I came across this quote by Alan Watts and I knew I just had to share the magic of it with you. He says-“The meaning of life is just to be alive.It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”
Now, isn’t this sheer beauty, the way this man just put into words what we all struggle to say out loud sometimes? I sometimes wonder, why is it so that we need to hear things we want to say so desperately from someone else? Why do we believe the words coming out of an alien voice? I guess that’s just one of the things that make us who we are. Human.
So as for the reminder:Be alive. And that does not mean you should be Patrick and live under a rock and just survive the world(though Patrick has much more fun than most people manage to have in their lifetime). I mean, feel the world. And know how much our existence matter not to the world but to us. Be alive and do what makes you happy. Do remarkable things for yourself, do things that give you a warm feeling and that warm feeling would keep you warm in your cold grave. That is what I mean.