3. Love and respect yourself
We often look at life the way we look at ourselves. What we find within ourselves is what we seek in the outer world as well. So if you hold difficult emotions, negative thinking, envy, malice and cruelty inside you, then you will only look at the chaotic and brutal aspects of life. You will not be able to witness or experience how truly beautiful life is. And this is when you will begin asking yourself: “What is the point of life?” When you fill your heart and mind with positivity, you will open yourself to the beauty of life.
Rudá adds “You are nature, you are life. You are good and evil, constructive, and destructive at once. We human beings are transcendent creatures! We care, and we fight our own darkness. We want to be better.” But it’s alright if you fail to banish your inner darkness at times as long as you try your best. Remember, it’s not about the outcome, but the process. You don’t need to feel guilty or blame yourself for it. Instead you should choose to love and respect yourself. Be aware of your contribution to the world and find peace within you. “Recognize and honor your efforts. Respect yourself so that you can stand in a place of power in your life,” explains Rudá.
The point of life is LIFE itself
The purpose of life is to live. To make memories. To love. To live in the moments that pass between your breaths. Life is about living in the present moment. But what if there is no point in life? What if we are simply meant to be? Would that be so bad? To understand the answer to your question – “What is the point of life?” – you need to first stop asking yourself that and live instead.
Author Alfred James explains “The fact is: we don’t know what’s around the corner, what happens when we die or even the true extent of the control we have over our lives. But what we do know is that we have an awareness of being here now.” And perhaps this is the only answer we have or even the only answer we need. Clinical psychologist Ana Nogales, Ph.D. writes “Death is waiting for each of us anyway; why call on it before our time?” She adds “To live is to look at ourselves in the mirror and discover a message of love in our own eyes. To live is to allow ourselves to fall in love – with someone, with something, or with life itself.”
There will never be a satisfying or rewarding answer to this question. So the only thing we can do is live because life is too precious to waste. Go live it.