What Is the Purpose of Life? (Episode V)

Author: MOS Gospel Team – 正道人

Life is a one-way ticket.

Yes, life is a journey and there is no way to return. The enlightened soul takes life seriously because there is no spare time to waste on this one-way trip. Time is like a train calling at a few short stops but carrying you continuously and consistently to the final destination without waiting for anyone. Everyone needs to cherish every minute in the life journey. Love family, love friends, reminisce on everything that has gone. We must do our best to be happy and spread joy because nobody can repeat the same life. A life journey is like entering a continuous and exciting game which has a few rules. Life is precious, we are here to play the most fantastic sport. Sometimes, the game is beautiful and inspiring, other times, the game is painful and thrilling. Some people want to quit the game in the half way because they cannot handle the pressure or challenge. Sometimes, people want to pause the game and come back later after taking a long nap. There is no time to regret or to undo the game.

Life is about rolling the dice. If life is a game, it must involve skills and opportunities.

You cannot win all the time. Sometimes, you have to move backward or restart when necessary. Life is not an easy game where you collect big money every time you press the GO button. Life is like rolling a dice and observing the result. The longer you are in the game, your interpretation of the result becomes more accurate. Sometimes your next move could be faulty and lead to a wrong move or anxiety. This game’s rules do not cover definitions as good or bad outcomes. Humans want to control the life desperately with complete determination. Most people believe that they can control the dice and the chips. Whenever we realize that the game is out of our hands, we blame the game for being unfair, we even hate whoever designed the game, and we accuse the winners of wrongdoing. The game of life is always fair and balanced with a mixture of outcomes and options.

Do you want to play a game in which you always know the outcome? Would you be happy to play a game that you already know the winner and loser? Is it a delight to always win in games but never taste the feeling of loss? I bet you wouldn’t want to play that game, I wouldn’t. We play for the joy of playing. True enjoyment of the life game comes from not knowing what will happen. The life game is always played at the right pace with the correct result and rationale revealed at the perfect time. We want to speed up the game sometimes, but that does not work at all. We must learn to trust that the game is fair even if it occasionally appears not to be so. What we can do is to play the game to the best of our abilities. A life game is an opportunity to learn skills, have fun, find beauty, create miracles, meet other players, take chances, win a few games, lose some rounds, but most importantly, enjoy the game itself.

Bob: I have trapped myself in a delusion of “my purpose,” which killed my flexibility and creativity for a long time. My life was miserable for the past five years because I constantly worried about doing something wrong or hurting someone unintentionally. We cannot find a rationale for everything in life, and specific protocols take away our free will or make us slaves to self-destruction. Searching inside myself through consciousness meditation has brought me back to my true self. I have realized that I can stand firm in this world and have unlimited potential as long as I do my best with my actions. For me, life is about finding things I enjoy doing, sacrificing myself for my loved ones to see smiles on their faces, hedging a bet on unknown realities, and living for those who never know exactly what they are looking for in this life.

May: My abusive childhood made me doubt every intention of human beings. That is why my behavior was unacceptable, rude, angry, and immature in some parts of my life. I have tried bad things, such as being a prostitute in Hollywood, a gold digger in Phoenix City, and a skillful thief in several shopping malls. I was still sad, angry, resentful, and anxious after trying many bad-girl personas. Three years ago, I decided to try a different lifestyle once I realized I had lived a life in the most profound immorality for over many years.

I went to India with a spiritual retreat group from Los Angeles and met our residential meditation instructor. I was sitting with the group of thirty people, and I felt shame from inside – jobless, aimless, a mess with an empty soul. He was like an angel, treating me equally with no bias, no disguise, and his calming face and warm smile melted my heart and soul. He changed me into a better person; he showed me the right path, saved my failing soul from hell, and held my hands with pure compassion and unconditional love. I saw the light from his eyes. I see hope in my life now. Now I am on the path of living a whole life without looking backward, and I stop judging myself so harshly. Today, if you ask me what life is, my most straightforward answer is about finding the right people to show you the way.


To Be Continued.

Edited by: MOS Gospel Team – Stone
Posted by: Armed Lamb

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