Our point of view defines us and to define means "to limit", "to finish." The point of view called looking for "the" answer, blinds us to possibility. Most of our words have actually lost meaning over time in our obsessive desire to get the "truth". Since we are looking for "the one" and have huge expectations of what will happen when we find it, we miss the many concealed places of self-
discovery, like un-carved statues in the petrified content of our minds.
How about an answer that changes the question?
I find it liberating to consult the history of our words. What were their original meanings? What did these words mean to the peoples who first spoke them? What did they mean before we limited them by definition? What new possibilities might arise if we opened ourselves to redeeming these older usages.
My favorite website, etymonline.com, begins with the statement: “This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English.” What if we could get out of our ruts? If we change a word, can we also change our worlds?
Originally most of our words included their opposite meanings, like the word 'owe' has the same root as the word 'own' and the root of the word 'give' means to give or receive. Our scientific model has made bad poets of us all.
Exercise: After learning the scientific definition of your words, go back to the origin and see what difference it makes. Keep doing it and notice how unlimited (undefined) the meaning of life becomes. How connected are words even to their opposites?
Simply, notice what you notice.