Looks like a great question? If we ask a very happy child, what is the meaning of your life, it will not understand us… Because meaning of life has nothing to do with happiness… If we have goals in our life then these goals are like places on a map that we like to visit… it has nothing to do, how we travel and how much fun we have.
For instance, as a 8 year old child I want to become an engineer and I could hardly learn to speak and to write. It was not possible to reach this goal … When I became an engineer after so much hardship, I experienced one of my worst life crises. Because I suffered too much for just such a stupid degree.
Then I made therapy like crazy and were meditating ever day … And I experience moments of incredible love, true happiness… Again what has this to do with meaning of life?
The reality is, that we want to connect with the Divine with our life, with our self and that we want and need true love …
We get hooked up with some substitutes for real love, happiness and think that we have to work like crazy to become great, well known, rich, very successful … Even Anthony Robbins is saying that mostly of the rich and successful people are not happy…. Because they want always more, and when they reach their goals, then immediately they want more… and can’t stop their drive to find inside of them self, the love and happiness.
After we find that the happiness is inside, we get hooked up and want more,- enlightenment… to become a great Guru, instead of to enjoy our life now!!!
Life is a joke (Koran).
The mind that want enlightenment is the mind that prevents enlightenment.…(Zen)
And now we can understand that our ego is in the way to enjoy our life.
It is perfect to have our dreams, goals and to accomplish them. The problem is that our ego get hooked up and we suffer.
Why not to enjoy every moment and working relaxed..?
This is too hard for the ego, because our ego don’t get the suffering.
Ego is suffering, get rid of it, but don’t make an ego trip out of it…