A Life Worth Living

If you were told you had five more minutes to live, how would you look at your life as a whole?

Would you spend it in regret?

Would you cherish the golden moments?

Or waste it in panic?

Time vs Accomplishment

Measuring life with time can distract one from a deeper connection to their present accomplishments. Not to say that time can’t be used as a motivational asset to push one to lead a better, productive life, but living a long life does not guarantee you live a fulfilling one.

Sure, life is short, but who’s to say what “life” really is? Is it just the length of time of one’s breathing, or can it be measured by the impact of the individual. The saying, “… lives on” is an example where one’s impact pushes that lifelong boundary.

Those who have made an impact to others but died young may be seen as still living. They live in through their teachings and actions.

History can attest for that.

Martin Luther King Jr’s dream lives on through the current day as people still fight for racial equality.

Hitler’s drive and antisemitic ways still lives on through individuals.

Susan B. Anthony’s strength towards women’s rights still flows through to today, pushing gender equality into great feminist movements.

Your parents and their teachings live on through you, which had impact in shaping the person you are today…

A life worth living is set by the individual’s standard, not by time. So set your standard for your life and live it daily, for even though you may die tomorrow, you may live on through the impact you have made on someone else.



Let go of all you know.
All that torments you.
Let someone else take the final blow.

That nothing matters.
The thing we call reality,
Easily shatters.

Build up your walls.
For them to break them down.
Light are the hands,
The ones that steal the crown.

Throw you from your throne,
Strip you of your title,
Look you in the eyes,
Hand you that deceiving smile.

With nothing left,
You stand alone.
Beaten by betrayal and deceit,
Everything about you turns to stone.

That nothing matters.
The thing we call reality,
Easily shatters.

The more we hold onto, the more others can take from us.

If you can let go of things, you cannot easily be defeated.

By others, or yourself.

The Silver Lining to a Dark Cloud.

You stub your toe, but you didn’t break it.

You got in a car accident, but no one was hurt.

Your father passed away, but he lived a great life.

Your mother passed away, but she’s no longer in pain.

You lost your job, but here’s an opportunity to find something better.

Your partner leaves you, but nows your chance to start anew.

That silver lining can go a long way and shine brightness in the darkest of places, bringing hope, positivity and possibly mental rebirth.

I’m not saying to focus only on the silver lining, but to just acknowledge and appreciate it for what it can do for your mental strength.

Appreciate both sides and universal balance will shine more than you would expect.

Another day

Here’s to the opportunity of seeing another day.

When you open your eyes first thing after a moment of slumber, some sort of gratification or thanks should be felt. The fact that you could fall asleep and never wake back up is a possibility.

A possibility many dare not to think upon.


Another day, I’ve seen many.

Perhaps more than I would have liked to see. Life plays in it’s infinite ways. The beauty of vision, sound and touch, pays in endless form.

To breathe another breath, is another step into this life: a fragile living storm.

Another day has come and it seems no different.

Menial tasks bludgeon me and feelings take over, leaving me with a body tired and a weakened mind. I wake each day and witness the core beauty of life, and say, “This is something worth leaving behind.”.

Be happy to see another day. It may be your last.

Daily Motivation

Some days are bright, others are dim. Others are rainy and some hold clear skies…

No matter the day, you are where you are.

There’s a silver lining to every moment. Acknowledge it. Embrace it.

To focus on the good is a challenge on it own, but allows for fires out of your control to be acknowledged as the beautiful flame that it is…

Perhaps a new start, or to rid yourself of something.

Learn from each bad experience and take the good within it.

Being Mentally Free and Creative.

Creativity is such a wonderful thing. Imagine where we would be without the act of being creative: inventions, innovation, science, engineering; creativity opens the gates to a world of endless possibilities, which we all utilize in our every day lives without acknowledging it.

Allowing yourself to be creative is like releasing a unique, personal form of yourself into the world where you can feel free from boundaries set by reality. This can also be a visual or auditory freedom: paintings, sculptures, writings, dance, speech, etc. Being creative is allowing yourself to be free from your own mental prison and letting loose to whatever feels right. Accept that it’s okay to be creative and know that in the universe of creativity anything goes, and that is totally okay…

Finding Creativity within you and opening your mind.

Close your eyes and picture yourself doing something fun. What is it that you see? If your first response is, “I don’t know”, you’re thinking too hard. How about this: Close your eyes, take a deep breath, hold it for four seconds and release. Instead of trying to see something, what is the first random thing that comes to mind? Jumping on a trampoline? Playing in a marching band on a snowy evening while carolers throw peanuts at you? Riding a purple giraffe into a horde of tuba players that have no ears? There is no wrong answer. The goal is for you to just let your mind loose and let creativity flow freely for a single moment. Practice this a few times a day and there will be a time where you can put the most random things together and it will still fit somehow, no matter how crazy it might sound.

This is a form of pure mental freedom.

Embrace chaos in the mind and let go. It’s relaxing, fun and will play a huge part into your Creative self while providing you with a great form of self mental care.

Be careful not to mix this with Automatic Drawing technique. Although Automatic Drawing is a nice meditative process (which I HIGHLY encourage you to try, artist or not), being creative with it is arguably counter productive.

Finding the right kind of creative outlet.

Being creative can be extremely challenging, but first find out what kind of creative outlet fits your thought process and your mind. There are many different ways to be creative and finding the right kind of creative outlet helps the creative process flow easier than you can imagine. You’ve learned how to open your mind, but unless you can control the flood of creativity into something, you just end up with mindless thoughts that might come off as a waste of mental energy. So where do you channel the flow of creativity? This is where your Creative Outlet comes into play.

Later on, let’s talk about the Creative Outlet and how to figure out which works best for us. Until then, let your mind run free time to time.

Yes, it is a hard thing to do, but when you master it your mind will thank you.