The Meaning of Life is To Be Alive and Follow The Feeling of Happiness
Happy Monday my Lovies!
This week I would like to share some more of my thoughts with you, or another Talkchology as I call it. I always love to start the beginning of each day with a positive quote, or a story or even a video. Every morning when I wake-up I enjoy reading something that will light up my fire so to speak for the rest of the day. Today I would like to share another quote with you guys, I shared it on my personal Facebook the other day:
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
There is only one thing I would like to add to this quote: The meaning of life is to follow a feeling of happiness and do what brings you that feeling.
When I was much younger I always felt stuck in life, I always felt as I was going to be late somewhere because everyone around me kept telling me I need to become something so I can be a real person in society, to be worth something. Somehow I’ve always resisted that idea, because it made me feel trapped which in turn made me feel more worthless. I was scared and living in fear of what if I never find that something, something I’m supposed to be doing? When I was little, I was a figure skater, not because I wanted to do it, but because I wanted to make my grandmother happy, but to be honest I absolutely hated it. Till this day my grandma ( who I love dearly ) tries to make me feel guilty about quitting skating, and before I used to, but now I know that it was the right choice for me to quit and I’m happy I did.
Through younger years of my life, I was always in a rush to find what it is I need to do to be worthy of being alive, because I felt the pressure from others such as my family and people around me in general. And as the years went by, I felt more and more trapped and depressed because time was ticking and I wasn’t.
Before, if I didn’t stay busy and constantly kept my self occupied I felt very guilty, I felt like I need to fulfill some kind of purpose and if I take a day off or two, the guilt didn’t let me sleep at night. Living this way was a complete nightmare, it was a feeling of constantly going agains the currant. But when we flow against the currant of our inner desires, wants and real needs ( not what others need or want us to do ) we become less and less happy, and we begin to simply exist instead of living our life.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a problem with structure, such as structure of rules in society, structure of education, structure of politics, structure of how most people think, structure in relationships etc. I used to feel like a stranger in this world, because I didn’t have the same structures in my understanding of things, but what made things change for me is that I finally accepted that I don’t need to be doing what everyone else is doing because I don’t need anyones approval but my own. I knew I’ve finally discovered the meaning of life, once I stopped looking for the meaning, once I stopped rushing to keep up, once I simply allowed my self to do what made me happy and what feels right.
This is how I live my life now and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been:
- If I feel like laying on the couch all day – I do so without feeling guilty.
- If I feel like eating a cake – I do so without feeling guilty.
- If I feel like tomorrow I’m going to want to change my profession and all of a sudden want to become a chef, singer or a hula dancer – I will go after that dream and make it a reality, because I know I can do anything I put my mind to.
- I will do what ever at that specific moment I feel like I need to do to be happy, because that is the true meaning of life. We are here to do what we love, get inspired by our moment’s passion and live in complete awareness of that moment. The meaning is what you make of it! So, don’t let anyone tell you what it is you need to do, don’t try to make others happy by sacrificing your own well being, because at the end of the day it is you who is in control of your own destiny.
Have a beautiful week my Lovies,