Recently, I watched the Oscar nominated movie, Life of Pi, directed by Academy Award winning director Ang Lee. The movie left me spellbound. The captivating visuals of the aquatic world that reminds you how precious and fragile our world is. Equally exciting was the struggle for survival for man and beast in a raging storm. The fierce tug-of-war between a ferocious tiger and an orphaned sixteen year old made the movie an edge-of-the-seat experience. And most of all, the movie's spiritual context provokes us to seek answers about divinity, going beyond the realm of mortal life.
Indeed, life has so many dimensions that is impossible to experience them in one lifetime. Life is so broad, deep and rich, that one can never fully estimate the wonders of life. For most of us, life is a sum of days we spend. We hardly experience life beyond our own routine.
But take the case of the scientist who has been studying the evolution of life. For the scientist, life is timeless. The deep sea diver would say that life is abundant and rich. The spiritual guru would believe that life is a manifestation of God.
To appreciate life, we need to humbly accept that life is infinite. We need to appreciate the bountiful life, and make the most of it. We have all been granted one lifetime. It is up to us whether we choose to live one life in hundred years or a hundred lives in one year.
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