May 30

The Meaning of Life is to Live

Aspiration and Inspiration, Spirituality


It’s fair to say that I had a bit of an epiphany last night.

As I walked into my bedroom to sit on my bed with a cup of tea, I started pondering work, career, money etc and I became acutely aware of this feeling of ‘waiting for something’ that I have experienced most of my adult life, so I said to my self “what is it exactly you are waiting for?”, I always seem to be waiting for stuff to happen “waiting for more money, more clients, a better career path, a more stable future” which then made me realise that we adopt one of two patterns:

  1. We habitually wait for life to deliver us our hopes and dreams.
  2. We go out there and get them, leaving no stone un turned, striving against the odds until we reach nirvana!

Which I also then realised is also a false prophecy, we all consciously know that the destination doesn’t exist in reality.

So if waiting for things to happen is actually a waste of time and going out there and hunting down your dreams can prevent you from experiencing the present moment then what is the answer…

The meaning of life is to just live in the present moment, to accept reality and all the pleasure, joy, discomfort and pain that enters it, to fully embrace it, to revel in the ‘ thick soup of life’ and the current small space in time that you are existing in, to not wait for it or to chase after it, it’s not something that can be received, caught or contained but something that can only be experienced and that is where the beauty of it lies.

This doesn’t mean you should do nothing with your life or that you shouldn’t want to improve your position in life but it gives me comfort to know that although I may not be where my pre-programmed societal belief system thinks I should be, I am in fact exactly where I should be, according to the universe, everything really is perfect, I am on my journey and so are you all, at the exact moments and places in time we are supposed to be.

When you look at nature, you see the perfection of it, the efficiency of it, the cycles, the give and take, the eb and flow, we are also part of nature, not seperate from it.

All of us are on different journeys, paths and at different stages of this experience and that’s fine, accept it, embrace it and revel in the ‘thick soup of your life’, knowing who you are and where you are is right now and it’s perfect.

The Meaning of Life is just to be alive, isn’t that enough?

About the author 

Adam Stansbury

Personal Trainer for over 10 years and a Vegan for over 5 years. I'm passionate about helping people to realise that they can transform their bodies and our planet at the same time.

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