Life’s Purpose…Do you wonder what it is?
Don’t you find that life takes us down different paths. I ask this question as when writing this blog I found myself sitting in a hospital surrounded by cancer patients, and I started contemplating life. What is the purpose of it, and why were we even created? I’m not talking about being created either by religious beliefs, or scientific fact. I’m talking about when it comes to why we as humans are on this earth.
If you take the human race as a whole and how destructive we are when it comes to consumption and overall population, what is the point of us being here? Why were we created? It seems that the more we grow and evolve the more destructive we become to the one thing that sustains life, Earth.
Have you ever wondered if the human race is like a cancer, we come and we attack a healthy cell, earth, until it can no longer sustain us. If you logically look at the human race and view it from a worldly perspective, what is our purpose? History shows us that nature has a way of balancing the scale through predator and prey, yet we aren’t prey to most. Maybe that is the point; maybe we are our own balancing scale. If you look through out history there has always been a war between humans, the reason always changing, yet war rages on. From time to time nature gets involved and we see what she can do, yet we rage on growing.
Looking at each of our individual lives, we can all agree that most of the time, life sucks, we just keep getting thrown from one storm into another. All the while being challenged emotionally, mentally and physically. For what, the opportunity to find, love, happiness, possibly leave behind a legacy. But when you get to the end of the road, and your time has run out, all of that disappears and depending on what you believe, you move on.
“So again I ask, what do you think the purpose is for our creation?”
For myself I believe in reincarnation, that we are made up of energy, and as energy we keep coming back to this earth to learn “the meaning of life”. That lesson, in itself has baffled humanity since the dawn of time, or we lost the record somewhere along the way. I have memories of previous lives, both remembering the moments of death. I was never spiritual but was open minded enough to give it a try, and Im glad I did. It was an amazing experience; something that I think changed me. I started asking more questions; I started thinking more about the things around me, the people around me. I wondered to myself, why am I still here and what is the lesson I need to learn and is there even one. I wondered these things and began asking my friends these same questions. I wanted to know does every life have meaning, a lesson, or are we just like the Viking snake, Jormungandr, with a destiny to die at the end of the world.
I know that this is a question that no one could ever answer, and maybe we find out when we reach the end of our journey. But I wanted to get you thinking, asking questions and wondering about things that could possibly change our views. I wonder about these things even though I know I don’t have the answer, and I might never find the answer. But just because something might be impossible, doesn’t mean that as humans we shouldn’t contemplate the impossible. If we don’t think for ourselves and question things, then how can we expect to grow or learn.
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky