Time II

But how does one sustain such project? The terror of everyday life kicks in and destroys every attempt at authenticity. There is no ignoring it. Maybe we must accept the terror, see it not as destruction, but as the foundation of the possibility of authenticity. It is because life is meaningless that I must give, that I must be the source of meaningfulness. Meaningfulness is all that can be offered against death, and it is constantly being created from nothing. It isn't simply found. It doesn't lay hiding here or there. Or maybe it is constantly hiding, within ourselves, to be accessed through particular mental states generated by what we observe in the world. Certain experiences we have allow us to reach beyond externally imposed systems, and listen to our own voices.