Life is in living. It is not a thing, it is a process. There is no way to attain to life except by living it, except by being alive - flowing- streaming with it. If you are seeking the meaning of life in some dogma, in some philosophy, in some theology, that is the sure way to miss life and meaning both.
Life is not somewhere waiting for you, it is happening in you. It is not in the future as a goal to be arrived at, is herenow, this very moment - in your breathing, circulating in your blood, beating in your heart. Whatsoever you are is your life, and if you start seeking meaning somewhere else you miss it.
I have heard a very beautiful story.
Some years ago a successful American had a serious identity crisis. He sought to help from psychiatrists but nothing came of it, for there were none who could tell him the meaning of life. By and by he learned of a venerable and incredibly wise guru who lived in a mysterious and most inaccessible region. Only that guru, he came to believe, would tell him what life means and what his role in it ought to be.
"I need to know the meaning of life" said the man.
His guru replied, without hesitation "Life" he said, "is a river without end."
Don´t seek it anywhere else. Life is already there bubbling in within you. It can be contacted only there. The temple is not outside, you are the shrine of it.
Once you know what life is you will know what death is because death is also part of the same process. We think death comes at the end, we think death is against life. Death and Life are two polarities of the same energy, of the same phenomenon - the night and the day. They are not separate, they are not opposites. Death is a process of renewal. And death also happens each moment, as life happens, because the renewal is needed each moment.
If you look into your life you will be able to know what death is. If you understand what death is, only you will be able to understand what life is.
Death and Life both become aflame together; they are never separate. But the ego always thinks in divisions, in dualities; it divides everything. Existence is indivisible, it cannot be divided.
There is a thread, howsoever invisible. Everything goes on changing. That invisible thread remains the same. Death and Life are its processes, like inhalation and exhalation.
But something in You is trascendental.
Don´t Forget to Just Keep Swimming <3