The meaning of life is an elusive concept that has been the subject of much philosophical, scientific and theological speculation.
Some philosophers have asked questions like "What does the question 'What is the meaning of life?' mean?" and also questioned whether it is a meaningful question. (see Logical positivist view) Others have considered the question "If there are no objective values, then is life meaningless?" (see Existentialist views and Nihilist view) and some have aimed to develop an understanding of life that explains, regardless of how we came to be here, what we should do now that we are here. (see Humanist views)
Religious answers to the question "What is the meaning of my life?" tend to include a certain moral demand and try to keep humanity gentle-hearted with facing death. Mysticism focuses more on direct experience than religions generally do, and it has been associated with various movements. In general the view is that life is a happening, an unfolding, and the meaning of life is living a life in accordance with it. Spirituality sees life as an inner-awakening or a discovery and transforming of one's understanding and insight, and can be summarized as understanding the meaning of life, all of life and reality itself.