“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
In the last one month or so I received so many emails from people who wanted to know what the purpose of life and the reason of our existence is. It was very strange. It never happened to me before to get so many emails with the exact same question from so many different people. And since the same questions kept showing up in my inbox over and over again, I decided to take some time to contemplate on these questions, because just like Aristotle once said it, “Contemplation is the highest form of activity.”
You see, there was a time when I used to think about these things. There was a time when I would contemplate about the purpose of life and the reason of our existence, but after a while I stopped. I don’t know why, but I did. Maybe because I became “too busy” with doing things that I no longer had time to contemplate. I no longer had time to meditate, to think and to discover the answer to these beautiful and profound questions. But life works in mysterious ways, and luckily for me I started receiving all these beautiful emails from all these wonderful people who made sure to ask me the right questions at the right time so that I would go back to contemplating 🙂
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things.” ~ Morrie Schwartz
With the many things we have to do on a regular basis, all our tasks and busy schedule, it can be quite challenging at times to take a few steps back, to contemplate and to ask ourselves questions like:
“Is there purpose in my life? Is there meaning?
Am I being true to myself, to my life path and to my purpose?
Is the life I am living really the life I want to be living?”
And even though it can be quite challenging and quite difficult to do these things, we have to make time. We have to find the strength and courage to be bring awareness into our lives and be true to ourselves, because if we don’t… if we don’t seek to find, to know and to understand the purpose of life and the reason of our existence, chances are that we will continue to live by default, betraying ourselves and thinking that it’s okay to walk on a path that is not ours to walk upon.
“It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Life is very simple, it really is, but because most of us live from the mind and not from the heart, we developed this false belief that life is complicated and that the purpose of our lives is something very complex and hard to find, but that’s just nonsense. If you want to know what the purpose of life and the reason of your existence is, just close your eyes, place your hands over your heart, take a few deep breaths and just ask the answer of yourself. Ask yourself:
“What is the purpose of life? What is the reason of our existence?”
And if you can silence your mind completely, connecting with the deep part of you that holds the answers to all your life questions, I guarantee you that the answer you will get will look something like this: “The purpose of life is to love. To become one with love and then to radiate that love outwards. To serve, to shine and to share your light with the rest of the world. “
That’s it. That’s all there is to it. Nothing complex, and nothing too hard to find. The purpose of life to love, to truly love. To love with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. To love everything and everyone, without excluding anyone or anything. To become one with love and then to radiate that love outwards… To love those who love you, and also those who don’t. Not necessary because they deserve it, but because love is the only things we have to offer… To get to a place where, no matter where you look and no matter what you do, you can’t help but feel an overwhelming love towards that which you see and for the things you do.
The purpose of life is to become one with love… To have love flow through every cell of your body and then to project that love outwards. To infuse love into all that you do, to infuse love into your surroundings, your relationships, your work, your life and the whole world. To shine your light on to the world and to make this world a better place with your presence, with your gifts, with your light and with your grace. And if you can do this, if you can live your life from a place of total love and acceptance, then your whole life will be a complete success and everything you will do will succeed.
That’s the purpose of life…
The way I see it, life is love and love is life, and the more love flows through our veins, the more joyful we become, the clearer our vision gets, and the easier it becomes to connect not only with our own heart and Soul, but also with the heart and Soul of every living being that inhabits the planet. On the surface we might all look very different from one another but at the core level we are all the same. At the core level we are all ONE, connected with each other in a very deep and powerful way. At the core level we are essentially the same, all members of one human race. There is no separation except the separation we created in our minds because of our attachment to fear, and if we allow love back into our hearts, becoming one with it and allowing ourselves to live our lives from that place, then we will recognize ourselves in the world around us and we will finally understand that we are in the world and the world is in us… We are ONE.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein
What do you think is the purpose of life and the reason of our existence? Is it love, or is it something else? You can share your comment in the comment section below
With all my love,
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