What is the Meaning of Life? To give life meaning

What is the Meaning of Life? To give life meaning

  

LIFE! A quickly spoken word, but hard to understand it's meaning. Those who understand the importance of life have lived life in reality. But many people don't understand the importance of life. Thus, they can not enjoy it.

I would say life is a journey. And the peoples are travelers. When you start a journey, till your destination, you find many obstacles on the road. The path is not the same all along. You have to take many turns to reach your goal. So, even the route is not the same, then thinking of life going easy is stupidity—the journey of the experience is so long.

As you know, nowadays, especially youngsters, are in a state where they can not handle the mental stress. And they try to finish their lives. As per the National Crime Records Bureau, i.e., NCRB, every hour, a student commits suicide. So, the suicide rate is 28 students per day. Why would this be happening?

I sometimes think what a person might be going through when he thinks of committing suicide? What would be that feeling? The journey of life is indeed not fair. You will find many ups and downs across the way. But, stepping towards finishing your life is the worst decision of all.

Nowadays, not only youngsters but the suicidal rate is increasing along with the children too. Based on this study, we can conclude that mental strength is essential in the present condition.

If you are born in the world, it means you have some purpose in your life. The creator of the world does not create anyone without any reason. Everyone has a meaningful life. What you have to do is finding your purpose.

What is life?

You can not say life is a period between birth and death. No, it's not! You can say life is a book that has all the blank pages in it. Two pages are written - the first page is registered with the birth, and the last page is death. All the remaining pages are blank. And throughout your life, you have to fill those pages with positivity.

When it comes to life, it will indeed have problems. At the same time, life will offer you many opportunities too. What you have to do is, identifying those opportunities and work with focus.

Until you find your life's goal and start working on it, your life does not have any meaning. What important is, waking up early in the morning and work on your goal. Try every way to achieve your aim. If you make excuses for your failure, you will not achieve anything in your life.

What is the meaning of your life?

When I was a kid, I use to watch a show, "Power Rangers." The show was about saving the world from the monsters. Of course, at that time, I was not a bit of understanding that nothing exists like a monster in the world. But, I made my mindset of my life that I want to be one of them.

The creatures do not exist in physical form. But, it grows virtually in the mind of the people. For you, the monster will be your failure. No one wants to be a failure. Either, no one wants to face the loss at all. But, the purpose of the failure is to make you stronger.

You can not be successful without any failure in your life. When you put an obstacle in front of an ant, what she does? She takes a turn and continues to move. As many times you add the obstacles in her way, she will do the same. If the small ant doesn't lose hope, then how can you?

However, there is no comparison between you and the ant. But, you can learn courage from her. She teaches you to continue your work without attending to those obstacles in your way. One day, you will be successful.

I think everyone lives their life with the same purpose. All want to be successful. But, everyone has a different definition and the struggle in their life.

Also, everyone should know that they have some responsibility toward society too. You should know that you have to pay back to the community again.

You work hard, and you achieved everything that you have dreamed of some time. But, if you see someone searching for food and don't understand his/her hunger, you are not successful.

You go out, seek people who need your help, and make them smile. It would help if you were the sponge that absorbs all the negativity and spread the positive vibes. Then, you can say, your life and your purpose in life is achieved.

- If you don't have the time, then wake up early in the morning.

- You don't have money, spend less money.

- You don't have Knowledge, start reading.

- If you face failure often, try to find the reason behind it, and work on it.

There's a solution to every problem; only you have to find it.

There is one more reason for your failure, and it is your negative thinking. Even science has proved that things will go on, the way you think.

You might have experienced this many times, that you thought about something, and it happened. No matter how much time it took. But it will happen indeed.

This is called the power of your subconscious mind. Whatever you think, it got saved in your subconscious mind. And, you know, the subconscious mind did not sleep. Right! So, it keeps working on your thoughts continuously. So, if you think negative, things will go wrong. And, when you think positive, everything will go right.

Positive things may take a little more time. But, they will go right ahead. You have to keep working and working with full strength.

We human beings are so concerned about knowing the meaning of life. Though, till now, no one could find the exact answer to these questions. All people will have a different definition of life. And, they could say that, because they have experienced those things. So, you can say, life is an experience. It could be good or bad.


Various Meanings of the Life

I would say life has no meaning. It is we who have meaning in life, and we make our lives meaningful. So, it is a waste of the question when you are the answer to the problem.

The meaning of life is to give importance to the experience. The purpose of energy is to be happy and make others happy.

If you had a smile on your face, seeing others smiling, your life has meaning. And, if you could be the reason for other's happiness, you have added value to your life.

Life does not to be easy; it is intended to be lived. If you sit waiting for something to happen well in your life, it won't make any difference. You will sometimes find life easy; sometimes, it will be too harsh. But, this sequence of ups and downs makes you live worthy. Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.

Find love, spread love. The happiness of your life entirely depends on the quality of your thoughts. If everything were supposed to be perfect in your life, you would never be grown up.

Every night has a beautiful morning. Likewise, every struggle has excellent success. Take risks. Risks will make you introduced to your potentials. It is essential to find the inner potential.

You make any decision, and it goes wrong. Such situations are the exam period for you—your one wrong decision to take your life on the wrong path. But, it would help if you found the right way from the wrong decision.

Life is not making the right decision and making them suitable. But, your life will get the values, when you make any wrong decision, and make it right. This is life. Life is not so complicated. It is we who makes it tricky.

If you learned to tackle the difficulties, no one could stop you from going ahead. It is we who can decide how our life is supposed to be.

Someone has said,

"If you are born poor, it is not your fault. But if you die poor, it is your fault."

What he means to say is, birth and death aren't in our hands. What we have is the duration between these two incidents. How we do and how we utilize the time between birth and death is life. In this whole world, nothing can trouble you as much as your thoughts.

When life is serving you hundreds of reasons to cry, show her that you have thousands of reasons to smile. Dream, as you will live forever, and live as you will die today. It will help if you are the creator of your life. Don't let affect your life anyhow. Life is so precious. Everyone has got it without any price, so respect your life and make it meaningful with all your efforts. Your life will get meaning when you add some meaning and happiness to other's life.

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  • bhavna
    Bhavna Sarma
    17 pts
    Rising Star

    |Blogger|Content Writer|Designer|


    How to Lead a Meaningful Life?

    Millennials today often find themselves stressed and clueless about what to do in life. We feel stressed if we see our peers doing well in life and achieving a lot in less time. I want to tell you all that life is more than just a competition. It’s about living every moment as if it’s your last! It’s about cherishing the little things in life like enjoying a sunset with your loved ones, reading a good book, having a meaningful conversation with someone, playing some music together, and so on.

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    We must trust the timings of the Universe. The right thing happens at the right time and what matters most is how we spend our present moment. We feel stressed and sad because we’re either living in the past or the future but never in the present.

    Our mind is always active, and our body is relaxed. It should be the other way round. We should be physically active and mentally calm.

    For a moment, take a deep breath and see the beauty around you! Focus on the “Now.” You’ll find a million things to be grateful for! The past is gone, and there’s no point ruminating about it. The future is not in our hands. But what we have is the 'present.' And what we do today will decide our future.

    Our life is a cocktail of positive and negative circumstances. Our experiences give meaning to life, and it shapes who we are. We love to think about positive life experiences and cherish the memories forever.

    Some common positive experiences that you may face in life are:

    1. Birth of A Sibling

    2. Discovering your Passion

    3. Falling in love

    4. Starting your own business

    5. Spending quality time with family

    6. Getting your dream job

    7. Your grandma reading you a story on the balcony on a beautiful day

    8. Reading a Life-Changing Book

    9. Traveling the World

    10. Composing a song with your best friend

    11. Having a long conversation with an old friend after ages

    12. Starting your own business

    13. Overcoming a Fear

    14. Baking cookies with your mother

    15. Going on a nature trek with friends

    16. Completing a wonderful meditation course

    Life had the right balance of good and bad times. Nothing is permanent. The sun shines brightly after a dark night and vice versa. That’s the universal law of nature.

    As much as we cherish and love to think about all the positive life experiences, it is equally important to understand the importance of difficult times in life. It is a failure and setback that help us grow in life. They help us discover our strengths, patience, tolerance, and agility.

    Some negative life experiences are:

    1. Losing your job and facing financial difficulties

    2. Losing your spouse/loved one

    3. An unprecedented death in the family

    4. Fighting through a difficult disease

    5. Meeting with an uncalled accident

    6. Suffering from depression

    7. Failing an important test

    8. Facing a never-ending pandemic

    9. Seeing your loved one suffering from a life-threatening disease

    I believe that the little things in life bring us the most joy! For example, nothing feels as good as sipping a hot cup of coffee on a rainy day or strumming the guitar by the bonfire with your favorite people on a winter evening!

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    In our quest for achieving things in life, we forget to feel grateful for these little joys in life, which give meaning to our lives. If we are more aware and learn how to enjoy every second of these special moments, we will find meaning in life.

    How to Find your Own Purpose in Life?

    Life purpose may depend from people to people. For example, for some, it be might be taking good care of their parents; for others, it might be contributing towards society or something as simple as being happy in life.

    To find your purpose in life, you may practice the following three things:

    1. Explore:

    To discover your passion, you will have to start exploring. Start learning new skills and see what you enjoy and what you don’t. The major problem lies in the fact that people do not try new things.

    If you do not enjoy your work at present, it is a signal that you need to start looking for other things. It can’t be that there’s nothing in this world that would interest you. If you haven’t found it yet, it is because you haven’t tried many things.

    The internet is a vast ocean of knowledge today. So grab a cup of coffee and do your research. Narrow down on a couple of skills that you’d like to learn and start working on them.

    2. Align your interests to your Financial Goals:

    Money can’t buy happiness is true to a certain extent. But money is important. No matter what your purpose is, you will eventually need money to reach there.

    So my second advice would be to try and align your areas of interest to your financial goals. If you like to write, see if you can make a living with it; if you like to sing, see if you can acquire advanced skills so that you can become a music coach.

    Maybe one skill might not be enough to sustain your lifestyle. But it doesn’t matter. You can always create multiple sources of Income by acquiring high-paying skills.

    3. Think:

    Try to spend some time alone for a couple of days. Keep your phone and other distractions away, and try to listen to your inner voice. Ask yourself what makes you happy.

    You won’t get the answer immediately. But self-reflection is powerful, and if you think logically, you will find your answer. Try to connect the dots and make a relation between what you love to do, how you’d earn, and how it can contribute towards a purpose in life.

    Purpose is a bigger term than passion. True happiness comes from giving back to others. So, the purpose is related to what we can ultimately give back for the welfare of humanity on the whole. It needn’t be a big contribution.

    For example, a classical musician can help people release stress through his music. See how you can contribute whatever little you can to the world through your actions.

    I believe if we want to make a meaningful contribution to a purpose, it is very important that we discover our strengths and what we’re good at. We will be able to give our best to the world only if we love what we do.

    Hence, devote time towards discovering what you’re meant to be doing in this world, and you will ultimately be directed towards your purpose in life!

    How to Live a Meaningful Life?

    Our social circle, achievements, and family give meaning to our lives. However, in this article, I would like to touch upon two deeper aspects that contribute towards leading a meaningful life – Life Chores and Discipline.

    1. Life Chores

    Do you wonder why celebrities fall victim to depression even after leading successful and luxurious lives? It is because they lose meaning in life. Being served everything on a silver plate, they don’t have to move a finger to do anything.

    As much as we place importance on our career, fitness, or financial success, it is equally important to look at daily chores as an important part of our lives. It feels good to make your bed, your cup of tea, and do the regular chores in the morning before you leave for work.

    These might seem like small things, but they contribute greatly to our mental well-being. We feel empowered and responsible when we’re able to do our chores ourselves. Washing the dishes or cooking a nice meal for yourself is very therapeutic as it gives you a mental break that you need from work or complex tasks.

    Life is not just about a career or making money. There’s a lot more to it. For example, A person might be very wealthy, but if he doesn’t know how to make his bed or wash his dishes, he might struggle with finding meaning in life.

    Comfort and luxury are good, but too much of anything is not good. It’s the combination of daily chores, achievements, and responsibilities that make our lives meaningful.

    2. Discipline

    Discipline is the ultimate form of self-love. Sometimes, we do feel lost in life and often feel confused about what to look forward to. In such times, discipline is a savior.

    We might not always be sure of what we want to do in life, and that’s okay. What we can do is focus on what we are supposed to do at the present moment.

    For example, suppose you’re a student, and you have a course to complete. But you also want to think of other creative career options. But you don’t know where to start from.

    In such a situation, I would suggest that you make a routine wherein you devote 70% of your time to what you’re supposed to do (i.e., focus on your course) and the rest 30% can be devoted towards exploring other areas or learning a new skill instead of wasting your entire day worrying about life.

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    As you progress, you’ll feel way better than you’d feel if you just sat and ruminated about your confusions and fears. And who knows, in the process, you might even end up discovering something incredible about yourself!

    So no matter how your life circumstances are, always stick to your schedule and achieve the targets that you set for yourself. This will give you immense satisfaction and change the way you look at yourself. You’ll start respecting yourself more and find meaning in the things that you do regularly.

    Final Thoughts:

    Friends, life is not what happens to you; it is what you make of it. It is okay to look for meaning and purpose but at the same time, remember not to overthink. Follow discipline and do what you’re supposed to do. If you take charge of your time, you won’t have to worry much about anything else. Life is a book written by us, and we must make sure to autograph it with excellence!

  • writer
    writer S
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    Rising Star

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    What is the point of life?

    Hey, how are you, people?

    How is your life going on? This is the commonest question we ask if we met someone, isn't it?

    What is the purpose of this question? What do we mean by this?

    What is life? Why does life exist? Why are we alive? How life is so important?

    If you have all these questions, then welcome!

    Of you are wondering "How To Make Your Life Rock"? Read This!

    Let us start!

    ‌⭕ WHAT IS LIFE?

    Life is like a zone of war! It is quite difficult to understand it. But, once you get the essence of life, its importance, then this question will not arise in your head that how you can win this war.

    In general, on the ground of war, we actually know that this particular person or group of people belongs to the category of your enemies. And you have to fight with them. But in the game of life, you do not know your enemy. Everyone is with a rose in their hands and pretending that they are super happy in their lives. This is not true!

    Each and every one of us has different problems different issues to be dealt with.

    You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus

    But truly speaking, losing this war or winning this game is not the solution to it. At present, you are surely running towards something you do not have, probably towards the higher aspect of society. But have you ever thought that you are actually far away from success?

    Or is it just that you feel so?

    For you, you might be poor, but for one who does not have even the stuff you already achieved, you are richer than him or her. Your situation or condition might be the goal for others!

    Each and every one of us is behind the path of knowledge about how we can gain whatever we want. Many of us visit various saints or astrologers to know our future; why? Because we just want to know when and how we will get what we want.

    We are in a misconception that if we complete our goal, then only our life will be meaningful.

    No!

    If you achieve your goal, then your mind or say, the so-called society will set a different aim in life.

    Imagine your childhood. Was there any sort of confusion when you were born? No! As you grow, older many misconceptions get settled in your mind.

    So, I just want to tell you that life is not what you actually thought of. Life is definitely a war but not a place where you have to pass or fail. You have to play this game faithfully and happily too. Also, in a manner, you want to live.

    In this life, you believe me or not, we are either suppressing others or we ourselves getting suppressed by one who is superior to us. Is it right?

    For example, there is a boy who got selected for a particular entrance. He is damn happy for it, distributing sweets to people. But do you think that he will have this thought of what about thousands of students who did not get their selection this time?

    Of yes, then will you explain the reason behind it?

    And, if no then do you feel that this is wrong?

    Share your opinion if you wish!

    So, one thing we understood is life is a path to live happily with all your efforts.

    The main goal of your life must be to know how to deal with the problems in your life. You will be attacked by a different group or situation or something else. You must know how to tackle the issues.

    Let us learn this through an imaginary situation. Imagine a girl from a village who went to a school in a metropolitan city. Now in the school, there is a group of three to five girls who tease that poor girl daily. She got upset and try to remain quiet.

    This girl has to path to follow; it is in her hand what she wants to choose. Either she can stay quiet, keep crying or ask her parents to leave that school, or she will go and confidently tell those girls from that group that how and why she took admission to the school, what education is to her.


    What do you think she must choose?

    The second path, right?

    This is what life is! You have to tackle the difficulties. You will always get two paths and have to choose one. This depends on your upbringing and mentality what path you acquire.

    ‌⭕ WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?

    Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer. ~Joseph Campbell

    This life shows us a lot; sometimes it shows sadness, sometimes happiness, but we do not understand why we work so hard, yet we do not get our goal. And because of this, your attitude starts changing towards life. Am I right?

    Some people get upset by this defeat and then get very sad; they do not understand what to do; next, it is because they do not have enough power to fight these deficits.

    They do not have enough strength to pick them up and take them to success beyond defeat. Once said by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam that dream is not what we see in sleep; a dream is something that does not let you sleep.

    So, life is nothing but your dream, which you must be passionate about it. It should be your dream to live this life to the fullest. Life has a beautiful meaning to it. The only thing for us is to understand it and try to inculcate.

    Life is like a present to us, a surprise gift. We must accept it and love it too. Try to use it in the right way.

    As quoted by William Shakespeare,

    The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

    ‌⭕ WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE?

    Let us give an insight into this question! Don't you think that it will be amazing if there is no purpose there is nothing to fulfill, you can just live? But all of us want a purpose, right?

    Well, I am just kidding!

    Yes, life is important. Here I by the life I do not mean your family or your friends, I am talking about you. You tell me, life is around you or within you?

    A world of nature exists for you because you are. If you are not there, it won't exist.

    Imagine you have a purpose and you fulfilled it, after that what you will do?

    Bored, isn't it?
    Life is so phenomenally complex that even if you spend thousands of years clearly understanding the meaning behind it, you won't.

    ◆ Helping others

    This really helps you to stay happy.

    ◆ Doing good deeds with full passion.

    This will attract more good towards you.

    ◆ Stay happy

    Believe me, if you have this purpose in your life, then ever the people around you will stay delighted. Coz smile is contagious, isn't it?

    ⭕ HOW TO LIVE HAPPILY?

    This is of utmost importance!

    1. Stop expecting

    Your expectations drop you in the well of griefs. The more you expect, the more you feel bad if you do not meet up to the expectation.

    2. Do what you feel is worthy

    Doing things that are important to us will drag us on a path of passion, and we start doing it with compassion.

    So, at last, let us conclude what we understand by "LIFE."

    Life is a journey where we do not have to win or lose but to live it fully, happily. We must have a purpose in our life but should not expect a lot! Life exists because we do!

    "Do everything you have to do, but not with grief, not with ego, not with lust, not with envy but with love, compassion, humility and devotion." ~Lord Krishna


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