I get regular email from people. Because of this blog and because of a lot of stuff I have on my website that revolves around my search for the meaning of life.
Almost always the email is from a good and kind person who just wants to help. They always offer advice by telling me about how they get deep meaning and satisfaction in their lives by giving to others, by being with family, by contributing to humanity.
This is all true. We are social creatures, community, family, love, caring and many other things give us a deep sense of meaning in our lives. But.....
But, This really isn't what I mean. I am trying to pull away the curtain, rake my fingers through the air and catch a small corner of the fabric that can't be seen, and tear it down - to gaze upon the secret that can't be known. The mystery that can't be explained. The meaning of life.
There is a very big difference between in and of.