.
What do we mean by “meaning,” and what would living a life of meaning look like? Back to Heidegger’s trilogy:
It is a life in which we remember that we are alive;
a life in which we remember that everything is connected;
a life in which we remember that we are free to live for ourselves.