Archive for October, 2014


Life Reflection

A follow-up to my previous post.

There comes a point in life when you sit down and contemplate, think, ponder, mull over, what life is all about. What is the purpose of Life? I recently watched a movie, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, and the following motto is prevalent throughout the movie:

To see the world,

Things dangerous to come to,

To see behind walls, to draw closer,

To find each other and to feel.

That is the Purpose of LIFE.

You go through life thinking it will go the way you want. You want to get married, have kids, get a good job, be rich, have a big family, and have lots of friends. Somewhere along the way it veers off course. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and adjustments have to be made. If you don’t then you will never get back on track until you do make those adjustments.

Sometimes as we grow older we forget what is important to us and the real purpose of life. Whether it is the speed that life seems to pass by, the stress that we all are under, or just the overwhelming obstacles that we all seem to encounter, we must not forget the importance of living LIFE and the real purpose of life.

Have fun with your life. Laugh at the absurdity of life. Don’t take it too seriously. We are only here for a short time. Do what you want? Do keep it within reason, of course, moral standards being considered. Because in the end when you look back on your life from your deathbed you can say that you have no regrets and you feel fulfilled and satisfied.

If you feel that you are not on the road that you want and you made a wrong turn at the last fork in the road it is not too late to turn around and make a course correction. That is one thing about life; you can change it whenever you want. Here is what I do:

1. Get a notepad and pencil (or use a computer, whichever is comfortable with you. My personal choice is a notepad and pencil that way it will stay engrained in your memory longer. You can transfer it to a computer later.) Sit in your favorite chair or in your favorite place.

2. Start making a list, a bucket list, so to speak. You can call it anything you want: To do list, travel list, bucket list, accomplishments, whatever.

3. Write on this list anything that you want to accomplish in your life. Use your imagination. Let it run wild. Nothing is too far-fetched. It’s your life so make it SPECTACULAR!!! (Reference from Robin Williams’ character in movie “Jack”)

4. You can also start a list of things that you have accomplished. Been there done that list.

5. After an item is accomplished take these lists one step further and write a little blurb (or long article) about each item. Write about what you enjoyed about it; even include what you disliked about something in that item.

6. Revisit these lists to add new things or change them.

In a nutshell, make the most of what life has to offer. Experience life and all the nuances that come with it. The emotions, the adventures, the people, even the dangers of life are worthwhile.

Now a message from my favorite comedian and actor, Robin Williams. He made me laugh rolling on the floor until my gut bust. He also had a serious side. Rest in peace, Robin.

Purpose of Life

Live Life

What is the purpose of life? The purpose is different for every one of us. Since I saw the movie, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, it left me pondering the purpose of life.

To see the world,

Things dangerous to come to,

To see behind walls, to draw closer,

To find each other and to feel.

That is the Purpose of LIFE.

“To see the world” is self-explanatory, travel. Not only just to see but to experience the culture, the people, the food, and the traditions. I have done this and still do.

“Things dangerous to come to” at first I had difficulty coming up with the meaning. It is going through with something even if it is difficult or dangerous: the obstacles we face in life. These things will make you stronger.

“To see behind walls” is being curious like we were as a child: be inquisitive.

“To draw closer” is being close to family and friends. Spend time with, communicate and share feelings.

“To find each other and to feel” is always looking for new relationships, helping one another and to let your emotions flow.

What is your purpose in life? Feel free to add your own interpretation and your purpose of life in the comments.

Live Life with Peace, Love, and Happiness!!!

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