Compounding Meaning

In the morning, when you rise unwillingly, let this thought be present: I am rising to the work of a human being.
— Marcus Aurelius Meditations V.1
 
 2011 Post Op Brain MRI. The start of my new life.

2011 Post Op Brain MRI. The start of my new life.

 

Living a meaningful life is not a matter of compounding activities, but the compounding of meaning. What does ‘compounding meaning’ connote here? 

Resting in wonder together with ambiguity.

Adding a rich salience to experience. 

A connection, undirected and pervasive.

A built memory that are nurtureing.

The taste of presence.

These also compress time and expand our movement. We can drop out of time as we congenitally think of it. We move fast along a life mastery path picking up speed as we ‘compound meaning’.