“This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Alan Watts
To be awake is to become more aware of how our life is influenced, the ways in which we are coerced into believing and living a particular kind of existence. The engineered design of our reality. The creation of the delusional state of being that slaves us to a conditioned life.
Not a life not of deep happiness, joy, peace and calmness but a life of suffering. A life characterized by confinement, conformity, craving, agitation, dissatisfaction, attachment, hollowness and loneliness.
We never know when death may arrive so to sleep away the time we have now, in hate, anger, addiction, sorrow, suffering, discontent, stagnation, or any other negative state of being, is pointless – fruitless. Don’t’ sleep it away. The time to wake up is now. Every day, week, month and year we get a new beginning. Don’t squander it asleep. Live life to the brink of your potential, dreams and desires. Wake up!
Further Reading and Resources
TED Talks: Ideas worth spreading
Psychology Today: Psychology Today is devoted exclusively to everybody’s favourite subject – Ourselves
Life Hack: Tips for Life
Elite Daily: The Voice of Generation Y
Four Hour Work Week: How to escape the 9-5, live anywhere and join the new rich.
The Minimalists: How to pursue a minimalist lifestyle and be happier.
Mind Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Using Your Brain
Rich Roll: Plantpowered Wellness Advocate
The Art of Charm: Build confidence, feel comfortable and networking differently.
American Psychological Association: The largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United State
The Art of Manliness: Encouraging men to be better husbands, fathers, brothers, citizens.
Tiny Buddha: Simple wisdom for complex lives.
Brain Pickings: An inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness, spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, and more.
Mind Body Green: Lifestyle media brand dedicated to inspiring you to live your best life.
Zen Habits: Find simplicity and mindfulness in life.
Creative NonFiction: “true stories well told.”
Addicted 2 Success: Motivation & Inspiration Website full of quotes and inspiring articles for entrepreneurs.
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life.
The Positivity Blog: Practical articles on happiness, self-esteem, productivity and social skills.