A Journey to Remember

Life is a journey, not a destination, everyone takes every step in a very unique way. This journey may take you down by great storms and bumpy road but it does not matter. What matter the most is how many times moment you stand up and continue. Each on journey of life you are presented with an opportunity to reach differently. You may even make the same choices over and over again because you do not know how to choose otherwise, you have the power to change things and not walk around in a constant circle

Life can’t be described by only one or two words. It is the mixture of everything. The mixture of happiness and sadness, success and failure, comfort and pain, encouragement and frustration, love and hatred, relief and sorrow, and struggle and giving up. Life is not perfect but it is beautiful

Life is a mixture of happiness and sadness, no body grew up with a constant emotion, many situations will test our emotions, It will make us happy, sad or angry but one thing we must remember, it is just a test given to us to make us stronger.

Life is a game and the only rule is there is no mistake only lessons to learn. You won’t always be a winner, unless it is not a game, you must struggle to survive but don’t be greedy to succeed at the expense of others.

Life is not all about lying down in a bed of roses. There are points in our life that we will be wounded by the thorns of life. We will feel the pain of loss, loneliness, failure and rejection but one thing is clear. There is peace after everything, there is rainbow after the rain

Life is a beautiful struggle. You must keep the journey going not because of the guarantee but because of the possibility. Sometimes struggles are exactly what you need in our life. If you were to go through our life without any obstacles, you would be crippled. You would not be as strong as what we could have been, give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets. And don’t forget the power in the struggle

Appreciate what you have 

On a cold January morning, a man began to play the violin in a busy Washington, D.C., subway station. He played six different Bach pieces for a period of 45 minutes, as thousands of people streamed by. Some slowed down a bit to listen or drop some money in his violin case, but most shuffled past him in a rush to get to work. A mother and child walked by and the child tugged on his mother’s arm to stop and listen to the music, but irritated, she dragged him on towards the train. When the violinist stopped playing, there was no applause, just the sound of footsteps down the corridor.

What nobody realized was that the man was Joshua Bell, one of the world’s best violinists, and a performer who had sold out concerts at $100 a seat in Boston just two days before. In addition, he was playing some of the most sophisticated masterpieces ever written, on a violin valued at 3.5 million dollars. Yet, during the 45 minutes he played, a mere six people stopped to listen. This experiment, which was arranged by the Washington Post, is a stark reminder of how easy it is for us to get caught up in the day-to-day hustle and forget to appreciate the beauty in life.

Appreciation is one of the simplest foods for the soul, but one that many people neglect. We get so wrapped up in things like work, school, relationships and social obligations that we often take the good things in life for granted. Appreciation is about recognizing the beauty around you and the significance and value of things, no matter how small they may be. It is about noticing scents, smells, sounds, sights and tastes and recognizing how valuable each moment of your life actually is. Once you take the time to appreciate the things around you, you begin to live a more satisfying existence, one that is richer, deeper and more meaningful. Moreover, your physical body will benefit as well. By taking time out to appreciate the good things in your life, you will feel less stressed, which means you may also be less at risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.

 

 

 

 

Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.

 

– The 14th Dalai Lama

Appreciate Beauty. Each day we come across beauty in a number of shapes and forms. It’s a shame, then, that many people have become so accustomed to this beauty that it largely goes unappreciated. I suggest looking again at the people, plants, gadgets, and buildings (to name but a few examples) around you and taking a moment to appreciate what makes them so special

Appreciation: The Key to a Happy Life

Mahatma Gandhi was right, “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” So stop running so fast. Slow down a little bit. Learn how to breathe. Feel your pulse, your heart beat. Feel the life and the energy that runs through you. Feel the life in your life.

Learn to appreciate

the life you now have. The ‘little’ you now possess. Express your gratitude and appreciation for everything that life had to offer up until this moment and work on perceiving your ‘little’ as ‘a lot’.

Always remember that life is a journey, not a destination. It’s about living each day as if it were your last. It’s about enjoying each moment as if it were the only moment you had left to live. It’s about loving the ‘little’ you now have, the ‘little’ you now know and the ‘little’ you now are, while at the same time looking forward to knowing more, having more and becoming more.

Get yourself off of auto-pilot. Stop running like a mad person from one place to another without actually getting nowhere. Let go of the need to control how your whole life unfolds and trust in the natural flow of life. Let go of control and relax into life.

Become aware of the fact that your life is here and now. Your life is here, in this moment, in this place. Your life is where you are right now. Treasure this moment. Appreciate where you now are. Because if you can’t be happy, satisfied and grateful with this moment, this life, the person you NOW are, chances are that you will never be happy. You will never be satisfied, content and at peace, no matter how much ‘more’ of everything we will acquire in the future.

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~ Frederick Keonig

It seems to me that we are in a constant chase to acquire more stuff, to make more money, to have more and to do more, and no matter how much we keep on doing and getting, there always seems to be even more left to be done.

We waste our vital life forces, constantly chasing more of everything, and in this process of wanting to have more and do more. We forget that we are human beings and we start acting like machines.

You are not a robot. You are not a machine. You are a human being who has feelings and emotions. You have a heart, not an engine. You are made to feel, to love, to appreciate and to enjoy life, not to run around like a mad person, constantly trying to do more, have more and become more.

All things in life are often taken for granted for a simple reason – we do not imagine how life would be without it and hence do not value it enough. We must take a step back and note how wonderful the things we possess and the things we do now are, and imagine a case where we are no longer in possession of or in a position to do a particular thing. Life will then be filled with happiness and excitement. We will stop taking things for granted.

The blind only wishes to see, the deaf only wish to hear and the mute only wish to speak. Things that seem of just little value to us, can be all that someone else wants! So, appreciate even the seemingly little things in life, realize that we are more fortunate than a whole lot of others.

A beautiful day: Most people take the weather for granted. No matter what it’s doing outside, try to appreciate it. Bask in the brightness and warmth of a sunny day as you drive to work and opt to take your lunch outside just to enjoy the climate. Rainy days can be downers, but going outside to dance in the rain can make you feel like a kid again. Learn to appreciate the power of thunderstorms and the beauty of a freshly fallen snow. Stopping to appreciate the day for what it is will give you a sense of peace that’s hard to match.

Living in the moment

Are you finding it hard to live the life you want? If so, then why? It’s your life, and you are the one in control, but why can’t you still drive it the way you want? Maybe you are under certain circumstances that are preventing you from doing so.

You might be thinking to live the life you want, but only once all these problems come to an end? But you know what? You are making a big mistake if you think so; life won’t let you settle without problems till you die.

Every day comes with a new set of challenges, no matter what your age is, or what your business is! You will face problems at every point.

However, If you sincerely want to live your life, you need to make an effort today itself (Right Now) even if you are burdened with worries and problems.

What you do today will reflect your future and will help you to live a happy and positive life. If you are ready to take the necessary steps now, you may read this article. Else, it’s better to bounce back right now.

Invest the present in what matters most to you.

You are the customer of a bank called Time.  Every morning it credits you with eighty-six thousand, four hundred seconds.  Every night it writes off, as a loss, whatever remainder you have failed to invest to good purpose.  It carries over no balance.  It allows no overdraft.

Each day it opens a new account for you with the same deposit of eighty-six thousand, four hundred seconds.  Each night it burns the remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.  There is no going back.  There is no drawing against the tomorrow.  You must live in the present on today’s deposits only.  Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success, you’re making withdrawals right this second.  The only question is: Are you making them count?

The easiest way to explain living in the present is to start by explaining what it means to not be present, since this is the state we have become habitually used to.

When you aren’t being present you become a victim of time. Your mind is pulled into the past or the future, or both.

Your thoughts are of the past: what has been, what could have been, what you thought happened vs. what actually did happen. Or, your thoughts are of the future: what will be, what could be, what might be, if…

Of course, it’s natural to spend Treasures of thought in the past or in daydreams of the future. Identifying impending dangers through associations with things that have happened in the past is important for self-preservation. But when our lives become dictated by thoughts and emotions attached to past events and potential future outcomes, standing peacefully rooted in the present becomes increasingly rare.

Our routine, our habit, is to be off in our heads somewhere mulling over negativity and struggles of the past, or becoming anxious and fearful of the future. Seldom are we fully “here”; neutrally centered to see through life’s lens with clarity and naked awareness – a state that assists us in finding contentment and understanding in ourselves.

Habits quickly become the norm and, as we know from many of life’s other vices, just because we’re used to doing something regularly doesn’t mean it is good for us, or the right way to live.

An easy way to break this habit of being a victim of time is to identify time for what it is. Time is a human concept. The watch on your wrist and the clock on the wall mean nothing to Mother Nature. To her, life is one evolving moment – a perpetual cycle of interdependent impermanence. Time is a metric we use as a reference point for organizing our lives and documenting history. It doesn’t actually exist. Really, it doesn’t. Ask a scientist.

Time is an illusion, which makes being controlled by time somewhat delusional. The past doesn’t exist and neither does the future. The only true reference points we have to this moment in time, and to this thing we label “existence”, is a feeling of presence, of being here in this body, of seeing the world through these eyes.

This is all that can exist, because this is what you feel right now. You can’t feel the past or the future, but you can feel what it feels like to touch something right now, to see something, to hear something.

The concept of time deludes us into concerning ourselves with its passing and impending arrival. This stops us enjoying this “presence” we feel. We are duped into remaining in one of two states: The first, one of dwelling in the past and mulling over what has happened. The second, one of waiting and constantly anticipating what is to come, if and when…

how we set our sights on some long off destination only to move through and past it in a blink of an eye. No matter how wonderful the destination is, it’s never as grand as you think and it never lasts as long as you hope.

Still each time you think it will be different. You hope this destination will be more final, the glory more lasting, and this new level the ultimate source of satisfaction. But it never is.

When you do the math, life is 99.99% preparation, day-to-day work, or extended journey; and only 0.01% destination, salvation, glory, and victory.

But this isn’t a reason to despair. Instead it’s a reason to enjoy the work every step of the way. It’s a reminder that from time to time you need to look up from your desk, your dishes, your heated conversation over who was supposed to pick up milk, your fights over homework, your banter over an afternoon tea and notice that this is your life.

Your life is the moments in between the notable moments. Your life is the valley between the victories. And it’s here you become everything you will be on the best and worst days of your life.

Yes, the destinations are glorious and it’s important to savor them, but life isn’t about living for glory. Life, at least a good one, is about finding your purpose in the next word you put to paper, in the next conversation you have, and in the way you meet each moment with the best of yourself.

Be Hard on Yourself

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my entire life is to be constantly hard on myself.

I’m the sort of person who, if unchecked, will happily sit around all day doing nothing. It’s just human nature, after all. I was raised by two parents who provided plenty of positive encouragement and always made me feel special, so as an adult, I’m often tempted to view myself this way.

The best thing I ever did was to start being hard on myself, and demanding more.

I realized at some point (years ago) that I wanted to be the best possible version of myself: I wanted to be as strong as possible, as productive as possible, and as forward thinking as possible. There’s no way to do that if you’re easy with yourself.

If you’re noticing days pass by you where you can’t think of any forward progress you’re making, then you’re not pushing yourself hard enough. You’re not demanding enough of yourself.

If you truly want to be a better person (in any way: physically, mentally, monetarily, whatever), you have to constantly push the envelope. You’ve got to set clear plans for yourself, and execute them every single day.

You’ll most definitely mess up, but when you do, just look forward and double your efforts.

If you’re having trouble finding the motivation to push yourself, just think about what the ideal version of you would do. Unless the answer is “sit around doing nothing”, then dig deep down, take a big breath, and continue pushing forward.

This one is very important: you should have multiple passions.

The main point is this: having multiple passions gives you an outlet for days when things don’t work out perfectly. It gives you more to look forward to each day, more motivation to continue making progress, and more options as to what do with your time.

Enjoying what you already have 

It is your days that define your life. In this article, I want to challenge the common perception that it is only possible to enjoy your leisure time. In particular, this article is targeted at the professional stuck in the 9 to 5 grind who longs for the weekend and, in the process, has given up on trying to find pleasure in the ordinary experiences we have every day.

Are you still trying to figure out how to live life to the fullest? If so, you’re far from alone. the sad thing is that most people go through life having never really experienced what life has to offer.

What you need to understand is that everything holding you to a life you don’t want to live is a prison created by your own mind. That doesn’t mean you can just wish yourself into a new life, but it does mean that you can actively work towards living life to the fullest.

Reading this article, you’ll find ideas you can put into practice to make your life better:

Enjoy your meal. Don’t just eat. Taste it and appreciate its richness.

Feel music and not just listen to it.

Find and watch a movie you like. IMDB’s recommendation engine can help you find movies you may like.

Life is just too damn chaotic and tragic to absorb without the soft kick of the giggles. Turns out the whole “laughter is the best medicine” theory is quite true . It’s impossible to feel the crippling burden of negative emotions while engrossed in laughter. It gives the mind and body a much-needed reset and forces us into the moment. It is uplifting, energizing and oddly calming at the same time. Get to laughing.

Connect With Nature. Nature is an amazing healer for the stresses and strains of modern life. Eating lunch in the park, attending to a vegetable garden in your backyard, or watching the sunset are just a few simple ideas for how you can enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis.

Have Simple Pleasures. A good cup of coffee when I first wake. Time spent playing with my 8-month-old son. Cooking a nice meal in the evening. These may not seem terribly exciting, but they are some of the simple pleasures I enjoy in life. If you slow down for just a moment and take the time to appreciate these ordinary events, life becomes instantly more enjoyable.

create a bucket list and start checking things off. You will die one day, but before you do, experience as much of this world as you can

. Don’t live for others. Don’t choose your path in life based on the expectations set on you by others, whether it’s your parents, friends, or society in general

If you ask me, we stress too much and we enjoy life too little. We stress and worry about all kind of small and big things, things that we can control and things that we can’t control, expecting the worse to always happen, and instead of focusing on the many things that are going great in our life, we talk about our problems, the things that went wrong in the past, the things that are going wrong in the present, and the things that might go wrong in the future.

We don’t know how to enjoy life, how to live and how to be happy, with what we have, with where we are and with who we are.

“The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much” Quote by William Hazlitt

Conclusion:

Life is meant to be lived, it’s meant to be enjoyed and appreciated. It’s not supposed to be taken for granted, and it should never be wasted. It’s a gift, one that we should cherish every day. The best thing about life is that we control our own, and we should never forget that. We control it. So, when things are not okay, the responsibility lies with us, our mistakes, our shortcomings but that’s OK, every day we have a new opportunity to change it. And when things go well, we should accept it and always look to improve it. Also YOLO? You only live once? That’s a false claim. You live every day. You only die once.

Oscar Wilde said said ” To live is the rarest thing in the world, Most people exist, that is all ” Many of us just eat, drink, go to their lives and sleep with no purpose, no passion and not appreciating the gift of life and still considering this a worthy life, If you ask me they are merely existing.

Life is a journey with so many options. A world to discover, dreams to chase, goals to reach and people to meet, always remember never to take anything for granted and keep in your mind when you are time travelling with your mind when you visit the past to learn from it and when you are going forward to the future wandering with your thoughts to always hope for the best and always live in the present to the fullest, find out what you love and do it often Every new day is a gift not an earned right, When life flashes in front of your eyes before you die make sure it is worth watching Because it will be a journey to remember.

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