When I first heard the quote I’ll reveal below… It had a profound impact on me (and I had no clue it was by Ben Franklin 😮 ).
The message is almost ‘cryptic’, isn’t it? But it reminds us, that once we are sucked into a myopic routine of our daily existence – saddled with a revolving pattern of jobs, bills and other responsibilities [often imposed on us from the outside], we do in a way seize ‘living’ and are merely ‘existing’ in this world.
How many times a day do you ask your self: “Am I happy?” If there are truly genuinely and consistently happy people out there – most of us would envy them. However, I would bet 1 ‘ben franklin’ 😉 that these people are a scarce minority. Most of us do feel happiness and the feeling of being ‘alive’, but those moments are short-lived. A new blossoming relationship, a promotion, a vacation – the things that make us ‘high on life’ do not bring us to that permanent bliss of being ‘alive’; we usually revert back to the monotony of ‘existence’.
So how do we revive our selves?
We wish we could just wake up from this Matrix-like life, but not sure how (though it feels like it’s just at the tip of our tongue)… If any of you out there have suggestions, please do share.