The mystery of your beating heart (life’s poetic meaning)

Discover the mystery
Of your beating heart,
Why it keeps you going
Day after day.

There’s no bill
For your heartbeat.
It’s a free gift.

Awe and wonder
Shout out meaning
Beyond logic,
Comprehended by the heart.

Point to sadness
And life feels pointless.
Point to hope
And life’s on point!

Some people
Attempt to stand out;
Others to fit in.
Perhaps it’s more meaningful
To try to obey your conscience.

From DNA
To solar systems,
The universe has meaning,
As if it were words.

Goodness, beauty, and truth
Overflow with meaning.

Meaningless freedom is frustrating.

The ability to desire meaning,
To search for it,
Is amazingly meaningful.

To see life as meaningless
Is an emotional evaluation,
Not a rational one.

Treasure, recall, and share
Your most moving, meaningful memories
And let them fill you with purpose for today.

There’s great meaning
In continually working
To overcome fears,
Tormenting thoughts,
And compulsions,
And finally experiencing victory!

Rational understanding
Can give you facts.
Inner revelation (aha)
Can tell you why.

To experience
A sudden awareness of meaning
And be swept over by significance —
That’s awe.

Many people
Believe in nothing
Other than their own feelings.

It’s okay
To rationalize and emote
About your experiences,
But perhaps it’s better
To find the meaning in them.

To ask the meaning of life in general is good,
But it’s even more powerful to ask yourself:
“What does my life mean to me?”

Your breath
Means magnificence
Automatically pulling in air,
Sustaining your life.

Aimless wandering
Can be discouraging,
But searching for goodness
Is always meaningful.

To live
Without appreciating life,
Is to fail to notice
The rich meaning
That surrounds and
Indwells us.

Modern media
Isn’t very good
At conveying meaning.
It’s mostly
Full of distractions.

Elaborate presentation
Without heartfelt meaning
Is fluff.

If you’re tired
Of searching for yourself,
Surrender to Christ
And find joy.

Faith says
No to discouragement
And surrenders to God.

Meaning is not invented.
It’s discovered.

Meaningful words
Are more powerful
Than chatter.

Even a babe in a womb has meaning.

To dull your discernment
With drink, drugs,
Or distractions,
Is to deny your destiny.

To unfriend God
And block
His holy presence
From your life
Is tragic.

When you follow Christ
With all your heart,
Meaning and purpose
Will resonate in your life.

No one can explain
The inexplicable presence of Jesus.
However, you can experience His presence daily.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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