We only get one life to do our best. There is no coming back, no second chances to relive what has already happened. Each second that passed by is an opportunity for us to do what we like, what we love… to LIVE. We get so overwhelmed with whatever happens around us that we forget this aspect of life. We become so reckless by wasting our time on unimportant stuff. Sometimes we see that, but make up excuses: ‘I don’t have time’, ‘I have too much work to do’, ‘I got to pay my bills, I can’t just stop working right now!’ etc. The truth is, we are just too comfortable with what we have that we are not willing to let new things enter our lives.
Remember how things felt like when we were children?
Everything seemed so simple, because we didn’t have anything to worry about. Our parents would take care of us so we could play and have fun, so we could enjoy our childhood. We were happier back then, because we didn’t know the meaning of the words ‘stress’ or ‘work. We definitely didn’t have any responsibilities whatsoever. We only had one job to do, daily…to live to the fullest. Even food tasted better back then! We weren’t so concerned about how we looked, about what people we going to say or think about us. We were so innocent. And now we regret the times that are gone. We miss those moments, we would do anything to have a peaceful life. We are so tightly bounded to our ‘adult lives’ that we can’t let go of things from time to time. If we do that we feel like we are doing something wrong, like the Universe is gonna punish us because we had the nerve to take a break. That’s just in our minds. Nobody said to stop forever and not caring about our dreams and wishes anymore!
Complaining About How Things Passed
We are such fools sometimes! We complain about how life passed us by and we didn’t get to do everything we had planned. We see our childhood passing by, then our teenage years and then, all of a sudden, we see ourselves married, with children that our growing up right in front of our eyes. And guess what? We end up complaining that they grew up so quickly that we didn’t get to spend too much time with them. It’s a vicious circle from which we seem to never get out of. It’s only our fault. We are the ones guiding our lives the majority of time and still we fail to make the right decisions when we should. Time doesn’t ask us when we want to say something or do something, it just continues to flow. We have to open our eyes and see what is to be done and when.
When we go, what we have to do is, be relieved. Not because we escaped this life, but because we lived it the right way. We have to have our hearts at peace with ourselves that we enjoyed every moment given to us on this Earth. Regrets should have no place in our lives. We are much more than that. We should learn when to say ‘no’, so we can be able to take care of ourselves first. We should stop judging others, so we can start seeing the beauty in everything that surrounds us. We should hit that ‘pause’ button often, so we can see and understand what is going on in the world. Life shouldn’t just fly by us, maybe touching us from time to time, maybe not. Life should be the ground, the base we use to grow bigger and better everyday.
We are much more than just machines programmed to work 24/7. We sometimes feel like 24 hours in a day are not enough to do all we set our minds to do in a day. Of course it’s not enough if we don’t know how to manage our time and other resources. No matter how much it takes, we should sort out our priorities and see what actually matters in our lives and then make sure we give these things enough of our time. We only live once!
We Only Live Once