“When will I ever understand the meaning of life?” This book title, Not Until You Die, is the answer to that question.
Consciously living and confronting life with all its light and dark sides, we come to see what we are not. In seeing what we are not, we may come to realize what we are. If there was no drama of life, we could not see the empty screen upon which it is played.
In this way life offers a perfect mirror: In the changing we may discover the unchanging. As Shido Bunan(a Japanese Zen master) puts it:
Die while alive, and be completely dead,
then do whatever you will, and all is good.