“You can’t do this forever”
About life. Best friends are those who can give us food of thoughts for us to reflect. But then still respects us for whatever decisions we make for our life.
Therefore I am grateful when I received that comment from one of mine a few days ago. It left me wondering. Really? I can’t do this forever?
Are we living the right life?
So what my bestie meant by “this” is this life style I live. Living a life out of the ordinary. That is a life which is not following the mainstream or some social set-value of how we work and live. So here I am. Over forty years old, travelling, earning money through diving, yoga and writing. It’s not my interest to buy a mansion or a fast car. Truly, I am content with what I have and calling myself independent. I pay my expenses including my son’s. My lifestyle is quite comfortable. And although I have savings, I don’t worry about the future too much. What’s the point, I live now! So watching me goes by like this, brings a little anxiety to my dear friend who is blessed to have a life path of living in a normal way.
Are we a cookie-cutter version or are we authentic?
To know if you are on the right path, first ask your mind. Most people wants to bypass the mind – and go straight to their heart. But I always ask my mind first. I was asking myself there and then. What does my mind say about working 9-5 at an office? Then I ask the mind, what about having an ocean for an office? What does my mind say about where I am right now?
Then ask the heart! What does the heart say?
Tips to check if you live the right life authentically
If it feels right, it’s right
So that’s it. If your heart say it’s right, then it’s right. However, thank your mind for giving you the advice. Thank your friend for giving you a food of thought. Then be grateful that you are on your right path.
Remember that many people just live, and never be alive. Each of us has different purpose in life, and if you find yours – it does not matter what others are!
Have fun, and never let anything dim your sparkle.