Your Life Will Become More Meaningful
When you learn to live in the moment, to let go, to practice patience, and slow down, you’re better able to see, and create, meaning in your own life.
Meaning, when it comes to life, itself, is a difficult word to define. Meaning is composed of many small ingredients, many of which the tenets of Buddhism will help you discover by freeing you from preconceived notions and illusions.
For example, the meaning of your life is not dictated by your checkbook or your spouse or your power—Buddhism teaches that we are to let go of our intense attachment to these temporary things. Buddhism helps you to disentangle your meaning from these things, as well as from the noise of everyday life.
Perhaps for the first time, you’ll be able to see clearly.
Buddhism helps guide you toward the important things: what you bring into the world. Following these principles, you’ll be able to look back on your life and see that each day, you brought peace. You brought altruism and truth. You brought happiness and peace.
These are the things that alleviate human suffering. They are also a huge part of what gives each life meaning.