What is Life?


Life is a gift from existence.

Open your eyes: life is a perennial flow of joy, a perennial beauty.
Swami Amwar Jyoti

Life is sacred art.
Gabrielle Roth

There is no “How” to life, one just does it.
Carl Gustav Jung

Life is a public performance on a violin on which you must learn the instrument as you go….

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life. It goes on.
Robert Frost

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

I think one must finally take one’s life in one’s arms.
Arthur Miller

If you don’t live your life it will not be lived.
Peter Levine

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Each of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
Mary Lori Retton

All the cards that people get dealt with at birth have to be played.

I open my heart to life and life opens its heart to me.

Life never denies us what we need but it may not give us what we desire…. It is better to enter the unknown than live with a known that is killing you.
Guy Finley

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because it is the experience you are having at this moment.
Eckhart Tolle

An apology is the superglue of life. It will repair almost anything.
Bruce Lipton

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
James Dean

Each day we are born again to start our life anew.
What we do today is what matters most.

There is a connection between the way one breathes and the way one responds to the world around.
James Forrest

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be “Happy.” I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you have lived at all.
Leo C. Rosten

To live as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
Howard Zinn, historian.

It had been my repeated experience that when you said to life calmly and firmly (but very firmly!) ‘I trust you, do what you must‘, life had an uncanny way of responding to your need.
Olga Ilyin

The longest journey you will make in your life is from your head to your heart.
Sioux saying

The most important conversations you hold in life are the ones you hold with yourself. Your thoughts are the directions you are heading in.

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they were there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
Thomas Merton

What you really are is that force that is life … a force that makes it possible for your body to live, a force that makes it possible for your whole mind to dream… [so] … you are responsible for the consequences of whatever you do.

Life brings you exactly what you need. If you just open your eyes and see what is around you, its exactly what you need to clean your poison, to heal your wounds, to accept yourself.

All human relationships are life experiencing life.

You didn’t come here with a great mission to change the world, to change society … the real mission you have in life is to make yourself happy.

Life is nothing but a dream and if you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art.
Miguel Ruiz

Arguing with  What Is is like trying to teach a cat to bark. Hopeless.
Byron Katie

Life is the only game in town.
Bill Ellis

In life action is everything … joy and sorrow come of themselves.

And the Eastern response to this Western belief is contained in the Tao Te Ching:

The wise man does nothing and everything gets done.