The Meaning of Life is a book about life. Life teaches us that we have many choices or no choice at all. What “The Meaning of Life” does, in a unique way, is go through all the parameters we should use when making decisions and deriving meaning from life. First, the book starts off by pointing out that none of us are perfect. But that we are all imperfectly imperfect. This is the process of not being perfect all the time. So, what we must realize, in making our decisions and deriving meaning from life is that not all our decisions are going to lead to desired outcomes. We all make mistakes; all we can do is try and learn from them and try to get better.
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- Sample Blog 2 The Authors’ lounge believes that The Meaning of Life is different than most spiritually uplifting books about life in that it is not overly concerned about telling you “what” you should do to live a good life; leading to life success. The author is more concerned with “how” and “why” you do things you do in life to be happy. You can choose to do whatever you want to do in life. Afterall, GOD will forgive you for any transgression you do except suicide. And that is only because you cannot ask for forgiveness if you are dead. But once you figure out how and why you should do something figuring “what” to do is only a matter of application. “What” is the specific task or action to be performed. “How” is the manner of which way you perform that specific task or action. And “why” is your motivation to perform a specific task or action. But before you learn what to do in life you must, first, learn how to make sacrifices to have more life success. This is no more evident than in chapter 3: “The Moral of this Story.” The author points out that GOD was the first parent and that Adam & Eve were his first born. The forbidden fruit represented Adam & Eve’s sacrifice. He told Adam & Eve that they could freely enjoy everything in the Garden of Eden except the forbidden fruit. This is important because you cannot learn obedience without first learning how to make sacrifices in one’s life. And this sacrifice must not be viewed as a hindrance or a burden. You must be free to make a choice. True sacrifice, much like wisdom, must be acquired and appreciated over time rather than taught. What would you be willing to give up in order to live in GOD’s house? Adam & Eve were not ready to eat from the tree of wisdom- they were too young! They may have been their full adult size, but you would not teach a PHD’s lesson plan to a first grader? Because even if he could understand it you would probably ruin him for life. Now, before Adam & Eve ate the forbidden fruit there was no death, no Hell, and no sin. After they ate the forbidden fruit GOD knew He had to come up with another way to teach them how to make sacrifices. The Authors’ lounge recognizes, here, that the author contends that GOD was not as much punishing his kids as teaching them how to make sacrifices in life so they would have more life success. He told Adam that only he was to eat all the fruit from the tree of wisdom, and He told Eve to bare the children and obey her husband. So, God sent one to school and the other to work; and this is the best way to teach how to make sacrifices. Just punishing has been proven to be the least effective way to teach sacrifice. Why would GOD choose the least effective method to teach his kids? GOD has two basic rules to live in His house (and they have pretty much not change from the beginning). Number 1) admit that you are not perfect or that you are a sinner and be willing to ask for forgiveness when you make your mistakes. And number 2) agree to follow Him unconditionally or do not listen to other people, namely, Satan. And therefore, Adam & Eve, also, had to leave the Garden of Eden. It is through sacrifice we learn “how” to use and take care of that which GOD has freely and abundantly given us. What should motivate us is the opportunity to be productive, happy, and content human beings. With all due respect to GOD, to our families, and to each other. Our life success depends on it. The Authors’ lounge recognizes that The Meaning of Life is a spiritually uplifting book about life that does not concern itself too much with what to do; but rather how and why you should do things to live a good life that leads to life success. Furthermore, the book points out that it is through sacrifice that we learn how and why we should do things in life to be happy and content. And this sacrifice should not be viewed as a hinderance or a burden. GOD does not want us to feel deprived in any way and wants us all to be happy and content. So, what we must decide is what are we willing to sacrifice to live in GOD’s house? What is your forbidden fruit? And remember there is a time and a place for just about everything. None of us are perfect and GOD will forgive you for just about anything- all you must do is ask and He will accept you if you accept Him.
- Sample Blog Title 1 The Meaning of Life is a spiritually uplifting book about life. Life teaches us that we have many choices or no choice at all. What “The Meaning of Life” does, in a unique way, is go through all the parameters we should use when making decisions and deriving meaning from life leading to life success. First, the book starts off by pointing out that none of us are perfect. But that we are all imperfectly imperfect. This is the process of not being perfect all the time. So, what we must realize, in making our decisions and deriving meaning from life is that not all our decisions are going to lead to life success. We all make mistakes; all we can do is try and learn from them and try to get better. In chapter two the book points out that in “real life” 1+1 does not equal 2. Because if a man and a woman truly combine and have a baby together that would equal mother + father + baby. 3 people or 1 family. Hence, 1+1 = 3 or 1 or more, but “never” 2 in “real life.” It would only equal 2 if the man, the woman, or the baby leave the relationship and who would want that. Because once a man and a woman “truly” combine (resulting in a baby or not) it will change the way they make decisions and derive meaning from life forever and would lead to much less life success. And in “real life” once you “truly” combine you cannot take it back. And for the record, the sum is always greater than its individual parts. So, 1+1 cannot equal 2. In chapter three the book discusses how for the world to not just survive but thrive we must all learn how to make sacrifices. We cannot all have everything in life. Therefore, for us to live life to the fullest we must all learn how to make sacrifices that allow everyone to have more life success. The problem is that not everyone is willing to make the necessary sacrifices so the world can thrive and not just survive. This greatly effects how we make our decisions and derive meaning from life and achieve life success. The Authors’ lounge recognizes chapter four as the most interesting chapter of this spiritually uplifting book. Chapter four is entitled: “What is GOD’S salvation? A narration by GOD.” The key to this chapter is that it is narrated by GOD. Therefore, GOD is the student/teacher in this narrative. And maybe we should follow His lead and become student/teachers ourselves. This would be a great way to help us make better decisions and derive meaning from life leading to much more life success. And when GOD thanks the author (reader-you), He is thanking you too for even if you have questioned whether He knew what He was doing, at whatever point you stopped He would thank you big time. Because all GOD ever wanted was a world that doesn’t question that He knew what He was doing and would follow Him unconditionally. In chapter five the author divides the human being into five distinct parts- the body, the mind, the heart, the soul, and the spirit. The author explains the attributes of each part and how each one of us has strengths and weaknesses. He points out that the universe usually attacks our weakest link. We should all try to maximize the positive effects of our strengths while limiting the negative effects of our weaknesses which would lead to much more life success. And finally, salvation was always meant to be challenging but yet not difficult. The last three chapters pretty much explain themselves. Chapter six just explains how part of GOD had to be human too. So, we should realize this and follow His lead. The last two chapters are about the rules of “life.” Life without rules is a life without structure and would only lead to more chaos. This, in turn, would make life less meaningful and cause us to have less life success. The Authors’ lounge recognizes that “The Meaning of Life” is a spiritually uplifting book that can help anyone discover the parameters for, and how to make better choices in life. If the goal is to establish a purpose; and inner peace and joy in ones’ life, then “The Meaning of Life” is the book to read! After you have read “The Meaning of Life” you will feel encourage that life has a lot more to offer and feel empowered to go get it!