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What is the Art of Living?

Updated on October 18, 2012

What is LIFE?

We all have a life today. We all have a schedule to look at such as, get up each morning, get ready, go to work, come back, eat and sleep. But, have we really thought about how our life is going?

Ponder upon...

Each day goes by and have we ever touched anyone's heart or at the end of the day, is there anybody who would remember us in a positive way? Is this human life supposed to go in a monotonous way? Are we supposed to just do our work, earn money, enjoy life and be merry until we breathe our last? Or is there a rule to follow while we are breathing? In other words, what is the Art of Living?

Importance of a breath

Breath is a very important factor of LIFE. We have life because we are breathing. We have our system running because of the breath we take in. I am sure, none of us are aware of the times we breathe in each day. This breathe goes in our body and we get our system running within us. This breathe is so important since; it is giving us life and yet we are running after other things in life. WHY?

I understand that we have to run after our job since at the end of the day, we have food to put on the table, bills to pay etc. But being aware of our surrounding is an essential element of life and we should not shift our focus from it.

Essential element in our life?

The essential element of our life is eternal happiness. Eternal bliss can only be achieved when we learn the art of living.

This Art of Living is being considerate, putting others first for a change, being non-selfish, doing an act of kindness, learn to give; regardless of the result and make a motto in life to touch at least one person's heart each day.

Ponder upon and show our gratitude...

Many of us are fortunate to get a family and good friends around us. There are some who need that and we have to reach out to them and touch them by our kindness and our support. The real meaning of Life is to give and thou shall live. Just as the plants give out oxygen for us to breathe and live. The same way, we should be helping our brethren who need the support and kindness.

What is THE Art of Living?

Being Kind is the key to the Art of Living.I understand that we cannot be kind under all circumstances but, one can make a call by seeing the circumstance and be a judge for it. However, we should not forget that by being kind to others we are not obliging them in any ways but we are making our heart healthy by rejoicing at the thought of touching someone that day. We are extending another day in our life by touching some one's soul. We are going one step backward from negativity and stress and diseases and taking one step towards happiness and contentment of this life. That will lead us to be at Peace.

To be at peace within our selves makes us free from all sorts of attachment and aversions. Can you imagine if everyone is at Peace, what a wonderful planet this will be? Peace is such an important factor in everyone's life and we all are searching for it by going places and little do we know that it lies within us, we just have to make ways to find it.

We are all in the chakra of life where an infant, when born is sent to school to get knowledge since, he is ignorant. Attending school is supposed to make him smart, make him aware of his surroundings, and eventually make him an independent person to make the right decisions when life becomes a challenge for him. Little do we realize that by gaining knowledge and being independent and learning to face life on their own, they will also be with facing all the negativities of life which is being carried around by his fellow men. We should be able to draw a line in our lives where we do not allow this negativity to come within our perimeter.

It is up to us, how we take on this challenge and learn the Art of Living since, we all have the knowledge and awareness but seek around to get it, but little do we realize that it is all within us and we just have to take a moment to reflect on it and voila we will attain a blissful life!


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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      thanks Mohan

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      A lot of good points to ponder here Ruchira- very thoughtful and inspiring!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks Frank & Maximizer for your vote of confidence.

      I am glad you liked the above. Cheers!

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      Maximizer 6 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

      Very inspiring. I gave it my thumbs up

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      what a wonderful hub and a good idea for a hub up and awesome :)

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hello Neeleshkulkarni,

      Yes, we should be aware of our breath 'cause that is the key to survival. How we breathe and how much we breathe can help influence the vibes inside us which are directly related to our health.

      Thank you for stopping by...appreciated it!

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      neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

      breathing is the key to life and if we learn to breathe properly positivism is a certain by product.when one becomes positive things seem to happen themselves. we only need to be sensitized to what things to avoid which eat up the positivism and our system always knows it.- we only need to listen. good one ruchira

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I totally agree Ruchira.God bless you.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you Rajan Jolly for your precious input and making this hub more positive and uplifting.

      In this fast world we are living in; we are trying to outrace each other in all aspects and we forget that we tend to hurt each other. Gotta slow down and pay attention to each other since; it is US that make the world after all...humans are social animals :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Ruchira I love your positivity. If all of us were alive to the fact that we have to touch one heart everyday, as you beautifully put it,this world would be such a nice place to live in.

      This is really The Art of Living.

      Great food for thought and may peace prevail, Amen.

      Lovely hub and voted up.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hello Ubanichijioke,

      I feel just as we need a plan to execute out any job. This LIFE is also one of them and ought to develop a plan to live it ;) However, not many of us get what WE want in LIFE but, at least we should be proud to have had a plan :)

      Wishing you PEACE and HAPPINESS my friend...Cheers!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Such a positive piece. Inspirational to say the lest. Awesome!

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      Ruchira 7 years ago from United States

      thank you jagat02

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      jagat02 7 years ago

      Interesting hub.