Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What is Life?

I was thinking...

Part of being human is the desire to know the answer to abstract questions that no other creature on earth asks. Recently I asked myself, "What’s life?" This is one question your dog doesn't ask and your computer doesn't ask, but because you are human, you ask it.

And I hope it’s a question you ask with hope . . . a question you ask as though there should be a satisfactory answer.

You may ask this question like a philosopher does. But all too often theoretical findings do not often translate into practical realities. You could ask this question as a psychologist. But a generic answer doesn't help. You may even ask this question as a physician or a scientist doing brain research. But identifying the physical cause does not give you a satisfying answer to our primary question, “What is Life?”

I suggest you ask this question as a searcher--in the quest for life, truth, and meaning.

In your search for what life is, you may come up with an answer like this:

Life is imprisonment. It feels like we are serving time in a meaningless sentence. It seems like we are dealt this life and we have to somehow put up with it. After all, we didn't ask to be born. Some people really do feel that they are serving a life sentence. Or, more truly a death sentence!

Would do you like to stay in a spiritual prison? or be freed?? You can be freed from a prison view of life. Being freed by someone, Life’s freedom giver, who makes you free. Since the truth shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

Would you like to experience this freedom? Would you like life to have purpose?

What do you think?

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