Can You Think Of A Better Reason To Live?

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One day a good friend asked, “Allen what gets you up in the morning? What’s your reason for living?” Hemming and hawing, I scrambled for an answer. After what seemed like an eternity of dead silence, I drawled, “You know I love my work, and I love my family and friends. You can see I love practicing and playing the piano, but none of these gets me up in the morning. They certainly aren’t my reason for living.”

My answer didn’t satisfy her, so she made a stab at rephrasing the question. It was too late. Before she could finish, I blurted out “Nothing gets me up in the morning. I live because I love life.” However, in my mind I thought “I live because I AM LIFE. I, being LIFE ITSELF, have no choice but to live.”

Reader, I don’t have a clue how you would’ve answered my friend. Maybe someone has asked you the same question. And it’s possible that you have asked yourself that question. Did you struggle for an answer? Whatever your answer is, here is the truth. You do not have to have a reason to live. YOU ARE LIFE. You are birthless, deathless, timeless, ageless LIFE. LIFE’S reason to live is because living is its nature.

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