The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
You are LIFE passing through your body, passing through your mind, passing through your soul. Once you find that out, not with the logic, not with the intellect, but because you can FEEL that life——you find out that you are the force that makes the flowers open and close, that makes the hummingbird fly from flower to flower. You find out that you are in every tree, you are in every animal, vegetable, and rock. You are that force that moves the wind and breathes through your body. The whole universe is a living being that is moved by that force, and that is what you are. You are life.
Life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
You must always give a thought to others. For each time you fail to act as well as you could, something somewhere in the world is darkened and compromised by your error. And behaving well does not necessarily mean offering material help. No, it means thinking of the consequences your thoughts, feelings, actions and intentions may have on others.
There are so many ways to help people! You must find out what these possibilities are, in the knowledge that nothing of the good you do will be lost. When you have done something good, don’t think about it any more, and above all don’t expect anything in return. Be like the sun, which brings light, warmth and life to all creatures without needing to know whether they are grateful.