We believe that we came here to stay. But we are only visiting. Let’s make the most of our little trip to the blue planet. Many were already here before us, and many will come after us. Yoga teaches us to make your own experiences. But it does not hurt to listen to the advice of others. One important man said:
Live as if you were to die tomorrow and learn as if you were going to live forever.
Better known as Mahatma Gandhi, this man has done great thing for the world. He also has shown that nonviolence can be successful. This quote from Gandhi can change your life, but let’s take a closer look.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow
This sentence invites us to do things we always wanted to do. Make your life worth living and do not be afraid to try something new. Life is the reason of life. The phrase ‘die tomorrow’ initially puts us in shock, but this shock creates the opportunity to find out what is really important to us. What do I want to do in my life? Do I want to waste even one more second with what I do not want to do? Do not postpone experiences that enrich your life. If you think ‘I’ll do it next year’, your dream will be forever in the future. You can only control the present. So use it to shape your life the way you would like it to be.
Learn as if you were to live forever
Imagine, you would live forever. What would you want to learn? Knowledge is the only true treasure we can possess as human beings. But this is not just about reading books and learned jumble. No, knowledge becomes wisdom through experience. We learn something from books, use it in our lives , and thus climb the ladder of self-realization and enlightenment. Learning never ends. The things we can learn are as infinite as the cosmos. What are you learning?
Don’t postpone life and learning to tomorrow. Start today! Even the smallest bit you learn today contributes to our collective knowledge. Maybe that does not seem like much to you, but every drop counts. Oceans are made up by small drops – aren’t they?