Fast forwarding through life on cruise control, without really living your life, just breathing to stay alive, is what most of us do. We let things consume our thoughts throughout our days and keep those thoughts with us at night. We don’t stop to think, we really matter. Life is not about being on cruise control. What are we all chasing all day, everyday, all of our lives? We forget to pause and think about really breathing. Taking that God giving natural thing called air into our lungs, closing our eyes and just being in that moment. How many of us really do that, relax? We don’t worry about these things, because our end clock in not near. We think we have time; to do this or that. Some people don’t get those chances. I read a post today about a young man in this 20s dying of cancer. He’s on his last breathe and has a few months to live.
Most of us are selfish that we think, well its not me, so who cares! To each their own, that is true. People are entitled to live their life how they want. But my question here to everyone is, are we really living? I think not. Most of us, as this young man put it are working in jobs that suck the life out of us. Or in relationship that don’t make us happy, because we don’t want to be alone. That is not living. Those choices don’t bring happiness. But isn’t that what we want, what we desire?
Here are a few tips from this wonderful soul that he wrote about:
- Don’t work at places you don’t enjoy. How do you expect to succeed there? Patience, passion, and dedication come easily when you love what you do.
- Don’t listen to others opinions. Fear weakens you. If you let it in, it grown worse. Listen to your inner voice. Some may call you crazy. But the crazy ones become legends!
- Be the caption of your life and take full responsibility for all the things that happen to you. Limit bad habits and choices. Don’t procrastinate. Let your life be shaped by the decision you made, not by the ones you didn’t.
- Appreciate the people around you!
Here is something he said, that I couldn’t agree more with:
We care so much about the health and integrity of our body that until death, we don’t notice that the body is nothing more than a box – a parcel for delivering our personality, thoughts, beliefs and intentions to this world. If there is nothing in this box that can change the world, then it doesn’t matter if it disappears. I believe that we all have potential, but it also takes a lot of courage to realize it.
We are all meant to shine in this world. That shinning comes from the inside, not the outside on how we look, or how many selfies we take, or how our body looks. All that ego and vanity is only making you more insecure and the corporations of the world are raking in trillions of dollars, because they made you lose sight of who you were meant to be, and made you their lab rat. We are all meant to shine; by doing little or big acts of kindness. Being passionate. Honest. Respectful. Mindful. Compassionate. Understanding. And Giving.
Once we take that last breathe! Before we are about to let go. We do sign a thousand thoughts per second, and then, its lights out!