What is the point of life?
At some point during your life you have asked this question. It may have happened on a whim as you stared up into the vast sky. It may have become a nudge on your heart after the death of a loved one. It could be the whispered wonder of gazing into the new life of your child.
So many traditions and religions claim to have the answer, but since there are so many of them, the answer is still largely up for debate.
Islam teaches that this life is only a test or trial for the individual to show his true nature as a beginning of the final and lasting life in the Hereafter.
Christianity teaches that life is a test for the individual to choose to accept Jesus Christ as the saviour and in doing so, experience an everlasting afterlife in paradise.
Buddhism teaches that life is a result of a karmic imbalance that can only be undone by good deeds, good thoughts and good will. Meditation speeds up the karmic balance in hopes that one day the life cycle of being born into this world will end.
Atheists find meaning in life through creating their own purpose for their existence.
So who is right?
Your life’s definition and expressed purpose is based on what you choose to believe. Whether your belief is handed down as truth by a trusted parent or derived from a logical measurement of study, the bottom line is that your belief is one you chose to believe.
If you are going to assign a meaning to your life please choose one void of fear and grief. Choose a meaning that brings you hope for peace of mind and adds value to your current existence.
No matter what you choose, you won’t get it wrong. You don’t have to be afraid.
You’re handling everything just fine.
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