Excellence Reporter: Dr. Cornwall, what is the meaning of life?
Michael Cornwall: The meaning of life is found in experiencing the emotion of love. That’s why we’re here.
To feel love for ourselves. To feel love for others.
To feel love for life itself, feel love for beauty — to every second hold onto, or as quickly as possible return to the subjective emotional experience of feeling love — even when other painful emotions are present — hate, fear, grief, shame, guilt, envy, anger, despair, loneliness, hopelessness.
The emotion of love itself is the healing balm that eases our emotional pain. It always has been.
The ultimate meaning of life is to experience as many moments of the emotion of love as possible before we die.
~Michael Cornwall Ph.D. is a licensed Jungian therapist, a researcher on alternative approaches to psychosis, a prolific writer on madinamerica.com and an Esalen Institute group leader on compassionately responding to people in extreme states.
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