One of the commonest big questions that people ask is: ‘What is the meaning of life?’ I think they’re asking the wrong question. This question presupposes that in the beginning there was a meaning and that life came about in order to fulfil that meaning. I think the question needs to be turned on its head, because I believe that life came first and it’s down to us to find meaning in it.
So, if I’m right, the more accurate question is: ‘What gives life meaning?’ And, for me, the answer to that question is ‘connection’. It’s in our connections that we find our spirituality – primarily in our connections with others and with ourselves, but there are other important connections as well, such as those with nature, with music and with art. These points of connection are the places we are most likely to find our God.