The Meaning of Life and the Determining Factor

Nicolae Tanase: Dr. Feiner, what is the meaning of life?

Stacy Feiner: I love this question. It is age old. Timeless. It’s enormous and simple. It is never inconsequential.

First it conjures up feelings, senses and images: the image of the brilliant night

sky in Maine in the summer, the sound of my voice echoing in the canyons of Colorado, and the feeling of love when my children come to hug me for no apparent reason. That is how I feel the meaning of life.

When I think about the meaning of life I am reminded of a time early in my relationship with my now husband when I wondered if maybe I would choose not to have children arguing that the world wasn’t good enough, wasn’t safe enough for a new life. It was in deep thought that I realized, it’s a privilege to walk the planet no matter what condition it is in. “The meaning of life is what you make
of it.” 

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the determining factor.” Author unknown

~ Dr. Stacy Feiner is an executive coach for the middle market and author.
Stacy brings psychological strategies to business owners that help them improve their performance and advance their organizations. Her approach enhances complex dynamics within owner-operated companies, family businesses, boards, and management teams. Stacy is a licensed psychologist, coach, author and national speaker.

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Originally published in – May, 2015.

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