EP 119 // Not Knowing the Meaning of Things // Christine Baird

“You can’t know the meaning of something the day it happens.”

I remember the first time I heard the idea that as humans, we are meaning-making machines. Wow, okay, yes, that makes sense. This has taken on another layer of meaning during a global pandemic when we are all desperate for meaning and can’t find it yet.

I heard the above quote at a community meditation gathering last month and have been pondering on it for a month. It feels relieving and freeing and also like something I need to constantly remember. My worth is not based in me knowing the meaning of something the day it happens.

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