Life Is For Living

Life Is For Living

I was listening to Barclay James Harvest, when all these thoughts came flooding in. Who knows, maybe the purpose of these thoughts will go much further than we sometimes tend to believe.

We live day by day but the funny yet absurd paradox is, we plan ahead too much. It`s okay to have goals and to know where do you see yourself in 5 years, but it`s also okay to live in the moment, even if just a brief one. What we need more often is something real. And what else is more real than this very moment? The moment when you can do anything you want. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow, but today.

You are going to realize it one day; it`s not about creating a perfect life, it`s about creating an astonishing one. The one that wakes up butterflies in your stomach and feels good on the inside and for YOU – not on the outside. Chase your butterflies as they don`t exist only when you fall in love with someone special. They exist in all shapes and forms. They are life.

Usually the best things that will ever happen to you aren`t part of a plan. They simply happened. You either ended up on a long haul flight sitting next to the stranger that was interesting to talk to, or you did something crazy last minute. That trip you`ve been planning for about half a year in advance? It wont be anything like you`ve expected. It may end up being a complete disaster or even more unforgettable. But nothing like you thought it will be.

Days are usually what we want them to be. If you believe there`s someone above us managing with us like we are some kind of marionettes, you will most likely become one … a slave of your own thoughts. Don`t believe everything you think. When you wake up being a pain in the ass, it`s because you set your mindset this way.

Things you need to get through this life, are in your hands; your choices, your decisions – your HAPPINESS. Happiness has always been about finding yourself, creating yourself and living your own movie. The good thing is, you don`t need viewers to make it. You only need a director. And this person is no one but you. You`re the one who`s turning the rudder. It`s up to you how slow or fast you travel and to be honest – it doesn˙t really matter how fast you move as long as you move. As long as you do something that moves you closer to your goal each day, that should do.

You should live to the fullest so you can call your life a story worth remembering. A story that will put a smile on your face when thinking retrospective one day. Make it a masterpiece not just another story.

We plan too much and we worry too much. What happens in between, are adventures lost forever. They could have happened, but they didn`t. And these are not the words you want to use in 40 years, do you? I don`t think so, either.

– By Jerneja Cmager

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