Thursday, January 1, 2015

Quest for a meaning !!

Happened to see some of the old pictures in my computer today and realised time has passed by quickly. We know that this is one constant & inevitable aspect of human life yet we fail to notice it and be an observer to this process. With this realization comes a question- Where am I heading? What next or why am I here? What is the purpose of this life? Are we here for some unique reason? Is human life a noble journey or a futile incident in this universe?

An interesting way to think about it is that we reap what we sow. So we continuously keep writing our future and therefore life is just our actions. Choice is ours as to how to spend time here on this planet. So one should follow his dreams. He should work to seek a future that he desires. The existence is reason for itself. One should act so as to balance his current vs future happiness.

But sometimes a thought comes to mind, How will I look at life when I turn older. At some point would I start to see life that it will come to an end someday. What would my thoughts be then? Would I look at my accomplishments of the past and be happy or will feel I missed the grander purpose? Can human mind not believe life could be futile? Does it give too much importance to itself?

why are we here? If any thoughts please share. I plan to read some research in this area, speak to some Old people & read Victor Frankl's Man's search for meaning. Will update if any progress !!