Kintsugi living blog — religion

The shadow side of meaning

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Blame by !anaughty!, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. Humans are meaning-making creatures. We want to know why things happen as they do. We want to know how to live better lives. We want to know how life works. Finding meaning in our lives is a necessary part of most of our journeys. It motivates us, it sustains us through difficult times, and it is an organizing principle in what often seems to be a chaotic world. We need meaning. But there is a shadow side to our hunt for meaning, too. What we really want most of the...

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