Finding the meaning

Meaning is the purpose
or significance that
produces hope,
and it is allusive and
not easy to locate
in the great sea
of lives and living.

Some believe they
have found its eternal
form in religious belief;
others in great tasks,
creative or visionary;
still others in educational
or vocational achievements.

But the more you look
for meaning the more
it slips away and you
realise that it is a sneaky
beast that pops up
its head in the thick
of living authentically
and doing what
gives you joy.