What should I do to truly live life?

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  1. micadeolu profile image38
    micadeoluposted 13 years ago

    Can you please tell me what I should practically do to enjoy physical, mental, spiritual and financial blessings in this life? make your answer as detailed as possible. You may give practical example you have witnessed. Thanks.

    1. Kimberly Bunch profile image60
      Kimberly Bunchposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Become spiritually minded: sleep, eat, and live it. The God consciousness.

      That should say it all.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Drink more beer. Never fails. Good luck. wink

      1. Misha profile image62
        Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Red wine works, too tongue

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          This is true - but he sounds like a novice and will not fully appreciate the subtleties that red wine offers just yet. The worst hangovers I have ever had were from drinking bad red wine. sad

          Character building. big_smile

          1. Misha profile image62
            Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            True dat!

            RAmen smile

      2. kmackey32 profile image64
        kmackey32posted 13 years agoin reply to this


    3. Prakash T profile image60
      Prakash Tposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Surrender yourself at the feet of the Lord and accept whatever (either good or bad) happens to you as his gift. He may check how strongly you believe him.

      I want to tell you a saying: "If the devotee takes one step towards the Lord, the Lord takes thousand steps towards the devotee." God is all merciful. He is sure to give you the physical, mental, spiritual and financial blessings in your life.

      If you sacrifice all your efforts at the feet of the Lord, you will come to a state when you don't feel elated in triumph and feel crest fallen in disaster. When you reach this state, you can assume that you have attained spiritual bliss. But it is not as simple as it sounds.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Is it as stupid as it sounds?

    4. Cagsil profile image72
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have written many hubs that make up the entire message that would need to be conveyed within your scope of questioning....

      You could start with this one first and foremost...

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Self-Growth-Ver … fless-View

    5. thisisoli profile image73
      thisisoliposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Altruism, give all your financial blessings to me big_smile

    6. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
      schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Don't forget sex relieves a lot of stress! Try Romance or chocolate big_smile

  2. profile image0
    sarahsherlockposted 13 years ago

    Try to live in the moment. Stop your thoughts from focusing on the past or future and instead enjoy what you have right at this very minute.

  3. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    Make love not war. Works for me. smile

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Make love not war. Get married - do both.

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image76
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        lol Marriage - The eternal war

  4. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    If I knew the answer to the OP's question I wouldn't be on here, trying to earn a few hundred extra dollars by belly-aching, complaining, and letting off steam about all the things that make me miserable.   lol

    micadeolu, in all seriousness, one thing many people say helps keep people feeling happier is when people are very appreciative of whatever positive things/people they have in their life.  Other than that, I'd say aim to take good care of your health by eating healthy foods, exercising, and getting enough sleep (although there are no guarantees).  I guess I'd say find your own spiritual belief or philosophy and use it as your own guide, but don't spend too much of your earthly time hoping to find answers you won't have while you're on Earth.  Probably, too, don't spend all your time and thinking aiming to find  your own happiness and wellbeing.  Instead, spend plenty of it aiming to help someone else be happier, or taking care of someone/something other than yourself.  You can't do things for other people just because you think it will make you happier, though.  You have to care about or watch out for others people because you truly empathize with others.   It's when we truly care about other people (and other creatures) that we are at our "human best", and I think being at our "human best" makes us feel more whole and at peace with who/what we are.

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    ahorsebackposted 13 years ago

    I think that 'finding the passion'  in oneself for one thing or many things is a big part of your answer. 'The secret of life is one thing' thats what "Curly" said on City Slickers[the movie]Billy Crystal, Jack Palance. Find passion within and then approach life that way. Don't look for it outside of yourself ,but within.

    1. Lisa HW profile image64
      Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't necessarily disagree with that, but I think it isn't good to be "all about within".  It isolates people and makes their primary focus "all about them" sometimes.   To me, the only way anyone can "truly live" is to be a part of the world (and this, from someone who's pretty much an introvert).  I guess I'd modify the general thought you offered by saying I think people shouldn't look outside themselves for their own happiness, but they need to bring who they are and what they have to offer out, rather than just keep stewing around within oneself.   I think some kind of happiness grows naturally out of doing that, and that happiness isn't something we find.  It's something we cultivate.

  6. Kangaroo_Jase profile image76
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 13 years ago

    Do you know what I reckon? I find this an odd question. One has to find 'their' own way to live the life 'they' want to.

    Especially since we all start life with very different cultural, religious, political, social and belief systems and backgrounds.

  7. Shadesbreath profile image80
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    I'd go with the beer and wine suggestions above.  There is a reason those solutions have found their way into every culture throughout all human history, while all this other God stuff keeps changing and having to be rewritten since the stories of the day always turn out too absurd to make it past a few thousand years in this pocket of humanity or that.

    Go with beer first, it's more fun than wine because it looks the same going in as it does coming out.  There's something almost spiritually cool about that.

    1. mysterylady 89 profile image60
      mysterylady 89posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Although it is a cliche, we shouldstop and smell the roses.  Shadesbreath has a good idea, too, but I prefer scotch.

  8. Rafini profile image70
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    This is an issue I struggle with also, but I tend to agree with Lisa HW.  I don't think ahorseback was advising to keep the focus on the self, rather to begin with a focus on the self and then branch out.

    In order to truly live life, one first must know what they want, like, dislike, and need in life.  The only way to know is to first focus on the self.  Get to know yourself and then live life according to your choices.

  9. Mighty Mom profile image78
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    Get out of self and be of service to others. Brilliantly simple concept. Effective, too.
    Hard to remain on the pity pot when you're out there engaging with others who have less of (whatever) than you.
    Whatever you do have is a blessing. Share it!

  10. mysterylady 89 profile image60
    mysterylady 89posted 13 years ago

    Another suggestion I have may seem ridiculous:  Don't think too much.  I keep remembering Raskolnikov in "Crime and Punishment" who thought his way into becoming a murderer.

    I also have been thinking about the ending to Voltaire's "Candide."  Candide has been traveling all over the place trying to find "the best of all possible worlds."  The final decision is to "work without theorizing...Work keeps at bay three great evils:  boredom, vice, and need."

  11. parrster profile image80
    parrsterposted 13 years ago

    Depends what you believe makes up a life, and which part(s) require the most careful attention and why. Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. We are composite beings, there is a synergy between all our parts. To pursue one at the neglect of the others, and all eventually will suffer. That said, I believe some parts definitely require greater care than others... for they are transcend

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    dreamforsureposted 13 years ago

    I think you should try some meditations or maybe this is the perfect time to you for become more religious. Find your GOD, even you already have one. Find what is your god purposes or plans for you. Really, you need some meditations or yoga should work.

  13. kmackey32 profile image64
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    One day at a time.....


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