Day #373: “Everyone dies but not everyone lives.”

“Death is more universal than life. Everyone dies but not everyone lives.” -Alan Sachs

Sometimes it takes us years to realize we’re not really living. We’re going through the motions–getting up, doing work, and playing nice–but we’re not really feeling a sense that we’re engaged and empowered in the world.

You can find all kinds of excuses to stay that way. I’m fairly sure I have 10 journals full of them. For a while, they’re kind of comforting. It’s not you holding yourself back–it’s your family, or the economy, or the world in general. It’s everything around you that makes it hard to be the you that you really want to be.

Excuses are death. They allow no option for growth or possibility.

Life doesn’t require a daily grand adventure. But truly living requires an adventurous spirit that constantly chooses to find an outlet

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