Do you all realize the difference between Living and Life?
Boy, I sure do. Life is tied to death. It is linear and really has no implication toward actually being alive. Living is a totally different story all together! Living is a continual process and generally speaking, an expansive one.
So how do you know if you are having a life or are living? This is something I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. I’ve managed to create almost everything on my to-do list, my “wish list.” I have a great house, a wonderful fiancee, a pretty kickass dog, I’m healthy, have work which demands my attention, and am on the brink of getting my first book published. I sort of always thought that all of these things would make me feel more alive in some way–like they would be proof that I’m living. As in a “See? Look at all this awesomeness. Yeah, it’s rad, yeah, I’m actively creating my life, and hell yeah! I feel super-duper ALIVE n’ shit!” I guess I’m expecting a certain measure of exuberance? To feel something more than what I’ve been feeling? Someone told me that being alive and living are actually peaceful and peace-making states of being and to not confuse this with exuberant expression. I guess they have a point.
Still. What do you all think here?
And in other news, I got my first comment the other day! I about crapped myself. Someone was reading! Holy cow! Then I realized it was a spam comment. Go here, click this link type BS. Boo. Well, I guess I need to see what I have to do to publicize this blog! I’d really love to interact with other minds here, and not just my own. 😉