What is the Objective of Life?
Objective of life. This question is always in our minds. Why are we here on Earth? What is the objective of our life?
Jung, the famous Swiss psychologist, claims that the objective of life is gaining more consciousness. In our journey through life we should strive to gains more and more consciousness. This he calls individuation. Human beings start life wholly unconscious, a situation metaphorically depicted in the Garden of Eden. We gain consciousness through life, in our journey of individuation.
Jung also claims that all our gains are kept in the collective unconscious and will benefit humanity in general, making the world a better place to live.
But I´m worried about the destruction of our planet. Will we attain a level of consciousness that allow us to guarantee the survival of our planet? Will we be able to change our materialistic society that is destroying our planet? Will we be able to replace the new god that dominates our world– money – for a more spiritual one? After all, we cannot carry gold in our coffins.
Meister Eckhart, the great mystic (1260-1327), said: “Know that, by nature, every creature seeks to become like God. Nature´s intent is neither food nor drink, nor clothing, nor comfort, nor anything else in which God is left out. Whether you like it or not, whether you know it or not, secretly nature seeks, hunts, tries to ferret out the track on which God may be found.”
Nature better hurry up before human beings destroy the Earth.