What makes you feel alive?

 

Have you figured out what makes you really feel alive? Feeling alive is about feeling alert, active and passionate about the life you are living. Maybe you are on automatic pilot with everyday life while forgetting what it means to be alive. Feeling alive is not merely just existing.

leio-mclaren-307277Sometimes we need to take a step back to refuel and assess the life we are living. We are so inundated with trying to make a living and taking care of our families that we forget what it means to really be alive.

The last couple of years has been a little rough so I can honestly say I was guilty of living a life that lacked any luster. Sometimes life experiences can knock you off your feet. When you finally get up, you realize you’ve been in a zombie like state going through the motions but not really living.

costa-rica-318904_1280This year, I was fortunate to be able to go on two separate vacations. One in Central America and the other in the Caribbean. I was blessed and for the first time in a very long time, I had more clarity about the life I want to live. Being in a tropical environment and connecting to nature made me feel so alive that I may consider making it my future home.

What makes me feel alive is living a simpler life and shedding all the stuff which we believe will make us happy. I was fortunate to meet  several people on my journey who were more contented with a lot less. They are not living in bondage married to things. Their concern is more about surviving, feeling alive while living for today.

What makes you feel alive? 

It’s different for everyone and can be as simple as listening to your favorite music. At times laughing at a comedy show. Taking time out to refuel and distress while taking a walk or going on a hike through a forest. Exerting energy makes one feel alive. Maybe you love to go dancing, watching raindrops fall on a rainy day or going out to eat at your favorite restaurants with good friends. I love singing and dancing to my favorite tunes. Whatever your definition of feeling alive, it’s what makes life more enjoyable.

262H (1)Being alive means literally that you’re not dead. Sometimes we live like the walking dead rather than the undead, consumed by our negative thoughts and emotions about the life we are living. Maybe its time to reflect and consider a life more engaging with what makes us feel more human.  What really matters is the quality of life, not the quantity of what we have which weighs us down like an anchor on a boat.

Challenge your thinking and find different ways to feel more alive. This is what living is all about, implementing small changes, taking risks, in order to increase the feeling of being more alive.

What makes you feel alive? Please leave a comment..

 

 

It’s easier said than done

anna-dziubinska-348It’s easier said than done,

Life is not always easy when you’re constantly on the run.

There are people who are extremely successful living their dreams

Making millions of dollars, it’s hard so it seems

But as you know, it’s easier said than done

As you search for answers, you must understand

Nothing will ever happen if you don’t have a plan

So reach for the sky if that is your wish

But realize in life there is always a twist

It’s easier said than done

Believe and get what you want out of life and know in your heart it’s going to take time

However just be careful where you step it’s a serious climb

It’s easier said than done

So what don’t you worry of the challenges that may come your way

Life is hard and sometimes stormy but there is coming a day

Regardless of the problems that you’ll leave behind

Guess what things will change bare that in mind

It’s easier said than done

You have to know what you want out of life even if it’s hard to explore

That’s the only way you’ll soar

Have the ability to put things into perspective

Search and reach for the stars and go introspective

It’s easier said than done

Ask yourself the most serious question when you contemplate your life’s direction

It takes faith and belief as you get to that intersection

I know and understand it’s easier said than done

Acknowledge God is your strength, you can’t do it alone

Our God in Heaven who sits on His thrown

That’s the answer that you can’t ignore

Otherwise life would be a terrible bore

Because when you focus on this life, it’s never easier said than done.

Pat Fagan