Excellence Reporter: Roxana, what is the meaning of life?
Roxana Jones: Life is meaningless until you give meaning to it. We are born on this planet with very specific lessons we must learn as our Self continues to expand and evolve. Depending on those lessons that are very unique to each one of us, life begins taking the shape we need.
The quality of your thoughts, feelings and words will determine the meaning that you are giving to your life. The more positive your thoughts, feelings and words are, the more positive your meaning of life becomes. A depressed person with a negative way of thinking doesn’t interpret life in the same way that a happy person with a positive way of thinking does.
I used to be a very sad and unhappy person; I even tried to commit suicide once, simply because I just couldn’t understand the meaning of my life. My negative thinking wasn’t allowing me to see all of my blessings. Instead, I focused on my problems and this attitude led me to experience such low self-esteem that I even gave up on life.
This was a wake-up call for me. It was the first time that I realized I wasn’t valuing myself enough and therefore, I wasn’t valuing my life either. I am not saying that we must all go through such dark moments in order to understand the meaning of life. This is to say that situations like what I experienced in my past can be completely avoided once we commit to staying aware of our power as human beings when it comes to mastering our mind and instructing it to create for us whatever we wish to create as an ideal life.
To me, the question “how are you giving meaning to your life?” is indispensable when you want to understand “what” is the meaning of life. There are powerful attributes such as service, love, forgiveness, gratitude, patience, acceptance, trust, responsibility and humility among others, that will allow you to understand life from the Self and not from the ego-mind. You can’t understand life if your ego-mind is the one doing all the thinking for you. You must go beyond the mind, beyond the comfort zone and beyond all human drama.
Life is like a movie and it cannot show you its best meaning if you are living it as an actor who has memorized one or two boring roles. Life acquires the deepest and truest meaning once you are willing to experience it as its scriptwriter, producer, director, main character, and observer, all at the same time.
The universe has put you on this Earth to give meaning to the movie of your life. The way you pay it forward is by living the best story you can possibly imagine and then, leading by example so that you can serve others by simply showing “how” you have been able to give the best meaning to your life and how is it that they can do it too.
~Since the launching in 2011 of her best-selling autobiographical novel “While I Was Learning To Become God” that soon after became a trilogy, Roxana Jones has helped thousands of people across the globe through her books, articles, healing programs and HealThruWords® inspirational quotes that are shared daily through her online community of 150K+ followers. For many years, Roxana searched for her answers in the academic world where she earned a B.S in Anthropology in 1990, a Master’s in Political Science in 2003 and a Master’s in International Relations in 2006, until she realized that what she was looking for was already within. Her awakening allowed her to discover a new path through which she was able to reconnect with her childhood gift as a writer and spiritual healer that uses words as conduits to channel transformative energy to the world.
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