Sunday, November 20, 2005

the unlived life

we have two lives. the life that we are living now and the unlived life.

the unlived life ~ the life that we are afraid to become or face.

it's like people who have talents but never use theirs. a singer who won't sing. a painter who won't paint. a writer who won't write.

to say the least, it's not as easy as clicking your fingers.

sometimes, we tend to be in our comfort zones too long to realize that better chances are zipping by. or, people tend to dwell in their pasts too much to afraid of to see what might become him or her in the future.

it's the unlived life we all have. including myself.

history told us of a man named adolf hitler. when he was 17 years of age, he asked his parents his inheritance of 700 kroners and travelled to italy to study arts. unbeknownst to us all, adolf hitler has higher degrees in arts and paintings. he was an excellent painter and had full knowledge of art history.

but why do we know him as one of the evils human history has ever known? history is telling us that it was easy for him to start the second World War then to sketch on a blank canvas. why? because somehow in his life, his ego took over his mind and to become a painter wasn't grand enough to suit his ego.

as human beings, we all have the unlived lives.

but fears, unwillingness, and undoubtfullness are holding us all back to face the fuller lives we all might be.

take chances and your life will guide you.

dedicated to a best friend who is nervous to face his wedding day (we are all, aren't we?)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear iman,
telling you the truth, am looking for "some answers" in life lately. and i found the basic ideas of my searching thru your writing today. nice writing, really!thankyou.
am living my life now. wish me luck.


November 20, 2005 5:25 PM  

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