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Letter to the editor: Reality and the meaning of our existence

With so much going on in this technologically advanced world, it’s given me pause to reflect on reality and the meaning of our existence.
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To the editor:

With so much going on in this technologically advanced world, it’s given me pause to reflect on reality and the meaning of our existence.

We are now at a point in our evolution where we have the capability to annihilate life as we know it and it will not get any better until we find some peace within ourselves and learn to live together in harmony on this planet.

Over the years in my painting business, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with a number of prominent people and sometimes shared thoughts and ideas about life and our place in it.

Local artist Kay McCullough, late newscaster Rick Smith, lawyers and businessmen are just a few who have expressed basically the same views and insight with me that only love and understanding can sustain us all.

Yet, as a society of intelligent beings, we seem to have an innate inability to recognize that.

Even mystics from the great spiritual traditions around the world have dedicated their lives to spreading the single message of finding that peace and love within ourselves and spreading it to others.

Love illuminates everyone’s heart and that inner peace can lead to peace everywhere.

We seem to invest so much in the physical and nothing in the inner well-being. It’s a challenge to be a positive person today, rather than centuries ago.

When I reflect on the meaning of life, there just doesn’t seem to be any other solution to our problems. Political and external ones don’t work and I don’t believe they ever will. We must come to realize that everything in life is connected by love and so therein must lie the real solution to world peace.

I remember something I once wrote for a literary magazine, that said, “What is life if love is dead if love is life.”

I, for one, would not want to live in a world devoid of love, so it’s important we have a daily renewal of ourselves with positive thoughts so we don't lose the real meaning of life in the condition of the world it is.

How do you see yourself in this mysterious place called reality? I welcome reader comments on my Facebook page.

Norm Keehn,
Thunder Bay





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