Reading this post will enable your life to become happy and not just the new year 2020.
“The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents.” Carl Jung, the famed Swiss psychologist.
Parents imposed upon their children what they could not do. Instead, start living an unlived life. Free your child from the burden of your unlived life. Let them live their own life.
We all have an unlived life within us. Steven Pressfield has said it in profound words.
“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”
We live with resistance and die with it. This resistance could be due to several reasons. The biggest of all is fear. The fear of the unknown. The comfort of regular, consistent, risk-free life makes it difficult to break the shackles of resistance.
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We would be happy to die living the life we didn’t want but would be afraid to take some risk and make an attempt to live an unlived life wanting to see the light of the day.
We all know we live only once and yet we defer living the life we want to live. When will you start living and do things you want to do? Income insecurity and income obsession have blinded our minds to look beyond money.
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. ” Sydney J. Harris
The only resolution you can do today to implement from tomorrow i.e. 1st Jan 2020 is to start living your unlived life. It will entail taking a risk, income uncertainty, struggle to succeed, but all these are irrelevant because you will enjoy the journey. You are living your dream. You are living a life you always wanted to live.
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
The national award-winning Gujarati movie Hellaro is about living an unlived life. The unlived lives of the women of the rural Gujarat/ Kutch.
We all have our unlived life hidden and lost somewhere within us. Like the women of the movie, find it and start living it.
Do not care about the naysayers and do not care about the circumstances. Just start and things will fall in place sooner or later. You will thank yourself one day that you started once by taking a risk worth taking. Mark Zuckerberg has said, not taking a risk is the biggest risk.
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“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” Wayne Dyer.
Apart from reading many books, I am going to spend the new year by living my unlived life i.e. writing movie scripts, writing a book, and of course, writing for this blog.
Remember there will never be a right day to start living your unlived life, today is the day. You only can make your new year 2020 a happy one by starting to live the life you always wanted to live but resisted all these years.
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