When I was researching the material that would eventually become the basis of my book, The Hidden Truth: A logical path through compelling evidence to discover the nature of reality and the meaning of life, it became clear to me that life certainly has purpose and meaning. And that purpose and meaning is well beyond esoteric and intangible concepts such as “to love God” or simply to test our strength in belief in [fill in any religion]. We are born on this Earth to serve a purpose and experience some aspect of life, though it may take decades – if ever – for the average human to come to identify their own purpose in life. And still that purpose may not even be defined well enough for the meaning to be apparent to us (i.e. our normal waking conscious self) from our Earth-bound perspective. Rather, our purpose in life was defined by our self and for our self before life ever began.
This likely sounds like a religious, faith-based statement, but I would like to argue that the statement is based on some rather rigorous, scientific evidence. The precept for understanding the meaning of life requires first an understanding of the nature of reality. This is because there is more to reality than meets the eye. For example, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and conclusions of the Space-Time Continuum led scientists to an early realization that life in a three-dimensional world was only an impression of reality from a larger four-dimensional description of space-time. An odd scientific conclusion of the four-dimensional space-time continuum was that all time continued to exist in a single point, Now, and thus humanity experienced only an impression of forward time progression by the movement of conscious experience through the continuum. Some sources quoted in my book noted this was required in order for humans to be able to gain experience through cause and effect, which is attributed to an illusion of the forward progression of time. At a rigorous scientific level, even physicists noted they could not explain this phenomenon satisfactorily at a human level other than to note the theory has been proven mathematically.
This is not a conclusion we would normally conceive in everyday life. But it goes farther, in that physical reality itself has an underlying matrix. While quantum physicists were trying to find the smallest components of physical reality by smashing atoms against one another, they came to an astonishing conclusion that physical components of reality were not actually comprised of physical components; i.e. Physical atoms are actually nothing but energy, as highlighted by Einstein’s famous equation E=mc². Through a series of scientific findings I discuss in my book, we also see that energy is equivalent to light, and light is equivalent to consciousness, thus showing that physical reality has an underlying support structure: a universal consciousness of which we are an important part. The scientific evidence on which this assertion is based is presented in my book, the first half of which is available for free online at http://www.thehiddentruth.us, if you’d like to consider the evidence further.
Once the nature of reality is understood, the meaning of life becomes clearer at a macro, societal level. We, as humans, were born for a purpose. That purpose was to experience. The “what” of the experience is the micro-element, which is highly individualized according to our own needs. This realization can provide amazing stress relief if you consider it long enough, such as through meditation. For example, there is nothing wrong with you or your situation. You are exactly as you (the soul) intended you (the human) to be. Thus, there really is no reason to compete with anyone else. You should merely strive to achieve and experience life for the experience and learning opportunity it represents uniquely for you. Life is not a race. He who dies with the most toys, still dies, though he dies without an everlasting benefit since tangible objects cannot be taken to the next plane of reality or enjoyed at the soul level for all eternity. Conversely, he who dies with loving friendships formed in life and great learning experiences from life on Earth provides his soul an everlasting benefit that can never be taken away. Which would you prefer?
Fortunately, as my book points out, these assertions don’t have to be taken on blind faith like religions would insist must be applied for their own dogma. You can consider the scientific evidence provided on which they are based, and then follow the suggestions provided in the book to test their validity for yourself. There is no knowledge like first-hand knowledge and such is available concerning the true nature of reality and the meaning of life if you truly want to know. My book is an easy-to-follow first step in helping readers arrive at a clear understanding of the nature of reality and the meaning of life, but the second step of proving those assertions to a person’s own satisfaction is left up to the individual. I hope you’ll share in that quest for knowledge with me.
Wade, author of The Hidden Truth, at http://www.thehiddentruth.us.