Everyone dies but not everyone lives

Sunday, December 05, 2010


I am not really a profound person. but i also know that I am not living. I hope to live one day. I hope to understand what it means to live. I'm not really sure how to do this but I know it is beyond important to me.

Everyone dies but not everyone lives. For years I have seen my mother just being a part of her own life but not living her life and I knew I never wanted that. I always wanted more out of life, but here I am just dying and not living.

I wonder what would happen if I made a conscience decision to everyday try to live my life to the best of my abilities. Not talking about living beyond my means or splurging on the finer things in life but just trying to actually live. If I did this everyday I wonder how my life would be? Would I be happier? Skinner? Smarter? A better wife?

So do I want to be in my life or do I want to live my life??????

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    I have had times (years, decades maybe) when I was just being rather than living. What seems to work for me (and believe me, at 63 I'm still a work in progress)is taking time to visualize what I want and what I need. There is an old saying that if you can believe it you can achieve it. I'm not sure that's entirely true, but I do believe that you have to listen to the person inside. A dear friend and mentor once told me that the answers come in the quiet moments. So, find time to think about what you want your life to be and to write those things down. And you will find a way to live it.
    3890 days ago
    The best way I have found to live life the way you describe is to simply "be present". Be aware of what is happening where you are, what you are doing, who is with you. Try not to be distracted when you talk, eat Being 100 % in the moment makes each moment precious. That is what I try to do although it doesnt always work, I aim for it. Just being present.
    3891 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7831238
    Its funny how things become clearer after you really dive into it. I agree, I refuse to just "Get by" and am finally taking things one day at a time and taking risks. I love life now, before it was just ... there.

    Great blog. You are up there with socrates!
    3891 days ago
    Yes!! Live your life and love it each and every day!
    3892 days ago
  • OKIE2006
    Very deep thoughts! :)
    3892 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6994929
    so true!
    3892 days ago
    My vote is for living!
    3892 days ago
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