Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Joy of Living



All of us have a magnificent opportunity to revel in the experience of being human. Life affords us all the chance to come alive, dance, take our dreams into flight and taste a myriad of delightful experiences along the way. Life is an exhilarating amusement park, full of tasty treats and spectacular rides. And just for The Joy of Living, you really ought to live it up and choose to take in as much of life's amazingness as you possibly can.
Sure there are problems, trials and painful moments for all of us, as this is just part of the deal of being human. But, there are also many dazzling, eloquent experiences to be had, which can take your breath away and breathe life into your soul. It's easy however, to get caught up in your challenges and despair. You have to be careful of this too, for if you wallow too long in your misery, you'll get stuck in the mud and muck.
A reassuring thing to remember however is, we all have the same amount of time and energy available, as well as the same opportunities to create lives of our own fashioning. We all have access to a plethora of resources, including our unique gifts and means of contributing value to the world. And how you use these things will determine the quality of life you create for yourself and others.

I strongly encourage you to live for The Joy of Living, love for the joy of loving, give for the joy of giving. Relish every second you are blessed with. This is what life is all about. Cherish your kids. Play make believe with them. Climb a mountain just to experience an exhilarating view. Go sky diving or hang gliding just to reach astounding heights. Run the race just for the thrill of victory. Rage the rapids just to feel strong like the river. Take time to nourish your soul, harness the powers of your mind and exercise positivity. Do all these things just because you want to experience all life has to offer. There is a great quote by an Indian sage I would like to share with you here, "When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice."-Kabir
 Copyright Justin Topik, Peace Passion Positivity 2014,
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