What is The Meaning of Life?

What is the meaning of life? Most of us sooner or later face this question. I know this question has left me with a lot of sleepless nights. If you had a chance to read my story, you should know how much pain and suffering I had to face. My life was a non-stop roller coaster that forced me to start over and over again, and kept me learning new things to sustain my level of income.

One sleepless night I finally realized that the answer to such a complicated question, one that some people spend their whole life trying to understand, is very simple; the only true value in life is a “Life Purpose,” something that we owe to ourself to achieve. That’s what makes your life full, gives you motivation to get out of bed in the morning and something to look forward to.

Life without a purpose is empty and has no value to ourselves or people around us. We need to stay busy; otherwise we will fall into a depression or just settle for living a routine life until our days are over. Every day just a boring day when we work so hard to find a way to kill time by watching TV, browsing the internet, or talking on the phone. By the end of the day, we realize that we achieved nothing, but we are tired and ready to go to sleep. It’s the same in life: without purpose we are looking for way to kill time one day, week, month, or year at a time, and then we look back and realize life is almost over.

I am not trying to depress you. On the contrary, I am trying to wake you up, so you can understand it is time to find your purpose in life, so you can live your life with passion and love, and stop just looking for meaning but living it. It also will improve your self-esteem and will give you confidence in tomorrow, and finally will make you happy.

 

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Value of Time

“Life is a short period of time between birth and death.” – Alexander Moses

  • Why is time such as significant concept?

If you want to be successful and live a joyful and fulfilling life, you must understand the secret of life:

LIFE = TIME = OPPORTUNITY = SUCCESS

Time is the most precious gift we have. With that said, most of us ignore time as if we had an unlimited supply of it. As far as your life is concerned, you can either have a great time or you can waste time. In other words, you can either choose to enjoy the time you have or try to come up with a myriad of ways to kill time. Sadly, whenever you’re killing time, you are actually killing a portion of your life. This may sound a bit harsh, but the truth is that if you are not having the time of your life, you are committing slow suicide! If you do not want to comprehend the fact that you are going to die and are willing to change your life to begin enjoying every second of the time you have left, you might as well stop reading now.

Here is a sobering example: imagine you woke up with a sharp pain this morning. You went to the doctor, they ran a bunch of tests and determined that you have a stage 4 cancer with less than 30 days to live. What thoughts will be going through your head? What would you be doing for the next 30 days? (Please pause and write down how you feel and what you are going to do).

  • What is the true value of time?

We think of time in terms of years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds. The secret to understanding the true value of time is realizing what it means to celebrate every moment of your precious life. In order to appreciate everything that life has to offer, you must learn how to treasure time to the fullest extent… because once it’s over, it’s really gone! No money in the world can ever buy back the time that you’ve lost or wasted. Remember, your life is built on precious moments and death is the only end result! The truth is, most people have no idea how to value their time. Even more baffling is the fact that the vast majority of people on this planet live like they will never die. Then, when they are about to die, they suddenly realize that they never lived… This is insanity!

  • How should I organize my time?

Even if you’re well organized, there is only a certain amount of time available in each day. Time cannot change. Even the most creative and successful people can waste enormous amounts of time, so it is important to pinpoint those areas that require improvement.

The truth is, during any given day you can only spend your time in the following 3 states:

  1. Feeling joy
  2. Feeling pain (pain can be so subtle, that you are not consciously aware of it)
  3. State of sleep (unconscious or trance-like state)

It is important to identify how much time you spend in each of the above states. The vast majority of people spend most of their time sleepwalking through life (State 3). What this means is that even in their normal “awake” state, they are not consciously present in any of their thoughts, emotions or actions and their lives basically run on autopilot. For many of our students, this is a stunning and sobering revelation. What’s even worse, during the short periods when people are truly conscious, they experience some level of pain. When asked about how many happy days he had in his entire life, Napoleon Bonaparte was only able to count 14. Most people in this world cannot even count that many and consider it “normal”! This sounds bad, but please understand that this seemingly desperate situation can be changed by altering your perception, which is one of the major benefits of working with us in one-on-one sessions.

  • What is the link between time and financial success?

Once again, time is the most valuable resource that you have, period. If you don’t believe this, just talk to someone who is dying of a terminal illness. They understand the true value of time more than anyone. Unfortunately, many people waste their entire lives without even thinking twice about it. Unconscious of the fact that “time is money”, they end up wasting their money as well.

 

What is Love?

Is it an emotion or a feeling? Do you feel that you love someone in your gut or just have an emotion toward someone or yourself? Not only have most people never experienced love, they can’t even explain what it is! If you do not know what love is, how can you express it to others or in your work? Yet, everyone continues looking for it… People go through pain and suffering to find love, never realizing that they have no idea what it is they’re looking for.

Is love something you develop, like a muscle at a gym, or does it suddenly come to you from somewhere without any expectation? Is there a way to measure love? What do people mean when they say, “I love you a lot”? Can you love a little or perhaps not too much? How about the phrase “I do not like you right now, but I do love you”? Can you love someone every other day?

As you can see in this and most of my posts, they are mostly about questions… Most students I have come across in my life want me to give them ready answers to all these strange questions, but in reality no one can give you an answer but yourself. A good teacher is not the one with all the answers – that would be a “know-it-all” person, not a good teacher – but the one who has more and better questions. The truth is, once you really form and clarify your question, the answer will arrive on its own.