Finishing line

What is the meaning of our life?

Who are we?

Has anyone ever thought about it? I don’t know, I keep thinking and questioning our existence but of course have no answer to it as yet.

To satisfy myself I came up with an explanation just to quench my thirst of these questions or at least to make peace with unanswered questions.

Our life is a game, a race where the result is unknown until we cross the finishing line. We have to walk, run until we cross the finishing line, keeping in my mind all throughout that it is a run where our competition is with ourselves, not with someone else. We cannot know the end result before playing the game; similarly we cannot know the true meaning of our life unless we have lived it. We may not even know until the end, may be our lives imprint on someone else’s without our knowledge. We might just not know it. But surely it does have a meaning. We just have to go to the finishing line.

So till then we should try and live our lives to the fullest. It is almost impossible to have no regrets and live like we want, there are twists and turns on the road and that is the game we are playing. So we should live with regrets and fulfilments, with happiness and laughter, with tears and sorrows, with positivity and negativity, with failures and success, with friends and enemies, with love and hurt, with everything that life showers us with. We should live our life with everything in it, because once we cross the finishing line, we are not to come back, at least not as the same person anyway. So why not live it, play it rather than constantly trying to figure out everything which as mortals clearly are unable to?

Let’s just not focus on the finishing line and for once try and play the game. May be the game would prove more exhilarating than we’d thought. May be the finishing line is not worth so much of concern. May be this game is all about finding answers to our questions and by the end of it we’d get them all. Just may be.

PS: It is just a small way to try and satiate my unending curiosity, to make temporary peace with these questions and get along with the ‘game’ so that I can concentrate on more important stuff.

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

42 thoughts on “Finishing line

      1. True, that’s why i never stress about the goal, i just believe in enjoying the process and living my life with people who will help me and i will help them climb the ladder of success. 😊


      2. That is a wonderful way to live but sadly I get carried away almost all the time. Atleast once every 2 months I wonder about such questions and then get back to reality thinking that it is not going to help. 😆

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      1. Yeah..lot of time tooo..I think we have to go through lot of experiences..until we find that answer..once we find that we are liberated from all dimensions physically and mentally

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  1. That is a philosophical take to life, Moushmi!
    I recently read Anitha Moorjani’s dying to be me, the last chapters bring in a lot of meaning to life and so much more, if you have not please try reading it.

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  2. Hi Moushmi, I’m visiting you from the link you sent on Twitter. I agree that we need to run life like a race! This post reminds me so much of a couple of Bible verses: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” (1 Corinthians 9:24&25, ESV) I believe the Bible that the point of the race/life is to know and glorify God. I pray that you find the answer to your search for meaning. Keep seeking!

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    1. I really appreciate your stopping by.
      Thanks for sharing the verse here, it does make a lot of reference to the intake.
      Thanks for visiting and also letting me know how you think about it.
      Much love.


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