How To Be Wholly Alive

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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?

Why Some Days Are Better

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You can’t avoid bad days. You can’t control nature. You can change how you enjoy your day. Don’t worry about bad days. They are going to happen. Bad days are bad days. Don’t let them get you down. Focus on the light, not the darkness. When your day is not going well, find something that will make you really happy. Do something that will take your mind away from negative things. Call a friend. Take a walk around your neighborhood. Listen to great music. Meditate. Take a break from whatever is getting you down. Don’t try to force yourself through things. Wake yourself back, then start again.

Things are different. Don’t beat your up when things are not going your way. It is not always going to go your way. You have got to accept that. If not, suffer will come.

Try to love what you do. Don’t take on what you cannot do. Before you accept any assignment from anybody, you must do your own research. You must find out if it is what you can do. Because if you don’t do it well, it will hurt your image. Some days you will do well, some days you will not. But no matter what happens, don’t change how you see yourself. If you make a mistake, it is not about you; it is about the thing. Instead of looking at yourself as a weak person, look at the mistake as a learning opportunity. If you can do that, you will know why some days are better.