No, not ever an obligation, to breathe and live and love.
Just an automatic certainty, with no escape, not even death.
So what use is a personal self, an identity of any kind.
Who holds this?
And when is the future ever not just the now?
So unfold, Oh grand paper universe, into the harmony that pleases you so well.
This imperfect form is only a reflection of Your formless perfection.
And as Ramana declares... every form comes into existence for a specific purpose...
it will happen regardless if we think ourselves the actor/doer or not.
So it is all an after thought, these explanations of what is happening...
and no amount of talk can undo what is happening on its own.