I’ve been fascinated with the mysteries of life for quite some time, and I’ve heard many theories about the question, “What is the point of life?” Some people never give this question much thought – they live their lives, happily unaware or unwilling to see that there might be a deeper reason for being in the world.
I was like that once… until I woke up. To myself. And to Life. You could say I took the red pill that Neo chose in the Matrix. I realized I had been living on autopilot, and I became aware that I was hungry for a more expanded world view.
There are many in the world who would argue that the point is simply survival of the fittest. Our sole purpose is to live as long and as well as possible, and procreate to leave a legacy by way of a lineage. I don’t buy it. What’s the point of that?
Others insist that the point of life is to be successful and happy. For some that means generating as much wealth as possible, for others it’s about living simply and being content with what they have. I can appreciate this view but it doesn’t tell a complete story for me.
Abraham Hicks says that we exist in order to create expansion and joy. That is, to continually find ways to grow, and create joy in the process. I love the notion of finding joy in the process, rather than only at the end of the game (that never really ends, by the way).
There are also folks who will tell you that the point of life is to serve others, and to contribute to the world. The problem with this view is that if it’s the only purpose that we have, we risk living our lives exclusively for others, and never truly expressing ourselves, our needs, our desires, and ultimately our creative identity. We become what others want of us, not our authentic self.
I believe that we are eternal beings having a human experience, so the essence of who we are lives on after our physical body dies. If this is true, then we chose to have this human experience and I believe we chose it in order to experience the process of remembering our true identity. This core identity, the higher self, derives inexplicable pleasure from the process of re-membering ourselves as the true creators of our experience that we are.
Learning how to create our human experience consciously, while we’re in it, seems like the most outrageous adventure to me! Swoop up to the meta-view with me for a moment. It’s like the earth is a magical play and we are each playing the lead role in our own play. I can tell you that life is so much more fun when I see it this way.
How about you? What do you think the point is?
And are you living it?
Drop me a line and let me know!
Until next time, be free and wild,