There are lots of unfathomable things about life; like the concept of death. No matter what we do, humans have no control over death and it will happen when that time comes. But nobody knows when or how. It’s a very inexplicable dilemma.
Nevertheless, one thing is very certain. One would have to be born, and be alive before death comes knocking. Now, being alive is filled with lots of mysteries. You have to do so much, keep so much in check to make it worth it. But I would like to think that most of us just stay alive. We never really feel alive.
If you’re reading this, I’m not a stranger to what you’re going through in the least bit. Trust me, we have all had our ups and downs and everybody is trying their best to regroup and make something out of this life we have been given. But would you rather stay alive or feel alive?
You might be wondering, what is the big difference between staying alive and being alive? Staying alive simply means you’re not dead so you’re living but you’re just living. You’re living your normal 9 to 5, you are doing all the things you need to do to keep staying alive but are you truly living the life you want? Do you feel alive?
There probably would have been lots of instances that you didn’t quite feel too alive. This article is about helping you truly realize that there is still so much that you can take out of life. There is still so much you can do to feel alive. Here are a few things I can highlight for you;
- Find a hobby
- Find a hobby partner if that wouldn’t be so much of a stretch
- Join a reading group or a book club
- Take yoga classes
- Practice mindfulness
These are just a few of the things that you could do to feel alive but there is still one more thing I would like you to try. JOURNALING. You don’t necessarily have to possess a flair or knack for writing before you do this but I would advise you to please scribble what you can whenever you can. It could start with three letters, then five, then fifteen, then twenty words.
Just make sure you are journaling something. It helps to free your mind and help you access things. You might be reading this and you’re asking yourself, could I do this? Could I feel alive instead of staying alive?
You know deep down within you that you do want to feel alive so you need to stop making yourself feel like you do not deserve a shot at happiness because you do. You deserve that and so much more. Whatever pain you must have felt in the past, it all comes down to this one moment.
So I’m going to leave you with one question; would you take that pain and turn it around for good or just let it keep tormenting you?
By, Crystal S. Amon