This is why..
“that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being”
Why I train, why I run the crazy trails, rumble with my huskies, shoot my bow, sweat pools across my mat, climb rock and tree, throw iron around, pound the heavy bag, repeat my jabs and kicks hundreds of times, scamper thru the wilds, eat hot chile and drink great beer, make wild love, strum my guitar, shoot across undulating frozen landscapes on dogsled or skis, gaze at the stars stunned…
Simply lining up the outside with what’s on the inside.
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s all finally about, and that’s what these clues help us to find within ourselves …
“Experience of life. The mind has to do with meaning. What’s the meaning of a flower? … There’s no meaning. What’s the meaning of the universe? What’s the meaning of a flea? It’s just there. That’s it. And your own meaning is that you’re there. We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
from Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers, Episode 1