Friday, 8 February 2013

Outside the Story

Our lives are meaningless if we take meaning for a coherent narrative plot of some sort. When we strain to make our lives otherwise, we're merely telling ourselves a story. You and I don't manifest in the universe as meaning, we manifest as living human beings. We're not here to represent something else. We're here in our own right.

- Lin Jensen, "Wash Your Bowl"

Received as Daily Dharma from on the 7th of February 2013


Yes. We humans love adding narrative and meta-narrative to our lives. And then thinking that the story 'means something'.