Excellence Reporter: Patricia, what is the meaning of life?
Patricia Cori: The meaning of life? How possibly can one compress into so few words the greatest mystery of existence … the most significant, and yet – the most elusive of our passing here.
I am reminded of a contemporary fable of sorts, a true story, whereby an author/journalist went to Dharamsala, India, to meet with the wisest of Buddhist Rimpoche Tibetan elders – even his Holiness, the Dalai Lama himself, for a book she was writing. In it, the author recounts how, one of these wisdom keepers agreed to the interview and, after a long wait, she was ushered in to meet with him.
After the introduction and courtesies were exchanged, he motioned to her to sit down and then just stared at her for the longest time. The silence, she said, was deafening. Finally the Tibetan elder leaned forward and said, “tell me what you know about Buddhism.”
Eager to show that she was prepared and versed in Buddhist tradition, she began illuminating the basic tenets of Buddhism, the laws of reincarnation, the meaning of right mind, right action, etc, until she felt she had covered the essential principles of the Buddhist path.
He sat back, pensive. “Tell me what you know about love.”
Again, prepped to share her experience and wisdom, she spoke of the different kinds of love – romantic – familial – nurturing, the difference between unconditional love and the experience of those more conditional exchanges that define so many relationships that bring joy and suffering to the human condition.
He listened, attentively. Finally, when she ran out of things to say, the Rimpoche said, “You know everything there is to know about Buddhism, and you know everything there is to know about love. What possibly can I teach you?”
The writer went on to say that in those very few minutes of her life she learned more about the meaning of life than she had ever experienced in her forty years on earth.
And so, my answer – if there is one at all – is that perhaps the meaning of life is not about searching for meaning at all. Perhaps it is not at all about finding a way to contain its immensity in thoughts, and words and definitions … but rather: to smell the flowers in an open meadow; to listen to the waves crashing on a rocky shore; to look into the eyes of a newborn; to feel a breeze caress your cheek. I find the greatest meaning of life in not making mental what is the absolute essence of being, the beauty of passing from the springtime of one’s life to winter—that time of transition—gathering experience, knowing the broad spectrum of emotion and simply feeling the wonder of being alive.
And to love… by god, to love.
~Patricia Cori is a world-renowned author, public speaker, and activist for the rights of human beings and animals, a warrior for Planet Earth. A proven sensitive, she has been explored mysticism, philosophy, ancient civilizations, metaphysical healing, spirituality and unexplained mysteries and teaches on these subjects to enthralled audiences around the world.
She is considered a luminary of these times, and her work is embraced for its dedication to challenging the status quo and opening new vistas on human awareness.
She is a prominent figure in the Spirit Community, well-known on the international lecture circuit—actively offering courses, seminars and workshops internationally on a vast range of topics, which reflect her broad knowledge of alternative methodology in healing and her remarkable gift of helping others rekindle and ignite the flame of power within us all.
Patricia has been recognized and celebrated as a gifted shaman by indigenous spirit teachers of the Tibetan, Mayan and Peruvian traditions and has been embraced by the shamans of Palenque as one of the four spirit guardians of that sacred site. In 1996, she established the LightWorks travel club, SoulQuest™ Journeys, and that year led a group of spirit travelers to Nepal and Tibet, to whom she introduced the sacred temples and breathtaking spirit of the Tibetan landscape. She has since guided people through sacred sites in Asia, Mexico, Egypt, Europe, Peru the crop circles in England, and dolphin swims in the Azores, to contemplate the potential of interspecies interaction and our heightened sensitivity to the world that surrounds us. In every case, she has opened the portals and helped people experience the other side of the veil.
Her books The Sirian Revelations (published by North Atlantic Books), have enjoyed worldwide acclaim as wake-up call material for the expanding consciousness of humankind, and are considered “must have” reading for a global audience of seekers. Her latest, The New Sirian Revelations, brings her eager readers new galactic visions upon our current events and the great shift underway. It was just released in December and is already a bestseller with fans worldwide.
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