“The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is…” — Deep Thought, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
An answer without a question is meaningless.
I don’t have answers, but I have a lot of questions.
Life’s a confusing, wild ride. We have good times and not-so-good times. Ups and downs. Our time is limited, but for now, we’re here. And while we’re here, we’re hoping to find…
What are we hoping to find?
Meaning? Purpose? Destiny?
We’re all seeking something. Even if we can’t put it into words, that something is always there. Beckoning us. Taunting us. Daring us. It has many shapes, takes many forms, and goes by many names.
I call it the Unknown.
It’s the thing behind the curtain. The face behind the mask. The always-present “Mystery of Life”.
For 13 billion years, stardust floated through an infinite cosmos, shaping the universe. Galaxies happened. Stars happened. Life happened. And most importantly, YOU happened. The entire history of the cosmos conspired to create YOU.
From your perspective, your story is the most important story in the Universe.
“So… what story do you want to live?”
Hopes, dreams, and fears may go by different names, but everyone’s living the same story. We may appear different, but when you strip away the decoration, what’s left?
A beating heart and a mind trying to make sense of it all.
This is the genesis of every story since the beginning of time: passion and logic battling for dominance.
The heart desires passion. The mind desires logic. Logic wants to feel safe. Passion wants to feel alive.
Passion is different than desire. Desires come and go. Passion stays.
Passion burns at your core. It makes you feel alive because you’re willing to die for it. It’s uniquely yours, but no one knows it but you.
Passion is Your Own Unknown.
Your passion is YOU.
And YOU cannot be put into words.
YOU can only be lived.
“Who are you?” cannot be answered truthfully because you’re too unique. But that’s okay — maybe life isn’t about answers. Maybe it’s about questions.
Answers close doors. Questions open them.
Questions are the doorways of discovery. When it comes to who and what you are, it’s best to have an open-door policy.
Seek Your Own Unknown.
And when you find it, share it with the world. 🙂
Spring is a time of new beginnings, and I can’t think of a better month to explore joy. For the month of April, I’m going to devote my life to the question: “How do I live joyfully every moment?” I don’t know if it’s possible, but I’m willing to try. I even made my own Rules, complete with a Prime Directive.