Here’s a purpose you can add to your life.
Choose to love your life no matter what.
You can choose whether to love your life or not. You’ve got that choice right here, right now. Do you choose to love your life?
Ultimately, it’s about your desire. Do you want to love your life, or not? If the answer is yes, choose to love it no matter what.
This choice should be made independent of what your life brings to you. You love it because you choose to do so, not because your life has given you some beautiful experiences today. Likewise, if you ever choose not to love it, do not choose that option because your life has given you some shitty experiences.
I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.
I believe that if you choose to love your life no matter what, that choice will give you strength. If you can choose to love your life no matter what, you can always stand up even after something terrible happened to you. If you are never defeated, you will be invincible. You can be invincible by choice… by choosing to love your life no matter what.
Imagine the last moment of your life where you say, “I loved every moment of my life”. It would feel amazing. But, to be able to say this, you need to choose to love every moment of your life. It sounds easy, but it’s probably harder than it sounds for many of us. In a way, it’s a life long battle. You need to show up every day and to stand up when you get knocked out. The trick is to learn to see the beauty in the ugly and to celebrate the positive in the negative, I believe. That would make things easier for you. It all comes down to, though, making a choice right this moment.
Like we probably do with our loved ones, you might get grumpy at or frustrated with your life. That’s OK. This is not a chant that demands you to be positive for 24 hours a day. If you feel grumpy, that’s OK. But choose to love your life anyway while acknowledging your grumpiness. Never miss that big picture.
Love your experiences. Love your feelings. Love your thoughts. Love your body. Love your vision. Love your dreams. Love people around you. Love what you do. Love your life.
My dear life, throw me a punch if you like. I’ll hug and kiss you anyway. You don’t have to throw me a punch, by the way. I’ll always give you hugs and kisses.
This is not a feel-good-motivational piece of writing. This is an invitation as well as a challenge to myself and to you all. Do you want to love your life? If you do, do you choose to love it no matter what?
(By the way, I’ll give you a bonus point if you ask me what the heck it means to love your life.)