Basic principles to live life

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

― Oscar Wilde

Since there are so many perspectives to the word ‘life’, there would be no one statement that could describe it with an absolute meaning. Life itself means existence, energy and vigor and upon which meaning an individual would ponder over and act, it entirely depends upon his accepted wisdom, morals and values.

Your life is the manifestation of what ethics and values you believe in and therefore, values and principles are imperative to life. Many of us prefer to live life as it comes, while many wants to mould it the way they want it to be and they put in their heart and soul to do so. Meanwhile, endurance and happiness both are the parts of same life.

As time passes by, mind starts playing its tactics to segregate the tough times to make life easier. However, consequence does not always match with our expectations and outcome is quite the reverse. Sticking to some simple basics is the only conventional way to avoid the life from getting complex. However, it is not going to part the normal wears and tears as they are the part and parcels of life.

The more you try to get apart from the basic truth of life the more you create problems for yourself and make life more complex.

Be truthful and be honest

‘Honesty is the best policy’ is the sentence everyone learns in his childhood but to carry it forward is the best thing one can do in life. This is the basic element to keep the life simple as you do not have to load your mind to remember all your lies. Even your heart will feel lighter as it won’t be filled with so much of guilt of lying or being not truthful to yourself or to people around you.

Of course, telling a truth may show up depressing consequences for a while but in long run you won’t have to regret for telling lies.

Be good to others and to yourself

Eventually, what pays is your goodness to the world. It does not matter whether the people around you are courteous or not, what matters is whether you are strong enough or not to tolerate and still be the same person to them.

Even if they do not consider your goodness to them at once, the aura you create around yourself with passing time, will definitely force them to be courteous to you.

Be ambitious

Ambitions in your life convert your existence into living; they add zest to your life and give a reason to live. Not giving up is all life about when you have goals to be accomplished, you get passionate and determined and in course of time, you do not realize that you have achieved so much while you were striving hard in tough times. Moreover, when you have achieved those goals you have the reason to celebrate them and add those moments of success to your credit.

Be happy

Someone has rightly said that happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without pouring it some on yourself. When you are happy, you would smile and spread the cheerfulness across. Conversely, if you are not happy, you won’t be able to smile and won’t spread happiness.

Happiness is a state of mind that you get due to the external influences on your mind and your mind is completely in your control.  You cannot control the situations outside yourself; you only can control what is going-on in your mind and then how you react to it. You have to face the hard times what so ever comes but your way of dealing it with your mind can only win the situation.

Be conscious to be alive

Many of us believe in the aphorism that states the life as a drama and the person living it as an actor. Undoubtedly, you are here to act and not merely to watch the drama. You are the living part of this drama and the best thing about it is that the drama is not written somewhere and you don’t have to mug up the dialogues, it is upon you how you carry it on and make it worth watching.

It is mere existing or living depends on the ideology of the person. It is your willingness to live life with verve and nobody else can force you to do that. What may ever come in your life, be good and be truthful. Be conscious enough that you do your best. The highs and lows is what life comprises of. Even a straight line in an ECG means the person is not alive.

So, be alert and mind every action of yours and if you get static somewhere make yourself come alive again.


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