What is Life?

It seems that we live in a society where the majority of people is suffering from an consumption addiction, a compulsion to acquire as many goods and have as many pleasurable experiences as possible. We are desperate to succeed, to be someone — to be number one — because we want power, position, possessions, prestige and privileges. It seems that we live with the need to prove that we are good and worthy of love.

Is this what life should be? What is life? What is the purpose of living? Is it to accumulate? Is it to compete and prove that we are better than others?

Many years ago I heard the saying, “He who dies with the most toys, wins.” And I also heard the comment, “He who died with the most toys, is dead, just like everyone else.” I’ve also heard, “He who wins the rat race is still a rat.”

Why do we live? Why are we alive? Why are we here? What are we here for?

Is it to learn to give love?
Is it to learn to accept love and allow ourselves to be loved?
Is it to have fun, laugh, and be happy?
Is it to learn to pay attention and to be awake, aware and alert?
Is it to learn to live consciously, appreciating the simple things?
Is it to develop gratitude and appreciation?
Is it to learn to be less selfish and more selfless?
Is it to help others?
Is it to grow in compassion, and to care and share?
Is it to learn to be kind, generous, patient, loving, giving and forgiving?
Is it to leave a contribution to humanity, to leave an honorable legacy?
Is it to repair what is broken and make things better?
Is it to promote justice, peace and unity?
Is it to awaken ourselves from our sleepwalking through life?
Is it to help awaken humanity?
Is it to bring Heaven to Earth, or to reveal the heaven that is here already?
Is it to teach?
Is it to learn how to live?
Or is it, simply, to learn how to prepare ourselves to die?

We need to constantly remember to ask ourselves, “Who am I? What do I love? How shall I live, knowing that I will die? What are my gifts to the family of the Earth?” as Wayne Muller beautifully stated. We need to remember to ponder on the following questions: “Why am I here? What am I am doing here? What do I want from life? What is this thing we call life and what does it demand from me? Why do we make it so complicated? Why do we live in such fear? Why can’t we simply get along, help and support one another to be the best that each one of us can be, so we all can live together in harmony, giving the best and unique contributions that we can give?”


John Lennon - Is Being Happy the Key to Life


Live fully.

Love wastefully.

Listen attentively.

Learn permanently.

Laugh profusely.

Lead compassionately.

Leave an honorable legacy, one that will be a blessing to others, one that you can be proud of.


Be awake.

Be alert.

Be aware.

Be alive.

Be mindful.

Be amazed.

Be grateful.

Be happy.


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