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Learning Meaning of Life from Nature

Natural Law of Nature Prevails Everywhere

Nature holds answers to a number of our questions, it even provides answer to our query what is the meaning of life.

We do not need the help of any book or tutorial or anyone else as they will only deviate our attention from the real answer/solution, which is lying before. Most theories and concepts will not help right now to understand life and its meaning, we have to conceive this our self directly from the nature, our surrounding, present and past, once we have developed our own convincing view we can extend this knowledge, refine it further with additional material, other sources.

We can start looking at nature’s reply to this question anywhere, anytime as nature pervades every thing, it exists every where. Even when we try to keep nature at bay with our so called intelligent artificial creations, nature presents itself in the most suitable form for that environment.

You must have noticed bed bugs, termite, cockroaches etc. in modern scientifically designed apartments, which are designed by keeping comfort in mind, easing life, eliminating common problems that are usually found in a resident. Yet, even after taking all the precautionary measures, we find that they can only stop nature from implementing its laws for some time, they do not have a permanent solution and even if they law of nature will reappear there in another form.

We may try hard to wipe out law of nature, take services from the experts in these fields but none of them can provide a life time solution, they only have a temporary solution which has to be applied again and again after some time. It is very difficult if not impossible to isolate nature and its natural processes.

Learning Meaning of Life from Plants

We can try to understand meaning of life from plants around us. We can start watching any plant, a shrub or even tree, try to find a purpose/meaning of its life, what are its requirements, how does it react to problems, what are its basic necessities, is it happy with what it has, satisfied with its present circumstances.

We’ll notice that plants actually live a life, they enjoy there survival with the nature. They are healthy, fit for performing there every task that is expected from them with whatever resources they have, in prevailing circumstances and conditions.

There greenery, beauty is an indication of there health, well being, happiness. They do what they ought to do, perform there every duty and later give way for others to survive.

What is the meaning of life for them?

In one word we can say it is to protect and preserve nature and life, help nature to help life, it takes from and gives to the nature, makes it possible for others to survive naturally, without any artificial support, produces more of its own kind to make it possible that at least some of its species carry on this task of nature in future.

This is all that is meant to be achieved and is actually achieved in there life cycle. Just like human beings these plants too show reaction when they are treated harshly, there is a question of there survival, when they are unable to fulfill there basic need required to perform there tasks or duties. In such condition we can notice some uncommon/unnatural behavior.

Imitating Characteristics of Nature to Stay Focused in Life

Learning Meaning of Life from Plants and NatureAs a human being we too try to imitate the characteristics of nature, using other means some of which are natural and thus helpful while others are artificial and thus harmful. Some people move towards spirituality, they take some time to meditate, which helps one to concentrate on there main task, helps to close mind to unwanted distractions, helps to focus on natural goals of life and thus helps in enjoying happiness in current circumstances.

Some people who look for a quick fix start using unnatural means like drinking, entertaining themselves using modern ways which do not help to stay focused or calm in reality, they only help one to occupy his brain with something else which looks soothing at that moment, but when its effects are gone, a person returns back, the situation reappears in its original form.

Learning Meaning of Life from Nature to be continued…. some existing posts on the subject are :-

1. What is the Meaning of life

2. What is the Philosophical Meaning of Life

3. Role of Happiness in A Meaningful Life

4. Life, its Philosophy and Views

5. Real Purpose and Meaning of Life

6. Making A Meaningful Life

7. Philosophy of Life

What Is the Real Purpose and Meaning of Life

Well, we cannot restrict meaning of life to our limited power of imagination, as life even exists there where we have no reach, even beyond the level of our imagination, even beyond the reach of modern science and scientists.  Our knowledge is limited (although we always try to extend and improve it), we do not know everything about our surrounding, we do not know even about things we have with us or even about our own self (there is a branch of Yoga which tries to explore one’s own self and those who are successful on this path become self-realized).  So, under these circumstances it is not possible to give a universal definition of life, its meaning and its purpose.

Can We All Have Similar Purpose or Meaning of Life

A single definition of life and its meaning cannot be applied for each one and everyone of us, cause we are all so different, so unique that even things that look similar in each one of us are actually different.

Something which is common (seems to be common feature) in each one of us, may not be as such, it may not hold the same importance or have similar use, have same structure or  attributes (in fact nothing is same or similar, even our own handwriting keeps changing, words or phrases that we speak or write too change over time). For example, each one of us normally has four fingers and one thumb but for each one of us they have slightly different characteristic (which is studied in a branch of astrology for predictions based on several factors).

Doesn’t Uniqueness of Evey Individual’s Thumb Impression Indicates Uniqueness of Our Meaning and Purpose

Now, if we leave other four fingers in our hand and even thumb to some extent and only consider thumb impression, we will be surprised to note that even thumb impression of every individual is unique, it is not possible for two individuals to have same thumb impression, leave alone thumb. Look at the vast ever expanding population and how nature is designing unique design for each one of them without even a single case of duplicate and look at the internet and how it is struggling with the menace of duplicate contents. This is the reason why thumb impression has importance in legal matters for establishing identities of individuals.

Just like the uniqueness of every thumb impression, our individual meaning of life is also very unique, even if we are not aware or have identified ways to express it. Our thoughts shape our life and its meaning for us. What life means to us depends on whether we have a positive or negative thinking, level of our confidence, our views about our own self and about the society, what is important to us, how do we measure success.

This post “What is Real Purpose and Meaning” is a part continued from the post titled “What Is the meaning of the life“, “Making A Meaningful Life” ….. to be continued in …. updated ….  in this post or next post…later.

What Is The Meaning of The Life

In Search of Life and Its Meaning

What is the meaning of the life, why do we exist, what is the purpose are philosophical questions that often come to my mind every now and then. A question which has no definite answer or a question which can have several answers depending on our current circumstances, our background, personality and thinking.

There are so many things that life consists of and meaning of life often changes from time to time. A change in its meaning can be noticed whenever we we move from one phase of life to another, when we cross one barrier of life to reach another, our age and changing priorities seems to be responsible. Things that we want now or something that we may love now are often very different from what they used to be some time back.

So, one thing seems to be clear that life is a phenomena, a variable with ever changing values.

Why Sometimes Life Seems Meaningless

Our life can look meaningless at some point of life on one or more occasions, when we loose sight of our objectives, our goals, when we find that there is nothing new that we have to do. We do not find enough motivations which can keep us attracted to life.

Stagnation at any point in our life can make it seemingly meaningless. Stagnation or stillness doesn’t represent life and this happens when we reach a point where we see nothing new happening or challenging for us, we lose our interest in life and we feel as if life is tasteless, meaningless.

A stage where life looses its meaning can be reached when we have reached almost everywhere we wanted to take our self i.e., a highly successful profile. It can also mean that after reaching a most endeavored goal successfully, we find that it is not fascinating or we discover something which we least expected to be here.

A feeling of meaninglessness can also be felt in-between two tasks when we manage to complete one and another task is yet not decided or there are still no plans to start another task.

When we have nothing to do due to any reason (which can also mean laziness) we feel mentally exhausted and life seems meaningless to us.

What Is the meaning of the life ….. to be continued in …. next post about “How to make a meaningful life“.