I’ve found my answer

17 Oct

A question that has always intrigued me has been – How life began and what really is its purpose?

Sometimes I wonder if it matters whether life emerged from some “Primordial Soup” or A gigantic explosion or as the believers would assert – that God fixed his attention upon planet Earth and created everything on it.

The essential question to me would be – why are we here?

To the believer, God created man purposefully – To fulfill his divine plan. From that point of view – God would be the basis of human existence. The Darwinian community certainly didn’t think so – They said we were here because we evolved- An accident of nature. Thus to them there didn’t seem to be any clear reason or direction towards our purpose in life except maybe to perpetuate the existence of our genes.

Then do we also like Albert Camus accept that “Life is absurd”

A life without meaning makes me feel very uncomfortable which of course is the reason why I have spent many a long afternoon in a contemplative mood.

Are we here to do what is meaningful to us?

If the purpose is thus constituted then what is meaningful to one may not hold true for the other.

 This makes the purpose of our lives a very “Private Project”

In that case we would all be operating in a vacuum.

This doesn’t seem to hold much sense to me. There seemed to be something incomplete about this.

Engaging in several dialogues with myself and my friends who allow me to stretch and move through my confusions I am now pretty certain that the purpose in life would be found in pursuing commonly held goals that makes one’s life worth living.

So there it is  – Happiness[ not as a means to something but as an end in itself] and toss in along with it the love for humanity or “Agape “ as the Greeks would say. And voila – A perfect recipe for a meaningful life.

To me this would mean- To Live consciously and courageously…with love and compassion – To live all I can, give all I can and die empty.

It’s  by no means an easy job to live by my maxim on a daily basis ….but yes as I write it and read  it …it resonates with me  deeply and fills me with an energy  that flows into everything I do.

Each of us need to find our unique purpose and tie it along with a common purpose . its then we can say- Ours is a life filled with Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy

 

 

 

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