We can’t live without others. And others can’t live without us. We need them in our lives. They need us in their lives. But it is important to know who you are inviting into your life. Don’t bring everybody into your life. Because you cannot be a friend to everybody. If you are a friend to everybody, then you are not a friend to your soul. Because you cannot make everybody happy. Do not even try to do it. It is not going to work.
You need a true friend. But if you can’t find a good friend, then be a true friend to yourself. Love yourself. Be your own best friend. Because if you cannot be your own best friend, no one can be your best friend. Your best friend lives within you. Your best friend is you, your soul, your heart.
Your true friend will always be there for you, will not judge you, will lift you up when you are down, will make you laugh when you are sad, will talk to you with respect, will always celebrate your success, will help heal your broken soul, will help you transform your life, and help you transform your pain into purpose.
If you cannot find a true friend, be a true friend to yourself, to your boss, to your wife, to your neighbor, to your customer, to your dog, to your mentor, to your soul. Can you make your soul happy?
I am alive. What about you? When you are alive, it means you know where you are, where you are going, what is important to you, and what you are doing to make your life better. Being alive means you are not afraid to think for yourself. It means you are not afraid to live your life in your own way.
“Life is hard to live, but you must be wholly alive to live it.”
Sometimes being alive means standing up for yourself, for your life. Some people will like you, will support you. Other people will hate you for standing up for yourself. But don’t let people’s reactions stop you from being alive.
“Whatever you do, be wholly alive to do it.”
Don’t pretend to be alive. Just be alive. Live your life. Be fully present. Don’t pursue too many things at the same time. Focus on your life, your growth. When you love people, just love them with all your heart. When you work, work with all your power. When you play with people, play with all your heart. When you think, think for yourself. According to William Saroyan, “Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell.” Simply put, whatever you do, do it with all your might. That is what it means to be wholly alive. Life is hard to live, but you must be alive to live it. Are you ready to live it?