We search, we find. We read, we hear, we speak. We compare, we laugh, we cry and then we do it all over again.
Throughout the ages, people have been searching for the meaning of life. From the ancient Aztecs, Egyptians and the Incans to the modern apes with smartphones and satellites. Everyone has been looking for the purpose of life. The WHY. With questions like:
Why are we here?
Why do we exist?
What is the purpose of our lives?
What is the meaning of life?
These burning questions are as ancient as human consciousness itself.
According to science, the purpose of life is to just exist. Yes, just that simple. To just exist, hence we have millions of different life forms on Earth whose singular purpose is to just exist and make copies of themselves.
However of all the known lifeforms, humans have developed consciousness and we don’t just want to exist and make copies of ourselves, we want to know WHY we exist and what is the meaning/purpose/goal of this life?
Would you believe me if I told you I have the answer? Humour me … Read on
The secret is not in the meaning of life is but the definition of life. The purpose is not going to be revealed to you by scriptures, sermons, books, angels or prophets. The meaning and the true purpose of YOUR life is what you define it to be. You give meaning to your own life. It’s not a fixed, absolute value. There is no universal definition. Everyone’s meaning and purpose of life will be different:
- For some, it may be raising a family and providing them with the best possible opportunities.
- For some, it might be helping the vulnerable members of the community.
- For some, it may be building the biggest businesses in the world.
- For some, it may be entertaining others.
Whatever you choose to do though, don’t settle for mediocrity and don’t settle for average. In whatever you do in life, do your best and endeavour to be the best at it.
That is the true meaning of life. Living your life to its fullest potential. Too many people are more afraid of success than they are of failure (and there is no shortage of that either). Unfulfilled desires turn into pain and manifests in your physical bodies and world.
Learn to listen to your body and to your intuition. Define the meaning of your life by finding what work you are here to do and what contribution you can make to this universe.
“Whatever we are, whatever we make of ourselves, is all we will ever have—and that, in its profound simplicity, is the meaning of life.” ―Philip Appleman
Before your life beings, your soul/consciousness makes a plan for your life. If you keep returning to the same idea, theme or endeavour – you are being nudged back into the lane.