“All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells are within you.” ~ Joseph Campbell

All the heroes, all the villains, all the light and all the darkness are within you. You are the fountainhead, and the universe is the fountain. You have only to tap into it.

1) Recondition cultural conditioning:

“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole universe lies in uncertainty. Live immediately.” ~ Seneca

Un-matrix the Matrix. Invert your comfort zone. Counter nihilism with existentialism. Test the boundaries and transform them into horizons. Take leaps of courage but leave faith behind.

In a universe without meaning, it’s your responsibility alone – not your forefather’s, not your culture’s, not your tribe’s – to create your own meaning. Use what they have to offer. Build upon their templates.

Stand upon the shoulders of giants to see further than they did. But don’t rely upon their outdated constructs of meaning. For meaning must forever be updated. Especially in an impermanent universe that is constantly in flux.

Reconditioning your cultural conditioning is the vital first leap of courage that must be taken to live a life on purpose, with purpose. Questioning the engine of meaning hitherto keeps it from stagnating and running out of gas henceforth. Updated meaning requires nth degree questioning of outdated answers.

You are a meaning-creating creature, par excellence. It’s high time you got better at it.

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