I believe that GOD lives within each of us and that our purpose is for growth and expansion through love. When our actions are based on love (kindness, compassion, selflessness, etc.) we expand in ways that make us and others feel good, when our actions are based on fear (hatred, jealousy, envy, guilt, shame, etc.) we expand in ways that are not so pleasant... What are your views about the meaning of life? What do you believe our true purpose is here on Earth?

asked 07 Oct '09, 14:56

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In answering this question, I would respond to it as I have responded to the same question from an unknown passersby that had asked me same questions while taking a walk at the beach as follows: The meaning of life is different with each individual person and each person defined it differently based on each evolutionary experience and partly based on each individual current level of life experience as this same purposes do change as the changes of the cloud.To some the meaning of life is living life in itself with all the embodiment of life's conscious experiences. To others that ever ponder this question, the meaning of life is the realization of the interaction between the conscious mind, subconscious mind and the Superconscious mind. So, the meaning of life is just as different as the mirage differences of life's creation as it's our experiences of life that defines our meaning of life, about life and for life. Such definition of life is also constantly changing with the resultant changes our experience about life itself is giving us. Now our purpose about life and of life is to beget life while participating in that cacophony of life's concert in it's variable and various forms


answered 09 Oct '09, 10:44

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As simple as it may sound, it seems to me the 'meaning of life' is to be happy, truly happy, i.e., to feel wonderful, to feel very good. Why do I believe this? Because, notice that when you are very happy, you don't ask, "What is the meaning of life?"

Why don't you wonder this when you're very happy? Because you are experiencing fulfillment.

Now, of course, there are degrees of happiness. For example, eating a delicious meal can be a happy experience, but probably not as happy as when you solve a problem that has been bothering you a long time. But, my experience seems to tell me that, the happier I we are the less we wonder about the meaning of life.


answered 07 Oct '09, 19:32

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I like this answer for it is true when people are happy thy don't have time with anything else but being happy. I must say though personaly I like to spread a little happiness.

(19 Oct '12, 11:54) Paulina 1

To love unconditionally.

We humans love to complicate things. We work, and work, and work too hard for what? To buy that most expensive car, to buy that perfect diamond ring, to but that gorgeous 10 bedroom house, etc. etc. And yet, at the end of the day after having all the material wealth we feel empty and keep wanting more. Because we've forgotten HOW TO LOVE the people around us. In loving we become compassionate, forgiving and unselfish.

Like what Phil said, be happy. Because in love we will find true happiness and meaning of our existence.


answered 09 Oct '09, 00:13

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Great answer.

(19 Oct '12, 11:55) Paulina 1

If we are all connected and part of the same Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresent life essence. And life is about growth and proggress and evolving into something. Then it would stand that the meaning of life is to improve and evolve our being. Which we are physical, mental and spiritual. These three aspects make up our character. In a nut shell, the meaning of life is to improve and evolve our character. Now what is our character? Thats another question.


answered 09 Oct '09, 10:08

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Life is allowing love to flow freely thru us. Anything else delays the best leaving us to weather unnecessary storms.


answered 09 Oct '09, 16:57

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Short sweet and perfect, what a pity you didn't stick around.

(19 Oct '12, 11:56) Paulina 1

answered 09 Oct '09, 22:05

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Ha ha ha!!! Great answer! I loved The Hitchhiker's Guide! What was the question again?

(14 Oct '09, 09:18) John

Life (noun) All these definitions combined paint a summary of our culture's general view on life.

I enjoyed 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22 and the synonyms :)

Thanks to dictionary.com for this:

  1. the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.

  2. the sum of the distinguishing phenomena of organisms, esp. metabolism, growth, reproduction, and adaptation to environment.

  3. the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual: to risk one's life; a short life and a merry one.

  4. a corresponding state, existence, or principle of existence conceived of as belonging to the soul: eternal life.

  5. the general or universal condition of human existence: Too bad, but life is like that.

  6. any specified period of animate existence: a man in middle life.

  7. the period of existence, activity, or effectiveness of something inanimate, as a machine, lease, or play: The life of the car may be ten years.

  8. a living being: Several lives were lost.

  9. living things collectively: the hope of discovering life on other planets; insect life.

  10. a particular aspect of existence: He enjoys an active physical life.

  11. the course of existence or sum of experiences and actions that constitute a person's existence: His business has been his entire life.

  12. a biography: *a newly published life of Willa Cather.*

  13. animation; liveliness; spirit: a speech full of life.

  14. resilience; elasticity.

  15. the force that makes or keeps something alive; the vivifying or quickening principle: The life of the treaty has been an increase of mutual understanding and respect.

  16. a mode or manner of existence, as in the world of affairs or society: So far her business life has not overlapped her social life.

  17. the period or extent of authority, popularity, approval, etc.: the life of the committee; the life of a bestseller.

  18. a prison sentence covering the remaining portion of the offender's animate existence: The judge gave him life.

  19. anything or anyone considered to be as precious as life: She was his life.

  20. a person or thing that enlivens: the life of the party.

  21. effervescence or sparkle, as of wines.

  22. pungency or strong, sharp flavor, as of substances when fresh or in good condition.

  23. nature or any of the forms of nature as the model or subject of a work of art: drawn from life.

  24. Baseball . another opportunity given to a batter to bat because of a misplay by a fielder.

  25. (in English pool) one of a limited number of shots allowed a player: Each pool player has three lives at the beginning of the game.


  1. vivacity, sprightliness, vigor, verve, activity, energy.


  1. inertia.

answered 06 Dec '10, 12:11

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Only my opinion, but it seems as I look around the universe that the purpose of life is to continue improving and moving forward. This seems to happen with all of life. Animals evolve into more efficient beings, as do plants, trees and etc. Even in what seems like death: a tree for example, is just a re-ordering of life. The plant material provides food, breaks down into other matter, releases its seeds (which creates new life) and so forth. There isn't really any true death, but constant change and improvement. Life goes forward no matter what.


answered 08 Oct '09, 02:34

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Our true purpose here on Earth is to learn of God and ask him into our life so that he may help us live an more loving an forfilling life. But we have free will to chose God or not; we are given an choice about any and everything even if we choose not to chose we still have chosen. let me give you an example if you go into an cafe to eat lunch and they only serve Steak and bake potatoes or fish and a salad so if you don't choose the steak and bake potatoe than by default you automaticlly chose the fish and salad because there was only two choices,ok. Now you can always get up and walk out but bare with me I was only giving an example. God can guide and protect us from harm if we let him and ask him.

You fill empty and unfill no matter what you do until you have discoverd God within your own life an heart there is an bareness place of longing to be answered discovered until you fill that void in your life you will not be complete. Why because it goes back to your creation you were created that way. you need that connection with your creator God. Now does that mean once you have found God for your self you will be completely happy all of the time and you will have no more problems. No, not at all but you will have found God and connected with him and if you let him guide you, love and protect you than you will always know that you have been truely loved and that connection begins to get stronger and stonger. It is called an personal relationship with God!

Now as for happiness different things makes different people happy. Now we all need money to buy the things of medium of exchange and it is different for different ones. But we want to live in such a way that we are not constantly worried about how am I going to pay my bills. But being rich does not make you totally forfilled. For there are so many things that comes into play there is love ralationships, good health, your own personality, your own mind thought process, the environment you are living in, the lives of others who you come in contact with and etc. To be able to watch the sun rise everyday brings joy to some people hearts. So it is different for everyone.

Your purpose in life is to discover who God is and who you really are! To enjoy life and help others along the way of your journey!


answered 08 Oct '09, 07:17

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The purpose of life is to live and live abundantly. Every other creature on this planet has figured that out. We humans, the "intelligent" beings, don't seem to get that. We live at this frenetic pace trying to go somewhere or get something done yet always feel like something is missing. You are missing the simple act of living.


answered 08 Oct '09, 23:24

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The meaning of life is to live it. To live it at the most balanced manner you can create. This means for every moment of frustration, there will be a exact amount of success available. Learning to recognize where the positve half of an issue is will deeply enhance your inner wisdom.


answered 08 Oct '09, 23:40

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For us as free will beings, life has no meaning or purpose, no preset path. This is a good thing though. What this means is that we create the meaning and purpose by picking the path we wish to walk. We define our selves as creators of what we experience in life, this definition that we make creates our meaning and purpose. An example is someone chooses to be a doctor and saves lives. He has a strong feeling this was the reason he became a doctor, this was the purpose and destiny of his life! He may feel this was carved in stone before he was born but fact remains; he made his choices that lead to his destiny. When we realize we are the masters of our destines we have the power to create value creating lives for ourselves through our choices. We no longer search for what is our purpose but instead choose what we want to be our purpose. We are much better when we create and own our selves than when we search and give up our selves to what we are lead to by others.


answered 10 Oct '09, 09:56

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Thanks Rplus and Vesuvius I was starting to answer this and felt some deja-vu coming on until i realized yes I had answered this.

I'll just keep it short this time, for the longer detailed answer go to the link RPuls or Vesuvius posted.

A quote from Abraham and Ester Hicks "The Purpose Of Life Is Joy"

(16 Jan '10, 20:02) Wade Casaldi

evolution .love happiness


answered 10 Oct '09, 10:07

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In an old comic strip entitled "Ziggy", Ziggy struggles his way up a tall mountain with a quest to reach the top where a wise old sage sits. Out of breath and exhausted, he finally arrives at the summit with the opportunity to pose his question to this enlightened old man. "What's the meaning of life," he asks. The sage ponders a moment, then says, "Doin' stuff."

I think there's probably some profound truth in that. We exist, I believe, not just by accident of nature. We exist not just to survive and progenerate. We exist to "do stuff", which to me implies something of purposeful doing.

In short, the meaning of life, for me, is to fulfill what I perceive to be my purpose in life. Now that will differ from person to person as it's a very personal thing. But in the final analysis, there is as much of a purpose in life as we decide there is a purpose in life. If I perceive that life has purpose, it has purpose for me, and the quest to fulfill that purpose motivates me to do more, to reach higher, to arrive at new summits. Doin' stuff-- the quest itself-- is perhaps the meaning of life.


answered 14 Oct '09, 09:23

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Life to me is to give the sprit a way to experience itself in another form. The spirit cannot experience itself as an entity but when manifested in another form it has another point of reference. It can now experience the unconscious, conscious and superconcious states as another writer noted. It has been said that the "soul" chooses its experience before it even enters the world. So what we judge as good or evil maybe just an experience to the soul. Food for thougth.


answered 14 Oct '09, 15:27

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Did any one ever notice that building before?

Repost...sorry had to do it...not sorry ha ha ha

Ok just kidding. The meaning of life is...drum roll please...

Experience, learn, teach, repeat. And have fun doing it, don't take it too seriously :)


answered 08 Jun '11, 03:47

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In your case, the meaning of life is not to take my questions about life seriously :)

(08 Jun '11, 05:01) someone

Got me someone :0) but the follow up is very serious. We are here to help each other grow and get to the next level by going through experiences, learning from them and sharing what we have learned. That is why we all have different talents, different views and different perspectives...so we can share them. We were meant to share!

(08 Jun '11, 05:13) you

Why do we need to teach each other and share? So that we could survive? Can we be self-sufficient?

(08 Jun '11, 05:23) someone

Because we are not all the way separate. We are mostly one/oneness with singularities. In order for our collective to reach higher densities we need to cooperate with each other to raise the total vibration. Growth happens through experience.

(08 Jun '11, 06:00) you

One/oneness with singularities = An ocean (collective, us) with billions of little wave peaks (you singular, me and everyone else singular). The ocean is one with distinctive parts.

(08 Jun '11, 06:05) you

What do you say about prominent people? Really prominent people. One prominent person is more than an ocean of derelicts.

(08 Jun '11, 06:18) someone
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