Living life to the fullest means the capacity to enjoy every moment of it for “what it is.”
Perceptions of reality are there all the time.
What do we do with them?
Do we create a philosophy or a religion out of “our” perception? Or do we want to spend our time, searching for the “truth”?
Those perceptions are there to be enjoyed while they last. There is no “purpose” other than our own, so why not enjoy it?
When we label those perceptions and compare them with our own expectations, then that perception becomes a belief and that belief will be part of our personality. We are building the “Self.”
Expectations become beliefs.
A life, which is full of thinking and thoughts, is ready-made to support the existence of the thinker, the “self.”
“I think, therefore; I am.”
That phrase by Rene Descartes has become the basis of Western mentality. The “I” exists because the “I” is the thinker.
Doesn’t it seem logical? 🙂
However, that “I” is living miserably because of its “own” thinking which cannot be stopped.
A child does not have that “problem.” His thinking is minimal. His innocence is there to protect him.
An adult who was indoctrinated into the belief of the existence of the “I” as the only “reality,” has lost the zest for living.
That is the modern man searching for security and comfort. Searching for pleasure and power, searching for immortality and looking to possess someone who he believes to be the ultimate “boss” in the Universe, God… for in that way, “He is alright,” saved, redeemed, etc.
That thinking is dualistic. That man will be trapped with his own expectations and beliefs. Isn’t that obvious?
What is the solution?
Shall we “think” about a solution?
Feel life. Feel your own being without the enclosure of the word “I.”
Be natural, in Nature… get acquainted with “it” again.
Joy resides in feelings not in thinking. As our feelings increase our thinking will diminish. Balance will come back again to our lives.
This feeling is not something that we could artificially focus on something or someone. It comes naturally, for life itself, for the Totality.
The separation of Godly and Evil exists only in our minds.
Nature, the Universe does not operate through that “black or white” morality.
A “free man” is the one who can enjoy without the mental blockages of beliefs, fear and ego driven traumas, someone who has the innocence of that child, to live life spontaneously without hurting the “others;” for he is in tune with life itself…while at the same time, having the courage to conquer his inner dragons… one by one, through carefully looking at the mirror of relationships.
“I feel, therefore I enjoy Life.”