15 hours ago
What does it mean to be alive?
To me, it’s to experience life as your real self. Without external influences, imposed beliefs and far-fetched limitations.
To me, it’s to live through experiences and appreciate the depth of my ability to feel, see, sense and hear. It’s to feel joy, love, greatness, gratitude, as well as notice beauty, and appreciate simple moments that will never come back.
To me it’s the gratitude I feel for my ability to deeply experience, understand, create meaning, make conclusions, apply concepts and know how I relate to all of it. It’s to hear or see something that resonates with my inner world and find a place for it there.
To me, it’s to share the moments with people and find connections with them through those moments. It’s the ability to be compassionate and empathetic. It’s also to realize that I’m understood and that someone else is interested in how and what I’m experiencing because they can relate to it. To me, it’s to feel rewarded for connecting on a deep level.
We, as humans, are given a gift of self-reflection, unlike other species on our planet. However, we don’t always use it to the fullest. A part of being alive as a human is to find a meaning to your existence and know what you are here for and where you are going. Of course, all of us experience struggle, but it’s temporary as long as we don't turn it into suffering.
Everything will pass, be grateful for being alive in the present moment and learn to truly feel it through.