Will's Sojourn to find the meaning of life
Journey along with Will. Discover what events in his life have brought him to this quest..
Will's writing, stories, and essays on the Meaning of life
The Letter writing campaign
I have embarked on a letter writing campaign to many people of the world asking them what they think the meaning of life is. Read the letter, and read the list of people I have sent it to. See their responses, if I get any. As of August 2, 2005 there have been no responses.
The Question in a bottle
I will be sending out notes in a bottle. You can keep track of how that is going here. Have I received any replies?
What do people say the meaning of life is? Learn more here
What famous, and not so famous books are there about the meaning of life?
The meaning of life has been covered in movies. Learn more about them.
What Comes Next
Inquiries into what happens to us after we die.
the meaning of life has been explored in many different ways by many different people from music to poetry. Learn more about it here.
Read quotes about the meaning of life
The Blog
Here you can get Will's daily thoughts on his quest.
The Bulletin Board
Join the Google group. Here you can read what other people have to say about the meaning of life. You can also post your own thoughts.
The Golden Rule:
There is one very important rule that must be followed in this quest. Find out what it is.
My Personal website where I have a lot of searching essays about my life and the meaning of it: 2007 - 2008 - 2009



The Golden Rule

There is one very important rule that I have to follow in this
quest to find the meaning of life.

I must keep an absolutely open mind. This is a question that has
crossed the mind of every living human being. I must not make any assumptions.

You might say that is easy; but it's not as easy as you think. In my search I am going to
come across a lot of ideas and a lot of people that say they know the answer. I have to carefully digest and consider EVERYTHING. And I must not assume that any bit of information or wisdom is any better or more valid than another.

Let me give you an example:

Here is a pasage from the Tao Te Ching , the classic book of integrity and the way by LAO TZU

Without going out-of-doors,
     one may know all under heaven;
Without peering through windows,
     oner may know the Way of Heaven;

The farther one goes,
The less one knows.

For this reason,
     The sage knows without journeying,
          understands without looking,
          accomplishes without acting.

It is a brilliant passage and it has something very specific to say. There is no doubting the wisdom in it. But if I don't follow the golden rule I now have been given the fact that I don't have to go anywhere in my search for the meaning of life.

You see what I mean? I have to take the things I learn, understand them, accept them but not declare anything to be "it" . I have to stay open to ALL possibilities.

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