The Meaningful Nonexistent Sense of Life

They say that life is worth it, yet life is in fact nothing. We are nothing. All we represent is some dust that has randomly been scattered across the galaxy. They say that ‘this’ is not moral and ‘that’ is scandalous. They say that life is worth living but we live to die. And they live for death. They tell them how to live, when they merely are not willing to. They want to dictate the rules of life. But life is as much as a game as we are pawns being moved within it — not at all, after all.

As the Buddha asserted, ‘We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world’. Thus, if we allow these people to govern our way of thinking and give them the power to judge whether these thoughts are either right or wrong, we fail. Because life is filled with unexpectedness, bright or dark surprises, we ought to exist in each and every moment of it. There is no ‘us’ if we let them take power over our mind. In that respect, everything loses purposes. Yet as ‘something’ exists, there is indeed a reason for being — be this one reason unknown or not.

Of course, life does not make sense. How could anyone explain the tremendous and swiftly changing rides of one’s existence? Why are there so many serendipities, tragedies and mysteries? Why do so many opposites intermingle?  Simply: why are there so many unanswered questions? And yet, just because life does not seem to make sense to us, it does not any less deprive it of meaning.  This is not a gloomy perspective to take on that matter. On the contrary, it constitutes a hopeful call to life.

There are as many bits of magic scattered around us as individuals that have for some reason which we cannot grasp been brought around us. It is okay not to know. It is okay not to understand. The most important is to keep on seeing the beauty and being thankful for it ; it is to learn how to clear our mind when the vision gets darker. And along the way, we’ll find ourselves in a quest to discover our own very unique mission of life.

So for as long as our souls will be inhabiting our bodies, as our physical shapes wander around the widths of this planet, we shall simply keep on being our way, living our way, for all we are waiting for is death. Disclose your fire before your inner death consumes you. Just be you, because ‘Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power’, Lao Tzu stated.

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7 Comments

  1. Alrighty then. I will respond to ‘a hopeful call to life,’ any day of the week, loving the light, lightening the dark. Beautifully worded. You got two reads from me. Yezzz! 🙂

  2. I’ve been contemplating these concepts lately, on what makes life meaningful or how can we have a purpose when we are so insignificant. Mastery of self – that is something truly worth pursuing 🙂

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