“Life is short; Live it to its fullest”. We’ve all heard this saying, but have we ever really thought about what it means? In today’s society it usually implies a life of indulgence and debauchery. But what if, instead, it meant making actual conscious, intentional, choices every moment of our short, unsure lives? What if it meant actually living life to its fullest -enjoying it!- without fear, without need of external, superficial entertainments? What if it meant being aware of what you were doing, thinking, feeling, experiencing on multiple levels, instead of working so hard to shut those same sensitivities and levels of awareness down? What if we realize and remember that life is short and of undetermined length… that we spend our time thinking that every moment counts instead of “killing time” between our shallow entertainments? We may have 50 years, or 10 years, or 3 months, or 30 seconds… we just don’t know. What have you done with your time so far?? What if, instead of wasting our time, we make an honest, conscious decision to live … to really live it instead?
Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.
- e. e. cummings
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson