This sounds corny, but to go to my next post "How I Live" I have to do this one. And I have been postponing it.
I live because I am alive.
I live because I am not yet dead.
Truism. Tautology. Obvious fact.
All so true. So, there is nothing more to it. I shall just accept it as it is. No argument about it.
The above statements are very profound to me. They describe plain and simple truth which I have no choice but to accept.
To ask why should I be alive, why should I live - to ask this question is to invoke a sense of ego which is the source of all the troubles which we face in life.
By simply accept things as they (naturally) are, I am allowing myself to be part of the natural world of which I am but a little part.
I live incognito within this larger realm of reality.
I am or try to be a-religious, although I confess I am deeply devotional. I accept all.
When I was studying in the UK, I was approached by evangelists. I was missing home, and my instinctive reaction to their strong sell was this:
"How can I love God whom I do not know, before I love my parents who do love me."
With that, I have come to realise that I had discovered a meaningful raison detre for living.
This has become crucial to me as I struggle through the puddles of this world.
Now, with a spouse and children, the meaning in my life has spread out from the parents to the larger family, and as the old disappears, the love I have gets spread out even more and defines the way I live or rather the things I do in life and things I try to achieve or the troubles that I am now taking in the projects I am undertaking.
At the end of it, there is nothing much to shout about in life. The quieter I live, the better it is for myself and for others. I find it incredible how everyone always seems to have something to say about everything all the times (and I reckon I am also guilty of it). Something it is good to lower the noise. However, it does nobody any harm if we try to do something positive for ourselves or for others (provided we know exactly what we are doing, rather than causing more harm than good).
So long as I have something that I want to do, then I shall live. Once I have done what I have set out to do, and I have nothing more to do, then I suppose I shall quietly go away.
I therefore live because I have something to do. (I suppose this brings me to How I Live.)