Death twitches my ear
‘Live’ she says
– paths of meaning
Chasing a paycheck, constantly checking our stocks, or emails, worrying about some unimportant things…
We forget to enjoy ourselves, We forget to live.
With each day that passes by death creeps closer, but we push Lee further back until we have achieved somthing or paid of this or done that,
No matter what goes on in life there are always small moments to enjoy
Death twitches closer.
Do some living
Shit don’t always connect as soon as you press play
At times you gotta step away, do some livin’
Let time provide a new perception, givin’ truer vision
– J Cole
You can read something that is life changing, but if it doesn’t resonate with you at the time then it will go over your head
Sometimes we need to let life happen so we gain some new perspectives then something that we have read or watched will click
And were like how did we miss that
You ever rewatched a movie and be like ahh yeah I didn’t see that last time now I get it
That’s what we’re talking about here
Try to be alive, You’ll be dead soon enough
Even before lockdowns were forced upon the world,
We would coast through life never really living,
Just going through the motions of getting through the workweek then not really doing much because we didn’t feel like it…
And with lockdowns, we sort of wanted to do the things we never really did when we could so we sat around hoping for things to change…
But regardless of work or lockdowns, no matter what you’re going through we can still live in the moments
You can still go home and appreciate the beauty of your partner, Take the time to taste your food, go for a walk without staring at your screen…
There are so many things that can snap us out of that mood of going through the motions, even a slightly different route home can do that…
Try to live, You’ll be dead soon enough
(I don’t know where the original quote was from but I saw it on the paths of meaning Instagram page)
I used to hate buying flowers,
I thought what’s the point, they’re expensive and they die in a week if that.
It wasn’t until I bought a rose for a girl that I realised how much that week of beauty can make.
The smile, the excitement, the joy… from a flower.
Amazing (kind of wish it didn’t take me 6 years to realise but hey ho)
But it also made me realise that if a flower can do that in a week, imagine the effect that you have when you enter someone’s life.
The beauty you bring.
Yes flowers die, yes they’re expensive.
But we die too.
And life is expensive.
Its everything that happens in between.
Life is beautiful.
And so is the effect you have on people in your life.
We are all flowers.
We do not receive a life that is short, but rather we make it so
We make life short by being bored with the present and looking to future pleasures,
Wishing we could leap over the days that stand in between
2500 years ago this may have been the gladiator games, today football
Nothing has really changed.
We give our time freely to others, without taking time out for ourselves
And find that those days we couldn’t wait to arrive are gone faster than they came
And we lose days thinking to the pleasures of the night, and we lose the night dreading the day.
Over time when we look back, we realise that we have freely thrown the time given to us away and spent only little of it living or on ourselves.
Life is not short, our actions make it so.