Are You Really Living?
Are you living or existing?
Every person alive on this planet is by default considered to be living. Not so from my point of view. In fact there are very few among us who are actually living. Most people are either just trying to live or trying to make a living.
There is always an element of "trying to" present in our lives. And in the complexities of this approach towards life the actual life just passes by us, silently, until something hits on our heads, jolts us from our roots and make us see life as it is. Just Life!
All the "trying to" is simply an illusion. Life is right here. Now. In this fleeting moment. It is present in all its glory. We don’t see that. We don’t realize that. We just try to.
We hold back our emotions because someone told us that doing that will make us look like this or that or whatever. I don’t care about that anymore. I want to feel the life without holding back and I invite you to do the same.
It doesn’t mean being a jerk and doing whatever. It certainly doesn’t mean leaving everything and heading towards a jungle.
All It means is that grab this moment and loosen up. Go do something you really wanted to do for a long time but never did for any reason.
Go kiss that child of yours. Hug her and let her know that you really really love her.
Go give someone something and tell him that it is your pleasure that he allowed you to feel the feeling of giving.
Go eat something with all your attention on how that food tastes.
Go make love on a beach with your lover.
Go forgive someone who misbehaved with you for some reason and let him know that it doesn’t matter to you anymore.
Go take a shower and feel the water nourishing and cleaning every pore of your body.
Whatever you do, do it with yourself included in the process. For once, just stop the distractions of the mind and engage it in feeling whatever you plan to do only in this moment.
If nothing else, just close your eyes and breathe and while those molecules of oxygen enter your lungs feel them. Appreciate them. Cherish them.
This moment will never come back. Take my word for it.
Go without thinking. Let yourself live.
Life is the ultimate experience and in order to live it you have to live it by being in the moment. Live your Life!