May You Live Every Day of Your Life!
Life is so short that we cannot wait for what we want to come to us, but need to fly toward it. In the end what matters is not the years of your life but the life of your years.
There is a huge difference between knowing the path and walking it. Many of us know or think we know the path we need to follow, but very few of us enjoy the experience of following through and walking that path.
Grow up, study, find the love of your life, get married, have children, work hard to raise them, have wonderful grandchildren, and wait for your life to come to an end. Is this really for everyone? Is it really what we want out of life?
I cannot bring myself to believe it. If you ask someone who plays sports the best way to play their particular sport they would tell you that there isn’t one. It depends on so many things: the moment, the situation of the player and of their opponent, the general atmosphere, possibilities… Life is the same way.
“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them.
Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream, and wear your passion.”
-The Holstee Manifesto-
Embrace your freedom
We are here and now, and that is what matters. Time is life and you do not know how much longer you have. Some of us try at one point or another to figure out the meaning of life. What we do not consider is that living is the only meaning. Really, life is not meant to be scheduled or wasted away wondering to ourselves what the point of living is.
The ‘meaning of life’ does not matter in general because living is free. Nothing and no one can tell you what you have to do or feel in any given moment. Do not listen to what they say, because only you have the ability to live freely in your own way.
Yes, living freely also has a price that you cannot escape: responsibility. Remember that your freedom should ends where others’ freedom begins, and never hurt others. Explore your values and put them into practice.
Laugh when you want to laugh and cry when you need to cry; life has no limits for you. Change what you want to change even if that means you run the risk of failing. Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn, so if you do not get what you want right off the bat you are at least you will be creating that experience.
We cannot expect to reach the summit to admire the view, every position has something beautiful to see if you look in the right place. Each point of our journey can turn into a dream even when we think we are in a terrible nightmare.
Don’t be afraid to dream
Remember that society is selfish and do not expect others to value what you do or do not do. Have confidence in yourself and in what your build for yourself. Do not build castles in the sky, do not sell smoke. Appreciate what you have and do not crave too much of what you do not have.
Happiness in life is to always have something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. Put 100% of your passion in every step you take, love yourself above all other things, and cultivate new loves, but especially reflect on your priorities every day.
Dare to live your own life, because the greatest danger is not living.
Feature image courtesy of Victor Rivas Fernández