Apathy: What is the point of life?



In times of apathy, your mind has you fooled.

It tells you there is no point to life.

It tells you nothing matters, nothing good lasts, love is painful, and joy is fake.

It tells you nothing is worthwhile.

Lies. All of them.

If you are at a point where you believe any of these, I'd like to remind you of the point of any and all of this.

Yes, you did choose to come here.

On the other side, there is only one sense, and that's intuition. You have no body there.

On the other side, there is no pain, no sadness, no anger, no deception, nothing bad, and no decay. It is a place of pure unity. All that exists there is compassion and love.

Why would anyone ever want to leave?

Imagine if you were in your bed, not quite asleep but almost there. You were solely in the voice of your own mind. Imagine you were there in that place for years.

It would be peaceful for awhile, but then you would begin to dream. Not asleep, still quite awake.

You would dream of seeing sunrises, smiles, and other people and animals who you love. You would dream of that feeling you get in your heart when you recognize them and they recognize you and your eyes meet.

You would dream of the smell of cookies baking in the oven, of fresh, cool autumn air, of lavender lotion and coffee brewing in the morning.

You would dream of feeling soft sheets straight out of the dryer, warm and comforting. You would dream of feeling the sand beneath your toes at the beach, and the way the surf gently kisses them before it rushes back out again to the sea. You would dream of hugs.

You would dream of fresh apples, or maybe apple pie. You would dream of tasting something wonderful for the first time. You would dream of pumpkin spice. You would dream of all sorts of spices and textures and meals to remember.

You would dream of hearing laughter. You would dream of tense conversations where you and another person open up and release and feel as close as if you were one. You would dream of hearing the words, "I love you," and knowing they were spoken from someone's heart. You would dream of hearing symphonies and melodies and birds chirping in the morning.

You see, where you are on the other side, in that state. It is peaceful and it is bliss. But because you cannot experience duality, only unity, you cannot experience anything physical there. You understand everything but you can't feel, taste, touch, smell, or see anything. You can only dream about those things.

So you choose to come here.

You know that the highs make up for the lows, and it's all only temporary anyway. A playground or a school, or both. You chose to have the physical experience. You chose to add some Heaven to this Earth while you are here, and you chose to enjoy all there is to experience with the senses you are given.

But when you came here, there was a catch. You were given a new body, and that new body came with a new brain. The newborn brain hasn't developed enough to remember all that you knew on the other side. And it turns out, most people were never told and of course can't remember what the point of any of this is.

So they fight and learn foolish things and spend a lot of their time here not present at all. Feeling sadness and anger and doubt and pain. Lots of pain. And they don't even notice all the things they came here just to notice and experience. And in the midst of that, they also forget that this time is limited, and they wanted to make the world just a little better because they were here.

If you remember. Or, if you don't remember but you do realize what the point is, you won't have to feel apathy again. Or at least, if your mind does go there, you'll know what to do to step out of it.

You'll smell cookies, and feel soft sheets. You'll hear laughter, maybe even your own. You'll feel the Earth beneath your feet, and take a deep breath of fresh air. You'll connect with people, and animals, and make their lives better because you were here. Mostly just by adding compassion and love.

You can't have Earth in Heaven, but you can have Heaven on Earth.

That's the point.

That's why you came here.

To create it, even if only for a little while.

~ Doe Zantamata


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  1. Thank YOU. When the morass is lapping at your ears sometimes it's hard to realise there is a way to survive. Namaste.

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