Yazan,

That’s incredibly beautiful and heartfelt! I can relate to so much of what you describe and I can attest to the conclusions you reached. That feeling of being content and happy, with fully experiencing the moment and being ‘ready to go’ whenever death may knock at your door, that’s what it really means to live.

And one may think that when we feel that way, we end up being lazy and not really doing anything with life. But really, the exact opposite happens. Suddenly a world of possibility opens up and we recognize how wonderful this life is, how precious and full of potential each second is wrapped in and we want nothing more than to utilize that potential.

I recognized this shift in my life when I finally released all my fears and external expectations and followed my heart to where it was calling me to go.

Thank you for sharing this here and for contributing such a wonderful piece to this page. 🙂