The meaning of life

It isn’t possible to go through life without facing the ‘big questions’ at some stage, but times of change and emotional upheaval are opportunities for growth.

We are all confronted with events in our lives that prompt us to question the meaning of life. A loss, major change, or moral dilemma can all bring us face to face with the uncertainty, complexity and impermanence of life. At such times, it is usual to feel insecure and empty, and to wonder what life is all about.

Although disconcerting, times of emotional upheaval can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of life. Talking with a counsellor can be helpful when confronting life-changing events and the emotions they arouse in us.