Have you ever asked yourself what is the point of any of it? I mean life, what is the purpose of being here? I asked that question often when I was little.
I was told answers like, “you will find your purpose,” “everyone has a purpose for being here,” or “god knows your purpose.” I came to the conclusion that no matter what my purpose was, or where and when I find it, ultimately the only real purpose we can know for sure is that we are here to live and have experiences.
I don’t mean to be a downer, but as you know life can come with way more suffering than anyone needs to experience.
I’ve even gone so far as to question if it isn’t selfish and wrong bringing others into this world knowing all the pain and suffering that may occur, with no real point to it all in the end. I still have yet to settle on an answer to that question, even after having two children of my own, one born with a congenital heart defect.
At five months, she has already had two heart surgeries, a heart attack and a stroke, resulting in a large amount of brain damage. Amazingly enough, she is doing very well, meeting her milestones, and developing like nothing is wrong.
She is one of the happiest babies you will see, she smiles and giggles and just enjoys life’s challenges that comes to any 5 month old. Many people ask, “Why me?” And others find comfort in God having a plan for them.
When I found the quote,
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience,”
I felt the click of “this is it!” This is what life is about. We need to experience. That makes whatever happens in life, neither good or bad, it just is. It’s an experience and that is exactly why we are here.
So here we all are having our experiences and although life can throw in some things we would rather not experience, we need to remember that we are still driving the boat, making us the biggest influence on the experiences we chose to have.
If you haven’t already, jump in, have fun, and experience your life. It’s time to celebrate! Whenever you can. Where ever you can. What do you want to experience today, tomorrow, in your lifetime?
Get moving, get doing.