To recover the meaning of life, is to let go of the ego. Letting go of the ego however, requires the conscious choice to stop playing the victim...
When in conversation with ones own mind, it is of the noblest intent to think consciously and to discern well thoughts from thoughts of your silly ego.
When you move through your moments in time rooted in a sense of gratitude, you create your own heaven. When you decide to step out of gratitude, and instead entertain thoughts of fear, anger, jealousy, greed or deception, you consciously choose to create your own hell.
Chaos is created in the mind, by wrong thinking. Peace however, is created by choosing to refuse to step into thoughts of fear, anger, jealousy, greed, or deception.
Heaven is not above us. It is in us. Hell is not below us. It is in us.
The glory in life, is coming to a point in life, where our minds begin to understand we have the ability to choose.