YOUR LIFE IS SHORTER THAN YOU THINK
Life is extremely shorts. Sometimes, such numbers like 60, 50, 45, and other age-related numbers look big and long. However, when you look at the length of your life from a different perspective of view, you will realize that your life is much shorter than you think. It is important to understand that your life in this world is very limited. This understanding will help you waste less time and spend your life with meaning. In this blog post, I will tell you why your life is much shorter than you think and what you should do about it.
WE SLEEP HALF OF OUR LIVES
Every day, most of us spend at least 5-8 hours in sleep. We are unconscious. It is said that sleep is a brother of death. It is true. While sleeping, your conscious mind is turned off. All of the things you see in your dreams, come from the depth of your unconscious mind. Plus, while sleeping, your physical body is turned off. All of your bodily functions work while you are sleeping. However, you don't move while your mind is unconscious.
When we are toddlers we spend most of our time sleeping. Kids need more sleep than adults because they are constantly growing at a very rapid speed. Thus, if a person reaches the age of 50, it will be correct to say that he/she spent at least 25 years sleeping. He/she spent 25 years in an unconscious state of mind. It will be right to say that this person's conscious life equals 25 years only. The remaining 25 years of his 50 years of age were spent sleeping.
Thus, no matter how many years you live, half or even more than half of your life will be spent in an unconscious state of mind. In other words, you didn't live these years since. You were half-dead for a great part of your life.
WE CHASE DREAMS AND ILLUSIONS
We all have dreams and life goals. Some of us want to become famous, successful, and popular. We chase dreams of success in business, career, and family. Right now, 99% of us aren't fully content with the quality of our life. We always want to improve and enhance something about our lives and ourselves. In other words, we are never satisfied with where we are. We always live either in the past or the future. We regret the things that we haven't done or achieved in the past and we dream about the things in the future. Most of the time we live with dreams and illusions. Only a small enlightened number of us live in present.
This is one of the reasons why our life is very short. We always wonder in time. Today, you have been to your past and you dream about the future. Almost nothing is left for your present.
Life is very short, and therefore, it doesn't deserve regrets and fears. Value your present, take risks, and never regret your past!