Date: June 17, 2017 02:42PM
Hey everyone! I used to be a regular here about 12-17 years ago when I left the church but I basically felt recovered and went on with my life. Now I'm in my late 30's and am settling into adult reality with a wife, house and successful career and am coming up against a feeling that everything is meaningless. After leaving the morg, I intellectually grasped that there is no ultimate truth, no absolute authority and no objective meaning to life, the universe and everything. But lately it has been actually hitting home in an emotional way and I'm having trouble coping with it. I have actually been feeling an urge to join some kind of belief community (gasp!) even though I know I couldn't actually force myself to believe in it. Just to touch some kind of truth-shaped force in my life again...I don't know. I get the sense that this is an existential crisis that a lot of people go through, not just those who were raised with such an all-encompasing religion as mormonism, but is there some particular angle to it that is specific to people like us? Thanks for listening!