What makes you feel alive? Raw human, emotion driven, primal, yet controlled by the depths of the mind. It's different for everyone.
Sometimes it's a sensation, feeling or action. Drinking an ice cold drink in the summer heat, feeling the crisp air caress your cheek as you step outside on a chilly morning.
Music also seems to bring people to life. Certain chords, sounds of different instruments trigger memories of times where they felt alive, or sometimes just a scene that they have never actually experienced, but can see so clearly.
For some, it's the feeling of fear that wakes them. Free falling, driving fast, standing close to the edge of a high ledge and looking down, wondering but never actually jumping.
Meditation and prayer can also make some come to the state of feeling true. Being silent and listening to the world around or to the God above can sometimes provide the human feeling of being truly alive.
Whatever it may be, it's important to come back to this feeling once and a while. It's easy to forget yourself in the daily routine, forget why you are living, forget what the point of your life may be. It is depressing to live without purpose, and there is always your answer within your own mind. It's usually buried beneath life's mundane tasks, brought out in the struggles, and tucked away again when you feel content.
That's why it's important to understand that you always need to remind yourself...
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