Are you living or existing?

It’s such a lucky accident, having been born, that we’re almost obliged to pay attention. We’re made of the same stuff that stars are made of; yet combined in such a way that we can describe what it’s like to be alive, to be witnesses. Most of our experience is that of being a witness: we see and hear and smell other things; being alive is responding.”
                                                                     *Paraphrased quote by: Mark Strand

I once read that there is a difference between existing and living. To exist is to be a passive bystander; you let life happen to you. To be alive is to be an active responder; you take chances and make life your journey.

It’s a cosmic privilege to be consciously aware of our existence; to have the opportunity to not just exist but to live. It is a tragedy to waste our precious time on Earth; so I choose to live everyday with an effervescent vigor, do you?

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