Meaning is knowledge

Cornelius Agrippa says:

I think the question of what God is, is related to the question of who we are. That has to be
a practical question.
I think our lives are meaningless except to the extent that we give them meaning. That has to start on a
small-scale – in the moment-to-moment things we do and in each interaction with another human being and even to details like how we wash a cup or sweep a floor.


Life, real life, is Meaning felt each moment.

In that immediate “knowledge” every single detail makes sense – like seeping the floor or washing the coffee cup.

The same goes for human interaction. If there is reciprocal meaning, there will be communion too. Participation in Sense…

Unfortunately, the sum of people´s life – society today – feels devoid of meaning. And due to this absence of meaning in interpersonal connexion, – absence of both individual and collective relation to Self – we have this hollow age, which obviously cannot offer anything beyond its limited pragmatism.

Pragmatism without metaphysical connection leads inevitably to nihilism.

And there can never be any Sense in Naught…

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

2 Responses to Meaning is knowledge

  1. Thomas Ross says:


    “This hollow age.”

    Your post, and that phrase, resonate so powerfully. So many of the great influences in my life- like Kierkegaard, Rollo May, Auden, and others- wrote of the dispassionate, over-intellectualized ages in which they found themselves. The moment I read your post here, I thought of Kierkegaard’s haunting parable of the jewel on the thin ice

    And the meaning of the simplest acts. Just a moment ago I made a pot of tea. Simply and with all focus and care. It was so meaningful.

    Great and important work here.


    • julienmatei says:

      Thank you Tom,

      Meaning is never to be found on an intellectual level.
      In fact, thinking must stop if Meaning is to be perceived.

      Vivid Attention…That kind of unobtrusive alertness…the derivative of the humble and open heart…

      I almost feel the scent of your tea over here. 🙂

      Be well and a good thought to you!


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