Friday, July 1, 2016

The Meaning-Making Machine

Deep within all of us lies a “Meaning-Making Machine”. It’s a part of our identity that is
constantly trying to keep us “safe” by creating meaning around the events and experiences we encounter as we go through life.
The Meaning-Making Machine is particularly active when we’re young. As children we create meaning about the world by trying to interpret what we’re experiencing with our fresh young minds.
The problem is, much of the meaning we create about the world is based on wrong conclusions. I mean, how wise were we as six-year-olds?
But we then carry these “conclusions” into adulthood not realising just how much they can cloud our experiences of life. Have you ever wondered where you got your beliefs about money? Or love? Or your health? Or your self-identity?