To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
– Oscar Wilde
Meaning of this quote:
Be present during every moment of your life, feel the surroundings, be mindful of everything, never follow anything blindly, do not be someone who simply exists, and never let your thoughts run on autopilot.
Because we often end up fulfilling or following someone else’s expectations, we rarely live.
Things got worst when one ended up doing something which he or she is not passionate about. With the lack of motivation, even simple things can get harder.
However, not everyone might be able to pursue their passion, since not everyone might be privileged enough to pursue their own path, while for others, it might not be practical.
Love what you do, develop a passion for it.
It doesn’t mean that you can only do what you love, you can also love whatever you do. The true motive should be to live and feel every part of the process.
Initially, you might not be passionate about something, but by learning more about it and exploring it further you may build interest in it. If you can’t follow your passion, develop a passion for whatever you’re doing. Maybe try doing the work in a way that makes you want to do it again and again. That’s how one can master something that they were struggling with.
You might be passionate about something at this point, but it doesn’t mean you will stay passionate about it forever. People tend to stop finding something exciting once they experience failure or when things get difficult.
Whatever you’re doing, stay loyal to it and strive to give your full potential. Don’t just exist, live it and feel it. Do the same thing in a way that allows you to differentiate yourself from others, don’t follow someone else’s footsteps blindly. Bring your own perspective and do it in a way that allows you to stand out from others.
A perfect balance is what you need, with the lack of it, any equations can get imbalanced. Maybe all you need is the frequent change in your routine to bring back the changes which can help you to feel the moments. Following the same routine for a longer period can easily make anyone feel like there are just merely exist, try to add elements in your routine that can really help to make some differentiation.
Live and feel every moment.
Don’t wait for the right time to feel life. Instead, do the right things that can help you to feel life.
For example, If you can only feel life on the weekend then there is certainly something wrong with your perspective. Why wait for that specific moment when we are already gifted with plenty of them? Why not do something every day that makes you feel every second of it?
At the end of the day, you must strive to do and be what makes you the most fulfilled. Everything else is secondary, and everything will fall into place once you acknowledge what you truly want and what makes you truly happy.
Our thinking and the way we process our thoughts greatly influence every aspect of our lives. Our mind is everything, and ultimately it drives our actions. Take care of your abilities, don’t let negative self-talk or overthinking undermine your performance.
It may not really make sense to gain wealth by draining our own self. It could be a great deal of loss in the long run. Possibly the true wisdom is to not gain anything in exchange for our own peace.
While you follow materialistic things and chase the expectations of others, make sure you don’t forget to live for yourself. Embrace your uniqueness, believe in your inner strength, and trust your inner wisdom.
It’s really easy to lose track of your path when you don’t have a purpose or objective. Have a purpose in your life, tie your dreams into a goal, and wake up every day with a clear objective. Do not let things run on auto-pilot, but be aware of them and try to take control.
Find your true self, discover your true potential. Everyone has one of the greatest qualities which makes them different and unique from the rest, make sure to find and work towards the direction which helps you to make yourself and your life distinguish from the rest.
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
– Adlai Stevenson