I spent the greater part of my life merely existing, and was completely unaware. Sure I had agreeable times and bad ones, but I was not really living. I thought that to live meant to survive and this is far from living. In my mid-thirties, I recognized that I was neglecting to celebrate and experiment with new things. I learned that living means encountering a wide variety of feelings, rather than avoiding them. It is being in-tune with the world around you. It is when you understand yourself and other people. It is when you can listen with sincerity and respond to another authentically. Living is nature relating to you, and you, understanding in return. This is what makes me feel alive!
How do you define the difference in living and existing?