Literature, especially literature in adversity, has a deep connection with life consciousness. The author believes that just as several generations of scholars are enthusiastic about the study of life consciousness in Weijin literature, the life consciousness that projected in the poems of Chao tian lu , which records the difficult process and mind course of Korean envoys served as an envoy abroad to the Ming dynasty should also be our concern. In the context of the cultural exchanges between China and Korea, this paper takes the Chao Tian Lu created by Korean envoy Kim Shang-hyun as the center，refers to the relevant historical materials to explore his life consciousness under the influence of Confucianism mainly and also discusses the influence of Buddhism on his life consciousness. And it is mainly embodied in three aspects: the first is the Life Values of Realism, it’s mainly reflected in the course of making the journey by sea; Second, the Humane Life Consciousness, it is mainly reflected in his concern for the people s livelihood; Third, it is difficult to surpass the sense of life predicament, mainly into its exclamation of time. However, the consciousness of human life is not static, the inquiry carried out in this paper is limited to the period when Kim Shang-hyun was served as an envoy abroad to the Ming Dynasty.