“Alive” or “Just Breathing”?

What is the meaning of “Alive”??? According to the dictionary, the answer is – having life, living, existing, not dead or lifeless, in a state of action, in force or operation, active.
According to me, this is not what alive actually means! The question is still not answered properly, So my friends, I ask this question to you – Are you alive? I believe, most of you will come up with an answer – Yes, I am alive.
But when I asked this question, Have you thought what is your definition of Alive?

According to me If you wake up in the morning and sleep at night, and have zero time to scrutinise yourself, to follow your passion, to travel across the world, to love someone, to just sit and analyse the actual dilemmas of your life and much more, then my friend “YOU ARE NOT ALIVE“. The drums of your veins and heart are good to prove you as a living thing but not your existence. Take a deep breath, and think – Are you surviving or living? Are you one more HUMAN ROBOT?

Do you remember the last trip plan you made and it failed? Do you remember you planned for the gym/yoga class? Do you remember you wanted to join the music/dance class? You wanted to learn that new technology, you had a dream of changing this job, your idea of proposing to your crush. All your ideas that failed made you dead bit by bit. You might be following the same dead monotonous routine from weeks, months or years. Why don’t you wake up?
Now, my dear fella, I have one more question for you – WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL ALIVE?
Last week I questioned this with many people surrounding me and got the interesting responses, I have shortlisted some interesting responses- The strings of my Guitar makes me feel alive, PUBG(Game) and hot tea make me feel alive,I feel alive when I see those beautiful, flowing rivers, chirping birds and snowfall. That cool breeze makes me feel alive. The moment I finish my hill trek makes me feel alive, I feel alive when my program runs in one go without any error.

I evaluated all the answers and concluded – What makes us alive are – the purpose of being a better person than who we are, the hope of attaining good, the love of following our passion, thrive to fulfil our dreams, the zeal in our heart. So just take a pause, break the glass ceiling you created for yourself and GO LIVE! Issue yourself a life ticket and “BE ALIVE”. Stop striving for peace and prioritise your passion. Explore YOURSELF.

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! –Dr. Seus

Just feel the below lines from the movie – Zindagi Na Milegi Dubara
Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!

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12 Comments

  1. Liveing your dreams literally means to be engaged with life as an active creator and make things happen. Instead of being a passive observer letting life go by. I think I am trying still.🤔

  2. If you’re productive when it comes to inner peace and happiness… You’re alive… Very beautifully written ✌️✌️✌️

  3. I am very much alive! I understand your concept that simply living is not being alive – it is merely existing. Life’s challenges can make one feel drained, weary and lose their zest. It is not a nice place to be in at all.

  4. When you, like me, have an entrepreneurial mind (not to be confused with carrying out entrepreneurial activity) you are definitely alive. I constantly carry out new projects that I enjoy that enable me to grow as a human being. Have hence lived, worked and integrated on a senior level all over the world.

  5. Living the life as we speak. We travel full-time with our dog and small children. Sometimes I feel so alive that it literally hurts, since our ups and downs are so much greater than in an average life. It is not always easy, but I wish more people could experience life this intensely.

  6. Today’s world doesn’t let you be alive all the time, sometime you just have to survive.
    I am following my passion but still sometimes it feels like someone grabbed my intestine, tied around my neck and continuosly pulling it.
    But still i am alive.

    1. I agree with you with the concept of world not letting us being alive, but it is only to be us who would have to choose between survival and existence because survival can never give you a satisfaction about life.

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