often ask myself what the difference is between living and
simply surviving, spending time on this planet breathing
its oxygen and eating of its food, but not really living
our lives. Who defines the term
"live"? Can anyone truly define it?
And is my concept of living the same as yours? There
really are not answers to these questions, but this seems
to be a case in which asking the questions is much more
important than finding answers.
I believe, consists of putting ourselves out there and
exploring the questions that come to our hearts.
What does it mean to be a loving person? What does
it mean to be compassionate? What does it mean to me
to enjoy myself and have fun? From which activities
do I get the most satisfaction and fulfillment?
the questions that most of us pursue are ones like, How
can I pay the bills? Which job will pay the
most? Which new activities will fill up my time
more? How can I find more and better
entertainment? And when we ask ourselves these kinds
of questions and pursue their answers, then we aren't
looking to live, but to survive. We're looking for
answers outside of ourselves to questions that come from
inside, and the answers simply aren't there. We may
find what seem to be answers for the short term, but they
almost never translate into long-term solutions to
only problem with what Henry says is that he doesn't tell
us how to do so. And that's partly because each one
of us has to find out how on our own. There is no
one solution that's valid for everyone; rather, we need to
start to focus on the questions that can lead us to life
as we seek out answers.