What Were you Made For?
Inside the octahedron there is a question mark and on it engraved the sentence - What were you made for?
I first encountered the sentence at Haim Algranati’s
- a world name for custom guitars who lives in London. In a documentary movie, he said that each day he stops for 5 minutes
and focuses on those five words - What were you made for? This ritual helps him find happiness and meaning in his life.
The happiest among us are the ones who managed to give their life meaning. Some people see this approach as a deterministic; one that says each one of us was made for a purpose. I prefer the perception that people are the ones who cast meaning on their life through self-realization, creativity and courage. The Octahedron structure gives a definition of time and space and symbolizes consciousness. The Octahedron also represents the beginning of creation or the universe.
The decorations on the pendant are taken from one of the Anglo Saxon jewels found at 2009 in Staffordshire Britain. These jewels were made by goldsmiths who most likely found the meaning of life in their art... 1300 years later I feel honored to re-live them again.
I hope that those of you who will buy and wear the pendant will stop every once in a while and ask themselves if they are on the right path.