I’m a young woman, in my early twenties, and for a long time, I have felt like I’ve been trying all the wrong ways possible to feel alive and to reach inner peace.
I am struggling to find the right way to live life, and to give just one less f*** about things that do not deserve my attention.
At 24 (soon!), I’m still trying to find the right way to live. But would it be the right way, if everybody has discovered it? Would it be the right way if I don’t feel creative at all, in the ways I go about life ? There’s no “one-size-fits-all” manual to go about life. And that’s what scares the living sh** out of us.
In the prospect of becoming a creative, living-life-to-the-fullest 24 year old, I want to travel as much as I can without ever letting my feet touch the ground. I want to tell the people I love that I love them. I want to spend time with the people close to my heart. I want to follow my creative ideas to the fullest and never care about what others might think of me. But I’m scared to do most of those things. BUT WHY ?
We’re all going to die anyways. Every minute that goes by is subtracted from our total time in life. It’s fascinating how we can forget that we’re heading towards death, every second we breathe, until we’re reminded of it, in the worst possible ways. Forgetting is a curse and a blessing at the same time.
The moment we realise that TIME is the one variable that we cannot gain, and that it is the ONLY CURRENCY we have as humans, we will change in the way we handle our “Game of Thrones” marathons, our “Netflix evenings” and answering “nothing much” when asked on our plans for the day.
Let’s make our time on Earth useful. Let’s leave something good to this world. Let’s use our time wisely. We have an incredible chance to be born in this era.
I shall no longer be the witness of my life – I shall no longer watch my life goby lazily. I don’t want a “random” life. I make a commitment to live my life intentionally.
And remember, in the words of Osho : “Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny – he has something to fulfil, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally – you are here meaningfully.