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


Why is it different this time?

There is plenty of stuff out there about the meaning of life and many of it is very similar. We should love life, love our family, help other people and build good Karma. These are wonderful things and of course they add tremendous value and help us to achieve a higher level in our life. But.... Isn't there a distinction here? Didn't you ever wonder about the grand scheme of things?

Is it possible that there is an answer to the question that would bring an enlightenment to you? Something that would be almost like a religious experience? An answer that would radically change the way you live and the way you look at life? An answer that would deeply change the context of your existence? I think there is.

I am only beginning this quest but here is what I imagine may come of it: (of course this is subject to change because if I am not open minded about the possibilities then I am defeating myself before I have even started. Read my thoughts on being open minded in this quest.)

Humanity has been changing and growing over the course of time. We are developing ourselves as people and as a race -getting closer to something. That something is the purpose of why we are here. The riddle is that we are heading in a direction but don't really know what the goal is. Maybe the goal has been forgotten by us, maybe the design says we shouldn't know the goal. And maybe discovering the goal is a fundamental part of the process.

Let me explain that last sentence a little more. "Maybe discovering the goal, or the meaning of our lives, is a fundamental part of the process. When the time is right the reason for our being here in this existence will present itself to us. Then we can head directly toward it and achieve it fully. So in my humble opinion, and at this stage in my quest that is exactly what I am looking for. I am looking for the real meaning of why we are here and when it is revealed to us an enlightenment will come to us and we will be able to realize our existence and our purpose fully.

Pretty ambitious huh? Maybe it's arrogant or foolhardy but it is what it is and that's what I am shooting for.