What is Life, have you ever questioned this to yourself? Probably, a few would surely have had this query come to their minds possibly in the transient low phases of their lives.
According to the most accepted books in the world, namely, the Bible, Bhagwad Gita, & more, Life construes to be the Existence. The existence per se is both on physical & psychological level.
When a seed germinates, life happens and it continues till the plant dies. However, many times the blooming of a flower or the ripening of fruit is often valued more. This is because we rank the achievement of a particular activity or a purpose more than life itself. Let’s think about life to be a big set, on a close observation one would be able to classify the different purposes of life as mere subsets of this big group.
Hardships often make one ponder about the purpose of our lives. We call out to the divine seeking answers if at all living life is worthwhile or not. But there are no answers received or should I say it is left to our perception. This makes us feel even more helpless.
The desire to decode the ‘Big’ purpose of our lives is perhaps an act of self-burdening. Quite the reverse, if existence is life then everything above or below it should be treated as superfluous. Family, career, car, house etc. are only assets that one can accumulate or maybe not.
I will share two scenarios here.
Some people like to work hard towards putting extra efforts on their jobs. In doing so they even sometimes overlook their family cause well for them the pursuit of earning is family sustenance. Alas, they forget that money can buy only materialistic things for everything else the individual’s presence is needed.
On similar lines, in my earlier years of independent living, I used to struggle a lot with cooking. In those days, all I could merely cook were few bachelorhood snacks. I remember, complaining this to my mom. In fact, I held her responsible for my incompetency in the cooking area.
My mother, the straightforward woman she is, had replied, “This is because you were so involved with your M.Sc. studies!” I was like, hell yeah; I was actually so busy with studies that I didn’t give priority to anything else. Whatever happened to those merit marks & the degree as of today.. (Raises an eyebrow and gives a tweaked smile of dismay. :/ )
Well, I am here sitting and writing this article, hoping that few young chaps might read and get some clarity about life. This ‘existence’ that we are living in every moment & in every breath.
Should one have a purpose of living?
In my opinion, if it’s all about existence then the focus should be on positive progression mentally & physically. Purposes will continue to add and subtract in the journey of existence but it will all be worthwhile if it is for a positive Life.
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