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Carpe Diem - Seize the Day
Children do not think about time in the same way as older folks. They are too busy playing games and chatting with their friends. They grow into adults who gain responsibilities and commitments. As adults, there is no time to contemplate where time is going because many folks swamp themselves by their daily routines.
However, as adults age, one day they suddenly realize how fast time flies. The older they become, the more they understand how time is speeding up, racing headlong into the jaws of physical death. In old age, a person may look back at past events that all too often had unpleasant outcomes and a few times surprisingly super results. In most peoples lives the problems outweighed the good times but somehow or other they struggled through and here they are in old age, reminiscing.
No matter how successful or ineffective they were, everyone will as the same question ... Did I make the best of my time on earth. If they did, they will have no regrets. However if they did not enjoy their past life, it will come back to haunt them no matter how big the bank balance. In all probabilities, they will pass over in a depressed state of mind. Therefore, it makes sense to know as soon as possible how to live each moment on earth in divine bliss ... To know how to seize each day and make the most of every second.
The origins of the words Carpe Diem (seize the day) have been around for many centuries. Many people attribute it to the Roman poet Horace, however is was around long before. That said, this is a good place to start our research...
Horace's ode "Carpe Diem” or "Pluck the Day"
Ask not ... we cannot know...
what end the gods have set for you, for me;
nor attempt the Babylonian reckonings Leuconoë.
How much better to endure whatever comes,
whether Jupiter grants us additional winters
or whether this is our last,
which now wears out the Tuscan Sea
upon the barrier of the cliffs!
Be wise, strain the wine; and since life is brief,
prune back far-reaching hopes!
Even while we speak, envious time has passed:
pluck the day,
putting as little trust as possible in tomorrow.
It seems humanity has always concerned itself with its own fleeting mortality ... Seize the day, was first written down about 1160 B.C., well before Horace. This poem was found on the tomb of Inherkhawy, a supervisor of workers at the Egyptian royal burial ground in the ancient city of Thebes:
Song of the Harper
Carpe diem ('seize the day') motif; song for Osiris;
All who come into being as flesh, pass on;
busy fluttering souls and bright transfigured spirits
who people the world below
and those who shine in the stars with Orion;
all men rest in the grave;
set your home well that your good name last because of it,
care for your works that your seat in the West be splendid;
seize the day! hold holiday!
be unwearied, unceasing, alive,
let not your heart be troubled during your sojourn on earth
grieve not your heart, whatever comes
recall not the evil, loathsome to God,
but have joy, joy, joy, and pleasure!
content with your lot, rejoicing, not speaking evil.
Superb words which have not lost their powerful message with the passing years. They make up the cornerstone foundation of every religion. In fact, the words are more needed to be understood today than at any time in human history.
There can be no doubt that from the beginning of the human time and space mode, people have look up at the heavens and asked how they can make the most of their life on earth. The fountain of youth has become billions of dollar industry, with all type for cosmetic products and surgical procedures, keep fit regimens, health treatments, guru seminars and a whole host of concoctions that boggle the mind. And yet, despite all of that, holding on to blissful time is seemingly like trying to capture the wind as it breezes-by on your face.
Experts may express that is impossible to be in a pleasurable state of mind all the day, every day. They will go on the say that even if it were possible life would become boring and uninteresting.
Since most people listen to expert advice, they will believe the experts and feel it is normal to be miserable some days when things don't go the way they intended. Therefore, for most people it has become impossible to seize every day and enjoy whatever it brings. Nevertheless, what if the experts are wrong and a person could enjoy every moment they are on earth.
What if there is a way to find the elixir of happiness that does not cost a dime and does not need any other human beings advice. Would that be something human beings would want? The answer is yes they do want it; however, the obstacle that stands in their way is so huge that for most people it becomes very hard to shift. The reason why is so hard to overcome is the fact that it is the persons own belief system and intellect that bars the way to happiness. Most people have become so entrenched in the way they perceive the world to be, that any application of truthfulness upsets their demeanor and they run a million miles in the opposite direction.
The truth, like joy-filled time, evades most people and the more people try to capture them, the further away they travel. It is comparable to a computer that is loaded with all types of sophisticated software and yet fails to understand the simplest of tasks because it is are no longer part of the modern system that requires applications that are more advanced.
Joy is still a gift that comes with birth however, the modern day living soon wants to take simple joy and change it by artificial human intellect into something it was never meant to be. The only place on earth that is susceptible to erroneous changes is the human intellect that believes it can alter its own intelligence system and make it better than originally planned.
It shoves all types of food and drink into a system that is built to enjoy water and simple healthy foods. It artificially creates a luxury lifestyle, while forsaking the key ingredients of happiness and contentment. An expensive lifestyle is one where happiness is sacrificed for money, serenity for ambition and contentment for the pursuit of things. The simplicity formula is ... Happy to be alive with common sense = Intelligence…Working at being correct = Intellect.
When the intellect attempts to rule over is own intelligence system, the result will always turn out to be misery. The good news is, whenever the intellect allows its own intelligence system to guide its lifestyle and creativity, the results will be Carpe Diem.
The moments may contain chaos that want to catch the attention however, when we can seize that moment of chaos and feel the joy of the divine, we have seized the moment of joy within the chaos. The person that can seize the joy in the day without being caught up in the mayhem that may exist around them will live a prosperous life. Try to remember, beginners luck can last a lifetime, once we understand how lucky we are to be born.
Michael is a professional optimist. He is an international talk show host, philosopher, poet and the author of ten inspirational books. His new book; CUTTING TRUTHS is now available at Amazon.com Michael's poetry, essays and investigative journalism enhance many web sites, newspapers, journals and magazines throughout the world. He is a prominent speaker on health and wellness maintenance, stress eradication, wealth creation and development, authentic happiness and inspirational poetry. Web site: http://www.pointoflife.com
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A simple mind knows how to protect its space and time on earth. It enables every person to select authentic choices to grow and prosper in a trustworthy reality of balanced contentment. To seize the day, transforming every adversity into successful blissfulness. Michael Levy is a professional optimist, his philosophy of life is one of joyful optimism. He is an international radio host and the author of nine inspirational books. Michael's poetry and essays grace many web sites, newspapers, journals and magazines throughout the world. He is a prominent speaker on health and wellness maintenance, stress eradication, wealth creation and development, authentic happiness and inspirational poetry. The masterful inspirational book "Paradise Graces A Simple Mind," is available everywhere helpful and supportive books are sold in aid of the quest for human potential to flourish.
PUB date ... 11/05/2008