THE meaning of life is the meaning you choose to give it. Do you know who you are and why you’re here? The most powerful way to understand this is to visit a special place. Perhaps it is a beach near your home, or a forest, or a garden. Wherever it is, make it special for you, and go and visit it.
Whenever you are in this place you feel calm, and centred. Pause from life. Take a few minutes to sit in a seat, or on the ground, or just to stand still. Be completely still.
Clear your mind completely and just be.
Now, slowly, gently, deliberately, ask yourself the question – ‘who am I and why am I here?’
And smile, and relax, the answer may not come straight away, the answer may not come for several days or weeks, although I promise you, from my heart, the answer will come. And when it does, you will have feelings that no words on paper can express. You will know who you are and why you are here, and when you know this, no one can ever take that away from you. No one.
What is an organization without its people? What is the world without each other? What would the world be like, without you in it?
The answer to everything, the meaning of life, is yours to decide. And when you do decide, you will have found true and total happiness, inner peace, and you will have discovered heaven and earth.
(Extract from The Naked Leader)