I was told by my parents that I almost died, when I was a child. I tried to swallow the bottle top of coke. We used to call it canta then,lol. Story summary, I couldn’t breathe properly, my father had to hook the bottle top with his finger, I bled through my nose, my mother thought I was dead, they rushed me to the hospital, my eyes were white, somehow I was saved. Yaaayyyy!!!
Moral lesson of this story :long nails are essential in times of crisis. Lol. Back to the matter though. I often wonder, what if I die tonight? Would anyone say I lived? I mean, I know I’m alive. My heart pumps blood, my lungs carry out the respiratory processes, my limbs work fine. The question however remains, did I live? Or was I another being in existence?
Do you live? Are you just a lonely traveller in this road called life? Are you a tourist admiring the amazing scenery? Are you just going through the motions? Passing days? Watching in wonder as life takes place? Do you live?
Life, like the earth is in a state of constant rotation. Some people rotate with it,so much so they have no base. Some have gotten dizzy and spun out of rotation. Some fight against the rotation and rotate at their own frequencies. And there are the passive ones, who neither fight nor rotate,they just exist.
Which are you? Another photocopy of the trends? A remnant of past trends? Do you create your own trend? Or are you just an alive person? Don’t be just an alive person, they die, decay and are forgotten. Life is an angry sea, determined to erase all existence. And it will. Life cannot however, erase the ones who lived, only the ones who existed.
Dare to be different! Live out yourself. Let life feel your existence. Dare to live,not just exist. If, you do, you will find that the people who live never truly die. Life is meant to be lived, not passed through. So, live, reader, live. Go to your grave as empty as possible. Knowing that you have given all that you have and more, possibly. Don’t just be another person breathing yourself to death.