Monday, July 7, 2014

What is Life?

I guess there can be two main perspectives on Life: Life is what it is or Life is something much greater.

If Life is just what it is, then, the facts are that you have a Life expectancy of 85 years, so you have to survive and entertain yourself for 85 years. If Life is something that works itself out, then you have no control on the outcomes, and everything is a coincidence to put things in some right track.

It’s hard to believe in the second point of view. Everything seems to be random and wrong at times, that’s it’s just too hard to believe that there’s some ultra smart sense or purpose behind it.

But we want to believe there’s more. We want to believe that all our Love, Passions, Secret Dreams and all those deep feelings live beyond ourselves, in some sort of soul, some immaterial us.
We get excited through fantasy but maybe the belief of existing something more it’s just that, a fantasy.

The smart way to understand Life is actually to be very analytic about it. You are born, you’re taught a set of skills that enable you to work in the future as well as a set of skills to live in communion with other human beings, and then you get old, and that’s the moment you’ve been preparing for, by saving some money aside, and building a family. You get old and you stop doing most of the things you enjoyed until one day your body just shuts down.

It doesn’t have to be seen as a sad perspective on Life to look at it through analytical lenses. As said, it’s just the smartest way to live Life.

If you bring all the responsibility for a happy life into your own hands, then most probably you’ll live a happy live. Whatever way you choose to look at it, life is never an easy task. The same way some phone calls are hard to do, some talking, some choosing or some foods are hard to eat, life is hard to deal with it. It demands your full attention, and if you put it on hold, you’ll lose opportunities, you’ll lose pieces of it and you’ll regret not having been awake and more active towards life.

So, whether you think there’s more to Life than what we know so far, it is most definitely your responsibility, and everything you choose to do or not to do, shapes it into what your Life is. You’re in the drivers seat, you decide if you want to keep speeding it up or make some stop to refuel. If there’s a turn that maybe you should take to get to know someone, some place, come on, you can always get back into the main road. Hey, if your car gets broken, you can walk, if you can’t walk, you can be seated and be there to talk with whoever needs to hear.

So Life is what you are. It’s the song of your Heart and what you choose to do.


  1. I tend to believe there is something more than the biological life. We're much more than chemical.
    Meditation, for example, is one door to a glimpse of transcendence. Why don't you try that? Dancing is another. That one you already know.
    It may take your entire life to sort out what purpose do you really have, if any, but there is surely a deeper meaning in life, yours and everybody else's, which is much more than chemistry.

    1. ... Grande abraço Zé. Obrigada

  2. AnonymousJuly 18, 2014

    Love you Gibly! ... Ama incondicionalmente o que te rodeia, e perceberás o sentido e o propósito da vida.

  3. Quero sim, chegar aí, a esse amar vindo de dentro, sem dúvidas e condições erradas. Grande Abraço Andorinha!