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Life is a perception of your own reality.....


Life is a perception of your own reality

                                                             
                                                                     
The word "life" has probably been around ever since mankind began using language. It is a word of fundamental importance to all of us, and seldom do we make it through an entire day without putting it to use. We do so, however, with only a sketchy and subjective idea of what “life” actually means. This is because until recently, within the last century or so, it has been easy for people to distinguish between what they call living and what they call non-living. There has been no need to define life precisely; its meaning is intuitively understood.

If the world around you doesn't fulfill your expectations, and thoughts like "What do I What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Is there a God or isn’t there, and if there is a God, what is its nature? Of all the world’s religions, which one is the most correct? Is there an afterlife? Are we primarily physical beings or spiritual beings? Are you ready to spend your entire life searching for an answer to the ultimate question: "What is the meaning of my life?"

If the world around you does not fulill your expectations, and thoughts like, “What do I live for?" and "What is the meaning of my life?"  keep bothering you, you need to do some serious soul searching. It's not a feeling of melancholy, and no medicine will cure it.                                                                                                        
The way we answer these questions will provide the ultimate context for everything else we do with our lives. If we place any value on our lives at all, we must give some consideration to these questions.                                                                            
For half of my life, I’ve been searching for the context that would give me the best possible life. Of course, this is a strange pursuit because it requires searching for a context while at the same time always being stuck inside of one. In other words, the definition of best possible life” is also part of any context, so I have to find a context that both defines that term AND provides a means to fulfill it.

 Life has a very unique way of teaching us things. It keeps repeating itself until we learn what it’s teaching us, then and only then can we move on. In the mean time, don't knock you self on the head too hard, take things as it comes your way. You have to feel like you are working for something, you can even (and I mean this in a nice way) stop thinking about yourself, put others first. Can you think about anyone you can help today? There are so many things we could do… there is no one single answer. But it’s a start. Above all, Love yourself and give thanks for the day you have had every day!! Even when its bad….always remember, “ I complained I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet."

Keep in mind, there is no source, my teacher is life itself......


Alpana Jaiswal
Copyright@Motifs2011
Labels: Life, meaning, answer, yourself
Pictures: Courtesy Google Images

45 comments so far..What are your thoughts?

  1. Excellent post Alpana.I like what you said in the end "Let's make better mistakes tomorrow".That's the key of life and one should follow it.If one follows it one will find the best possible life one day.Yes life is not about finding oneself but creating oneself,one lives in the world that one creates.Mistakes makes one perfect or closer to perfect.So do more mistakes better than the previous one everytime and keep growing.

    Art is not living. It is the use of living.Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

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  2. Life is very small and have a so much to do.....nice post Dee......Actually I don't understand the meaning of life I just know that make your life worth to others so you can live after your death also....for example Swami Vivekanand, Gandhiji..

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  3. "keep in mind, there is no source, my teacher is life itself"......... the most influential line that strikes the mind to think again. life itself teaches us how to follow it's path. the failures or mistakes give us another chance to live life in proper conduct. we can't erase our mistakes but we can surely improve them for better.

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  4. "i complained, I had no shoes untill i meet a man who had no feet".....Thought provoking...

    A very well written Post....

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  5. What a lovely post Alpana. Our experiences in our life are our greatest teacher. We are what we go through life and how.

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  6. Isn't it so freeing to know that we life doesn't happen to us...we make it happen!! Great post, A.

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  7. Wow... really nice post
    Let's make better mistakes tomorrow

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  8. Great post. I like the synchronicity with something I wrote yesterday. We are in charge of making our lives what they are, no matter if there is a larger plan out there or not.

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  9. Live today as tomorrow may never come.
    Also the meaning of life is one thing.

    YOU!

    Great work Alpana.

    A

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  10. Good post as ever, i am lucky that my life in many ways is good. Dont believe in a god believe in people and nature ;)

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  11. You have made me think about several things in life...love this.

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  12. loved it..Alpu

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  13. Life teaches us things we don't want to learn also..and at times hate it also...but I guess we have to accept things as they come our way..

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  14. Nice post about life !!! According to me ..live the way u life,Ur rules ur life ..We Dont get a second life ..so enjoy to the core !! Believe in God but Dont believe people cos the change with respect to time

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  15. No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
    BEAUTIFUL............

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  16. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me." ~Erma Bombeck
    LOVE THIS ONE....mom

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  17. it is incredible!:D

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  18. Great Alpana. Suprb :) :)

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  19. Alpana what a thought provoking and enlightening post. As you already know i love quotations, and i think this one suits perfectly:
    "Life is a building. It rises slowly, day by day, through the years. Every new lesson we learn lays a block on the edifice which is rising silently within us. Every experience, every touch of another life on ours, every influence that impresses us, every book we read, every conversation we have, every act of our commonest days adds to the invisible building". J. R. Miller

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  20. Life...the more we think,the more we search for answers...and I love the way you have written it.

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  21. I think we all go through a period of angst querying the meaning of life...but then we move on to accepting we may never know that answer so we begin to enjoy it for what it is.
    As for mistakes we make along the way, you only ever make a mistake if you never learn from it. If you learn, it is no longer a mistake, it is a learning experience. Most will have lots of learning experiences.
    If you live life to avoid making mistakes, you won't learn.

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  22. Great post. Thought provoking. Living life to the fullest for me means accepting and moving on.

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  23. Alpi - what a wonderful & thought provoking post ! Loved the fluidity of your thoughts & the way you penned them. Simple & yet powerful ! Yes, meaning of Life is different for everybody according to their experiences so it cannot be generalized in any one line. Personally for me...Life is the ticket to the Greatest & Most Rockin show on earth & I'm gonna continue to have a blast till my last :)) Keep Smilin...& God Bless us All ! Love ya sis :) - Preetu

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  24. Enjoyed your post about the meaning of life. I so agree that we repeat our mistakes over and over until we learn from them. Some get caught in a revolving door with them and wonder why they aren't happy. So many refuse to believe they make their life what it is. Alpana, I look at "failure" or "wrongs" as feedback, not failure. Would love to talk more with you about that...

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  25. I think we all go through a period of angst querying the meaning of life...but then we move on to accepting we may never know that answer so we begin to enjoy it for what it is.
    As for mistakes we make along the way, you only ever make a mistake if you never learn from it. If you learn, it is no longer a mistake, it is a learning experience. Most will have lots of learning experiences.
    If you live life to avoid making mistakes, you won't learn.

    My brilliant comment for a brilliant post coffee morning :-)

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  26. Alpana,
    Brilliantly written Your true self is a thing of beauty.Never forget that.
    XOXO
    Jess

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  27. ok black sheep here.. of course it's expected I'm dark... we don't always do life..and life does happen to us......but a smile goes a long way...As always...XOXOXO

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  28. nice number suddenly came up as an audio surprised.....good musings on life.

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  29. Its very true....and superbly written.

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  30. Thanks alpana! i am still making mistakes ..still learning.such a wonderful post.

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  31. Fantastic post....makes one think!! Enjoyed reading....

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  32. Life living it, feeling it, Inhaling it. A very inspiring post

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  33. Loved your take on life, Alpana. A wonderful thought provoking post...

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  34. You speak truth Alpana, never take today for granted. Tomorrow is a blessing not all are given. Always absorb what can be absorbed today and us it to the fullest :)

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  35. i believe that we have a source...

    life has its source... our questions lie deeply in the roots of our existence...

    i believe that this source calls us deeply into our own reality...of who we are... and what we are made of...

    we are made to love... we were created out of love... we belong to love...

    i believe that we were made to share this love...

    Life and love has a name... it has a face...

    your post is an endless reflection since it talks about something dynamic... :)

    ..will revisit it again :)and again... and then...

    again :)

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  36. Cooking-VarietiesApril 19, 2011 9:47 PM

    hi alpana. Life is everything. To me the only way to get out of restlestness is to ask from God to give me His Blessings always.., then i feel peace and serenity...always

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  37. HI Alpana! This is so philosophical, I don't have words to write what I feel, especially when I am searching the meaning of life. I am really speechless. I am learning from you and I am not able to comment on your writing.

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  38. Very well put. Too many times people complain about how "life" has treated them, like their life should be better because the Universe owes them. We all are just children of the Universe and must learn whatever our lessons are before we leave this current body. My thought on this is, as long as we are still destroying each other and our planet we have no learned well what true "life" is. The best place to begin living is doing something to better someone else's life, because in doing so you help yourself. We are not individuals we are all one.

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  39. I read the following somewhere:
    Someone said,
    'I learn from experience'
    Another questioned:
    'How do you get experience?'
    He said
    'Right decision'
    Then the question.
    'How can you take right decision?'
    The answer:
    'Wrong decisions'
    Yes, our mistakes lead us to right decisions. Life is a trial and error process!!

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  40. Life what can ya do, you play the cards your dealt with, you love you lose you laugh you cry. Tommorow is always a fresh start. To many people become prisoners in a castle made of the past.

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  41. Beautiful outlook to accept life....

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  42. practice makes perfect then most of us should make perfect mistakes lol..... Well done. I am glad your still around


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  43. lets make better mistakes 2moro....:)....loved this....amazin post...somethin we should always follow....:)

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  44. I like to think life is what we make of it. We do the best we can and follow our beliefs and faith.

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  45. "The way you defined life is simply awesome.. Our perception is an important factor to shape our life.. The example of man with no feet penetrated deeply in my heart.. I definitely learned something new out of your beautifully explained post on life"

    Lots of luv..:)

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