The theme for the rest of this month at HP is “Finding Meaning”.
A common reaction to naturalism is that it means nothing matters. On the contrary, it means everything matters.
Nothing can magically escape the web of cause and effect. All things are interconnected by this chain of meaningful action.
Every second of your life is meaningful because everything has consequences. Whatever you do, feel, or think builds habits and sows the seeds of cause and effect.
Thoughts have consequences.
Feelings have consequences.
Actions have consequences.
So act responsibly.
Because every second of your life is meaningful.
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B. T. Newberg founded HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011, and served as managing editor till 2013. His writings on naturalistic spirituality can be found at Patheos, Pagan Square, the Spiritual Naturalist Society, as well as right here on HP. Since the year 2000, he has been practicing meditation and ritual from a naturalistic perspective. After leaving the Lutheranism of his raising, he experimented with Agnosticism, Buddhism, Contemporary Paganism, and Spiritual Humanism. Currently he combines the latter two into a dynamic path embracing both science and myth. Professionally, he teaches English as a Second Language. He also researches the relation between religion, psychology, and evolution at www.BTNewberg.com. After living in Minnesota, England, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea, B. T. Newberg currently resides in St Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and cat.
Next Sunday, we continue the theme of finding meaning with NaturalPantheist, “Finding Purpose and Meaning”.
The theme for late autumn here at HP is “Death and Life”. Send your writing and art to humanisticpaganism [at] gmail.com by November 6, 2013.