Dont throw your life away:
You can very much be alive and still throw your life away if you don’t know what exactly it means to be alive. Life is not just a precious experience that has to be cherished, it is a once in a life time experience! There is no way to live this life again. If life is this precious and unique, then it has to have tremendous meaning and purpose.
It is very easy to get lost in the daily mundane routine of life and forget the true meaning and essence of life. Especially in as shallow an age as this in which we are living, life is the easiest thing to lose track of. The saddest part about not knowing our true purpose is waking up one day to realize that we have wasted a perfectly beautiful life in pursuit of worthless goals.
There is an ocean of difference between surviving, making a living and living. Most people are either trying to survive or are trying to make a living. Life itself is still a great mystery for most. They have confused different expressions of life for life itself. A flower is an expression of life; when you pause and watch a flower, it becomes an experience. Knowing the difference between the expression and experience of life can make all the difference to our quality of living.
In our constant pursuit to make a living, we are chasing different expressions of life. There is no end to this process. We can have the whole world under our feet and still feel miserable and lost. This is because life is not an accumulation of expressions; it is an experience to be lived and enjoyed. At the end of the day, all that matters is a meaningful pause to soak in the infinite beauty of life.
Life has adorned herself in all her glory to entice, intoxicate and draw us into her bosom. She is perfect in every which way. Nothing at all has to be done to enjoy her infinite beauty and wonder. You can be rich, poor, intelligent, dumb, happy, and sad; it just doesn’t matter, life will cradle you for you belong to her. You are her creation and expression. Then what is it that you are constantly searching for. May be you are confused about what you want and in that confusion you are searching in all the wrong places. May be there is another way to look at the experience of life.
We are running from our own shadows. There is absolutely nothing to run from or run towards. We create our desires to run towards and we create our fears to run away from. Not knowing that life is here and now, we are darting here and there without a moments rest. We are tired of all the running around, but we cannot stop, because somewhere deep down in our mind we have concluded for ourselves that the real meaning of life is in constantly chasing something.
Life waits – she has infinite patience. At any moment of your choosing you can stop running, pause and reflect on the life that is already yours. Just knowing how much life has already given you, will bring a sense of calm and serenity to your life. We have absolutely no right to be miserable when we have life on our side. Let us reflect and remember that we are not alone. This moment is life and she is always with us. Let us not ignore her and throw this precious life away.
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