Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How to live fully and not die slowly...

A few days ago I came across this beautiful forward on WhatsApp. It connected with me at very deep level. In short, I loved it so sharing on my blog...

You start dying slowly - By Pablo Neruda

You start dying slowly
if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.

You start dying slowly
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.

You start dying slowly
If you become a slave of your habits,
Walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.

You start dying slowly
If you avoid to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.

You start dying slowly
If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love,
If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you do not go after a dream,
If you do not allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice…

As I mulled over this and the key essence - Here it is..
Below is the list of things one should do
Travel
Read
Listen to sounds of life
Appreciate yourself
Change your routine every now and then
Walk on a new path everyday
Wear different colors
Take help from others
Speak to strangers
Feel passion
Do what you believe in
Chase a dream
Do something crazy
Take risks
Laugh 
Live Life..

What all have you done in 2016 so far? Not to worry - only 1 month up.. 11 more to go :)

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