The Meaning of Life
The meaning of life you are seeking
is not the meaning of life for me.
Our emotions may be similar
but the burdens we carry differ.
The way we respond to life is fueled
by particular circumstances
which inform all our thoughts and feelings.
Love in its purest form is not mine.
Nor is it yours as it’s diluted
by residue from our life events.
Our journeys may reflect similar
mindsets, but your answers are not mine.
Sharing your journey with another
may resonate, but then it may not.
We must be open and receptive
to the sacredness of their journey.
Dogma in whatever form it takes
can never answer all the questions
for which a soul is seeking answers.
Each soul’s journey remains distinctive
with choices made and answers unearthed.
It’s only at the end of our journeys
when what we’ve learned will perhaps reveal
an insight into our hearts and souls ―
the purpose of your journey and mine.