Living or Existing

Someone I know recently sent me a text quoting some words that she had read once, “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” I think these are very wise words.

We can all get stuck in a certain pattern in life, creating routines, which makes us feel safe and protected. I know that everyone is different and while some people crave excitement and adventure other people are happy with a more peaceful, sedate pace of life.

Ask yourself though are you in that safe routine because that is what you want to do? Are you happy…truly happy doing the same thing day after day, seeing the same things, experiencing only that which makes you feel protected?

If the answer is no you are not truly happy, then you are merely existing, getting through each day only to face the next one with a sigh and a heavy heart. Life is one of the most precious gifts we have been given, and I think we owe it to ourselves to find a way of living it. For each person that may be different as we all have our dreams and aspirations but to be true to ourselves we have to find a way of making at least some if not all of them come true.

Think about what you do want, what you want to achieve and ask yourself how you can make that happen. These changes may not necessarily be dramatic or huge they just need to make you feel alive…live don’t exist.
Don’t make your last thoughts, “I wish I had.”

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