The meaning of life and coffee is deeper than what you’ll find in the bottom of your cup. As good as your coffee may look, we can’t fully comprehend what it’s all about without tasting it for ourselves.
Yes, The Meaning Of Coffee Is Really About Life.
One of my greatest revelations was coming to understand that “life is work”.
Understanding this allowed me to improve my outlook on life. In turn, my mental and emotional self lightened up as well.
Likewise, I always try to maintain a functional mindset, being able to apply one thing to a multitude of things.
This is going down another route, but fractals come to mind, where we find similar characteristics across various scales of reference. From large to small, we find similar patterns– Or something like that.
It’s all in my crash course, if you’re into that sort of thing. Yes I have a crash course, Make It Stick, Write It Down: A Journaled Philosophy.
The Repetition Of Simplicity Gives Rise To Complexity
We can over-complicate life, but something to loosely quote from fractalfoundation.org is that “complexity is the repetition of simplicity.”
Meaning that simple processes, functions, or characteristics that are repeated, and layered upon themselves cater to create an evolved, and complicated whole.
Consider how an artist’s masterpiece starts with just one brush stroke. And as it started, the masterpiece is completed in similar fashion– With its final brush stroke.
All in all, from the artistic end, it took one precise stroke after another to bring it all to fruition, in line with the artist’s creative vision.
On the other end, taking in the whole while having missed out on the creative process entirely, we can become overwhelmed by the intricacies of the finished piece. We marvel and awe at its beauty, its mystery, and more– intrigued and perplexed by the puzzle of creation.
What are we to make of the story that comes along with all of its colors and hues, its textures and shades, or its mood and emotions?
What we take away from the masterpiece for ourselves is unique to our perspective outlook. Meaning, although we are influenced by such a striking painting, whatever story we take out of it only goes back into it. We pepper what we see with a creative story of our own that is projected from the history of our unique life experience.
In this sense, we make the painting come alive.
To bring it back, life is the same.
We get emotional about the ups and downs, as we may compare our effort across various pursuits. However, that “effort”, that “work” is a pattern that underlies every moment in life.
Take for example how we find the underlying characteristics to work in our morning cup of coffee. Truly, the meaning of life is evidence in the simplest of things, consider the “work” involved in making a good cup of joe in the video below.
It is relatively easy work certainly, and something to enjoy as the work is rewarding in both process and result.
I am captivated by the simple processes to make my own cup of coffee, as I create it specifically suited to my very own tastes.
Successfully making it for myself, I can sit back and relish in the simple pleasures that come along with a nice warm cup.
That’s the meaning of life in coffee.
Easy Work is Still Work
We take the easy work for granted because it’s easy– We don’t have to think about it. The opposite is true when we are severely challenged with difficult and trying work– It can get to our head, as we can overthink it.
I’m not delusional, some things we may come to face as individuals are extremely difficult, trying, taxing, overwhelming, or worse.
We can buckle down to our hands and knees, paralyzed by the sheer difficulty of it.
However, resilience is another topic. How thick our skin is dictates the resistance we are able to tolerate. If you can’t tolerate much, find a way to make yourself more resilient to life’s resistance.
For this reason, if life is work, we must embrace the grind of our day to day.
When challenged at your day job, at home, in your relationship, or wherever else, break down the path forward to get yourself out into your better days.
Look to simplify the process and path ahead of you– Look to the next step, and work from there.
Seeing Is Believing
Ultimately, I can say these things, but you have to see it for yourself to understand. Meaning that your revelation must come from your own experience in action.
Go on then, get out there and challenge yourself in whatever way, shape, or form to improve the qualities of your life.
What am I even saying anymore…
My coffee is getting cold, have a great day.