Michael Lister’s “Meaning” series—“Meaning Every Moment,” “The Meaning of Life in Movies,”
and “The Meaning of Jesus” —chronicle his quest for a meaningful life.
“I believe every moment of our lives can be meaningful. If we live our lives in a certain careful, mindful, open, grateful way, we can experience the intended import, purpose, and significance of them, we can have meaning––not just on occasion, but in every moment. If we seek, we shall find. If we thirst, we will be quenched. If we ask, we shall receive. It’s all in the approach—mindfulness, openness, meditation, contemplation, abandon, deliberate study, intentional experience. Meaning is everywhere, in everything, awaiting discovery. It’s easily missed when mindfulness is lost, when we cease to be present, awake, alive, when we allow ourselves to slip into unconsciousness, slumber, distraction, when we fail to perceive, when we forget what truly matters most, when we, no matter how momentarily, lose our way.” Michael Lister