In life, one often loses sight if they are merely surviving or are they living? As distinct as those two concepts would seem, there are subtleties that allow individuals to be lulled into a passive state of surviving rather than an active state of living. Just because one breathes does not mean they are alive, for life, in its true essence, is a vibrant expression of Consciousness, an active rather than a passive state. When one is in dominion of their life, their choices are the creator of their reality, and expressive of their choices—they are living. Perhaps not every choice they make may be for their benefit or their highest good, but when one lives one is able to learn.
On the other hand, when one is just surviving they are like a ship tossed and turned in the sea of life’s experience, vulnerable to all that they encounter. Survival demands reacting to one’s environment while living demands one is an active participant. Survival is powerlessness and in opposition and defensive to all that is encounters. While living is vulnerable to nothing, even its miscreations.
How does one determine if they are surviving or living?
Obviously one’s attitude would be an […]