Live a little? There’s little truth to it. Or in the right words, it’s a part of the truth.
PLANES OF REALITY
The universe, the reality, consists of various planes of reality. Imagine, layers, planes that are forming this reality. If the topmost layer is the absolute truth, the bottom layers are the truths of the transactional reality. And sometimes we are confused due to this. We do not consider the idea that all truths are not of the same significance, or in other words, we don’t dive & think enough to know the deeper truth.
I’ll be writing more about (such) confusions, in the future.
This blog is about one of the examples of such confusion. Ok, let’s get into it.
LIVE A LITTLE?
If you have to say to yourself “Live a little”, then what that means is that you are not living otherwise. You are not living a fulfilled life, you are existing far from Life! So, the phrase “Live a little” is only relevant then. In other words, It makes sense to take a break and live a little, if you’re not already living it.
What that statement is actually trying to say is, at least for once in a while get off the rat race.
However, that applies only to (the majority of the population), who’s actually in the rat race, i.e, pursuing meaningless doing meaningless.
It does not apply to you, who is living a life that’s filled with meaning, a balanced life, a life of service to humanity, a life of fulfillment. You don’t need to take time from ‘thriving’ to ”live a little”. Does that make sense?
If you’re already living a fulfilled life, you don’t even need to stop to think about ”living a little”, because you are ‘thriving’, i.e, you are living your life to the fullest!
REST & RECOVERY
However, the phrase ‘Live a little’ is not to be confused with active recovery/rest period. Active recovery is required for ‘thriving’, hence, it is part of Life! A peak performer knows what he’s doing, he also knows recovery is part of peak performance, so he ensures he gets enough active[intentional] recovery period regularly. He’s resting and recovering so as to live more and thrive to the fullest of life he is. So, rest/recovery is definitely a necessity, however, it must be to ‘thrive’, to live to the fullest, and not to ‘live a little”.
At the beginning of this blog, I mentioned the idea of the existence of planes of realities/truths. I hope by now (after reading the blog), you’re able to notice that ‘Live a little’ belongs to lower planes of reality. ‘Live a little’ is undoubtedly true and good advice for one in the rat race. But we must see deeper. Can we possibly try to abandon the race itself? Can we make our lives a journey where the journey itself is the reward and not what may come after? Can we stop postponing ‘Living’? Can’t we live & thrive ‘now’ rather than simply existing in the anticipation to live in the future?
What I mean to convey through this blog is that, Start living in such a way that you don’t have to ask yourself to ”Live a little”. By the way, if you are interested to know more about living a fulfilled life, you may find it helpful to read my book “The Flower of Fulfillment“.
Sanath Kumar Naibhi