The Full Flavor of a Meaningful Life

“I think this is when most people give up on their stories. They come out of college wanting to change the world, wanting to get married, wanting to have kids and change the way people buy office supplies. But they get into the middle and discover it was harder than they thought. They can’t see the distant shore anymore and they wonder if their paddling is moving them forward. None of the trees behind them are getting any smaller and none of the trees ahead are getting bigger … and they go looking for an easier story.”

“Once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.“

–Donald Miller, “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years”

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11 thoughts on “The Full Flavor of a Meaningful Life

  1. Very cool statement. I could not agree more! I have been an activist since I read Henry David Thoreau’s book, “Walden” in 7th Grade. I am now 59 years young! Once I woke up to the incredible beauty of the natural world, the amazing intelligence of amazing people and the depth of reality of the Spirit, there was no way I could turn back to the demands of pettiness that our society extorts from so many people caught in a life of drudgery, slaves to a way of life they abhor. I sympathize with those Thoreau aptly described as “living lives of quiet desperation.”

    I have been fortunate to have had some success in my work as an activist for peace, social justice and protection of Life on our fabulous planet. I work to share my truth and to help enlighten those around me who desire happiness and peace. I enjoy sharing my honest message of Hope. Where there is a will there is a way! We can overcome the Dark Side and help make the world a better place for all!

    This is why I continue to work hard to stay in touch with my thoughts, my principles and my Heart. I love my sense of place in the world and the grace and beauty that is all around us. I work, as well, to help enlighten those smothered by the Matrix and feeling of hopelessness. I find that this is not difficult when most everyone wants deep down to be happy and share the joys of living!

    I celebrate that there are kindred souls like you, LeeAnn, who share the vision for a more perfect social fabric and who work hard to bring the us light and help lead us out of the darkness. I thank God that you and the fine folks at Prison Planet have helped awaken me and many others to the aspects of the Truth we may not have considered! There is so much to learn in our incredible world!

    Keep up the great work. Thank you for providing a bright light for our people!

    Wishing you Peace and Many Blessings!

  2. People are always looking for the climax. Movies, Sex, everything we do has an ending with fireworks and resolution. It is why we find it so hard to enjoy this journey, because we are always looking forward to that moment when we can say we’ve finally made it. Even if you make it, and some do, you’ll find that you’re asking yourself “now what?” So enjoy the journey, if you know how, because when this is over there are no fireworks and there is no resolution. It’s simply over.

  3. Hei!

    My name is Anssi Ulmala and I come from Finland.
    I found you via InfoWar Channel on Youtube.
    I also like to get to know more information of many kind of organisations and big companies.
    I found you good looking and kindly person so I wanted to take a contact with you. You can email me If you want. Extra friends are always welcome.

    Greetings from Finland
    Anssi 🙂

  4. Leeann I love you and I was wondering if you would like to come hang out with me in my igloo and partake in some Canadabis and and forget about how fucked up the world is. ?lol how about some more pictures of you holding guns I like those pic ea.lol

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