Life

What is the meaning of life?

Allow me to offer an answer: When we’re born, we have breath but no name. When we die, we have a name but no breath. The gap between the breath and the name is life.  Life is a question which nobody can answer and death is an answer which nobody can question. So, enjoy the question until you get the answer.


Have you ever noticed that when we die our life is depicted as a flat line, however whilst alive our life can be seen as oscillations on a graph full of highs and lows, reinforcing the life within? There will be twists and turns, love and loss, happiness and sadness, success and failure/learning.

Life can be seen as one big crazy roller coaster. It starts slowly, fills you with anticipation and curiosity, takes you up and then sends you flying down only to rise up quickly again. Throughout the ride, you‘ll experience many mixed emotions, to the point where many will want the ride to stop, but like life, it just keeps on going.

Many would like to think that success in life is linear, a predictable line. Yet when you examine the research there is no evidence for that. Anyone who has achieved anything of note will tell you that there were ups and downs. When we take a closer look at our bodies we can see that it replaces itself every 7 to 15 years. A whole new skin every 2-4 weeks and it’s able to function autonomously.



 When we stop to take into account the numerous functions that our human body performs on a daily basis its mind boggling. Like the universe it’s constantly changing, we are always changing, but many would rather stay the same, not realising that a flat life line means we’re already dead.

On our journey through life, we are guaranteed to experience pleasure and pain. There will be sunshine and rain, there will be loss and gain but we must learn to move forward again and again. Don’t count the years, make the years count.

If you we’re blessed to wake up this morning, count your blessings because you are more fortunate than the 1 million people who will not survive this week. If you have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep on, clothes on your back, shoes on your feet,  food on your table, money in your wallet or purse, a bank account and a means of making an income be grateful. You are in the top 8% of the world’s wealthiest.

We cannot avoid life’s ups and downs but we can change the way we see them.



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