I Lived…

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I just finished balling my eyes out to this amazing video and song… This has been the song of the year for me, I am completely in love with this song actually I have been in love with this song for a long long time now but tonight I watched the video for the first time and just before I watched it I said to myself “Video, please don’t disappoint me.” I said this because I absolutely LOVE when videos actually happen to match or go with the lyrics of the song. Call me OCD but seriously is such a shame to hear a wonderful song and then go watch the video and think WTF did I just watch. A song is already such an emotional thing therefore for me the visual part is significantly as important as the song. But I have to say this video did not disappoint me at all, in fact I love it! Loved it so much I even cried, I cried because seriously me and so many others complain daily for such little ridiculous things but here is someone who really has suffer and is still embracing every minute of his life, that’s inspirational.

I won’t stop complaining just from simply watching this video, complaining is a part of being human but watching something like this just reminds me of how blessed I am, and how much I often take for granted. This year has been super interesting and full of emotions for me maybe this is why this song touches me so much but I just wanted to share with anyone who may be having a bad day or simply just because is a magnificent song and everyone ought to hear it at least once. Thank you Universe for all that I have, all that I have lived, I wouldn’t change anything in my life. Life is beautiful even with is obstacles, as I like to say “Life is not about a Perfect Ending but Perfect Moments that make life worth it.”

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A comment I liked from a Youtuber under this video:

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 8.24.13 PMThank you One Republic for creating an spectacular song that really touched me even before watching the video which is just as amazing!

Hope you enjoy it as much as me and that at the end of your life you can say “I LIVED!”

We Often Seek Dreams that Don’t Belong to Us…

Photo(6)“This is the Answer  to a Question that was asked to the psychiatrist Roberto Shinyashiki in an interview for the magazine “Istoe
Camilo Vannuchi The interviewer asked him:
Many people have tried to seek dreams that are not theirs?
Shinyashiki replies:
– Society wants to define what is right . There are four Crazy ideas in our Society .
The first is:
Establish that everyone has to succeed, as if he/she had not individual meanings.
The second is crazy:
You have to be happy every day.
The third is :
You have to buy all you can. The result is this absurd consumerism.
Finally , the fourth madness:
You have to do things the right way. There is no right way. There is no single way to do things.
Goals are interesting/important for success, but not for happiness.
Happiness is not a goal, but a state of mind. Some people say they will not be happy until they get married, while others say they are unhappy precisely because of marriage.
You can be happy eating ice cream , staying at home with family or true friends, taking your children to play or going to the beach or the movies.
When I was newly graduated in São Paulo, working in a hospital for terminally ill patients.
All dying, around nine or ten patients will die everyday. I always tried to talk to them. Most of them will grab the doctor by the shirt and say:
“Doctor,  don’t let me die. I sacrificed my whole life, now I want to enjoy it and be happy.”
I felt a huge pain for doing nothing. There I learned that happiness is made ​​of small things.
Nobody at death says how they regret not having used their money in real estate or stocks but what they do regret is to have waited too long or missed on several opportunities to enjoy life.
‘Having problems in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.’

My best friend sent me this interview in Portuguese and I was so happy because I was able to understand everything and I think this article should be read by everyone and then perhaps a few of us will understand and see that money does not equal happiness, yes money helps. But way too often we forget that money is material, it banishes, heck money even catches on fire, we spend so much time preoccupied in how much money we need for this and that, that we forget what truly is the meaning of happiness, happiness will never be measured in money if that were the case why do so many people who seem to have it all commit suicide? I hope that who ever reads this is inspired to live the life they wish to live without the restrictions that we see way to often in our society. To appreciate the little things, to stop focusing so much on money, spend more time focusing on enjoying the ones we love and doing the things that make us happy because in the end that’s what really matters or at least that is what those facing death seem to want to tell us.

If you still have your doubts listen to the words of Alan Watts or THIS – Fifty People One ?

Photo(4)Songs to reflect on the topic:

Sam Garrett-Don’t Let Go

Years Around the Sun-Miles Away

Lindsey Stirling – Beyond The Veil – no words but Lindsey is just pure inspiration!

Happy Sunday, wishing everyone a lovely week!