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Carpe Diem “Seize the Day”

Carpe Diem “Seize the Day”

Everyone has heard that Latin phrase which could be translated to “seize the day”, enjoy life now and live for the moment. Everyone would like to say that they live to carpe diem but very few of us can actually strive for such a life. Instead most of us attempt to somehow survive instead of live.

The question is: how do we take advantage of the precious time we have in this life?

 To quote an article in Psychology Today, by psychologist Timothy A. Pychyl:

 “When I wrote about Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture I shared his words of wisdom about why we need to use our time wisely. He wrote, “Time is all you have. And you may find one day that you have less than you think.”

I don’t know how much time I have. I hope lots, but the thing is, we don’t know. None of us does. Our time is precious, not to be wasted.”

One of the ways to seize the day, and change your situation is the power of attraction. Rhonda Byrne, best selling writer of The Secret shares her advice on one of her techniques to achieve the power of attraction, called the process of creation:

“The process of creation is the same for all things, whether you want to bring something to you or remove something negative from your life.

If you have a habit you wish to break, or anything negative you wish to remove from your life, you must focus on what you want. That means you visualize and imagine yourself in that negative-free state right now.

Imagine yourself in as many scenes as you possibly can where the negative situation is completely absent. Imagine yourself happy and free. Eliminate any picture from your mind of the negative situation. Just imagine yourself in the state you want to be in, and feel that you are there, right now.”

This can be considered step one to improving one situation however we will also have to take additional steps. In addition to visualizing ourselves in a better state, we have to develop an action plan for improvement. As a result, the founding members of the Your Life Daily Movement and Community have taken steps to organize a community of like mind individuals who strives to live the best possible life they can regardless of their socio economic situation.

We asked some of our founding members what they hope to accomplish. Here’s what they said:

Throughout my life I have heard the expression “you are alive but you are not living” and I was never really able to internalize what it really meant. As I became an adult, it finally made sense.

We work every day to provide life necessities for ourselves and family’s i.e. food and shelter. In many cases we create a life style that consist of going to working, returning home, putting dinner on the table, going to bed and staring the same routine again the next day.  

However it is my belief that there should be more to life than just having to provide for our necessities. In order to live a full balance health life we need outlets to recharge our engines. For many people because of their economic situation they do not believe that this is possible.

The YLD Project to me means finding inexpensive, creative and resourceful things to do regardless of an individual’s economic situations that will enhance their quality of life.

 

Pat, YLD Member

 

To me, The YLD Project refers to enjoying all of the pleasures of life and doing so inexpensively.  It connotes living a lifestyle of value (LOVe).  Everything that we enjoy and need in life can be secured at a deal and everyone loves a deal.  People like value.  Deals will vary depending on the purchasers’ means and therefore getting the most out of your life daily will have very different connotations for different people.   Getting the best out of life means getting more for your money. The YLD project and community puts everything on the table, the site and movement seems to be a potential source of value. We’ll see.

 

Morris, YLD Member

 

Growing up in a modest home with hard working parents that could never afford a vacation, I quickly figured out who are the haves and who are the have-nots.

 This meant making due with less and cherishing it. But as you grow older you meet new people and go through different experiences, you learn that there are ways to get the best things out of life even if you weren’t born with the proverbial silver spoon or don’t hit the lotto. You just have to know where to look. A college roommate of mine who was wise beyond his years once told me to work smarter, not harder. And that always stuck in my head…

So in essence that is what YLD means to me. Work smart at finding ways to get the best out of life within my means. You can have caviar dreams on a sardine budget and still get your freaking caviar. You just have to get your hustle on and find like-minded individuals who also want to get the best out of life.  

 Nothing scares the powers that be more than when folks unite for a cause. That’s why the “Occupy” movement made the news, that’s why presidents get elected, they unite a group of people for a common cause, whether it was “Reaganomics” or “change for Hope”… Whether you agree with either of those, they both rallied enough people to win.

 Hell, that’s why people love the movie Fight Club. When a bunch of people put their minds together there’s no telling what they can accomplish. In this case, living our lives to the fullest without breaking our banks is the movement YLD is starting. And I want to be in the front lines… getting my caviar.

 

RM, YLD Member

 

This new YLD community is definitely intriguing to me. From what I can tell the movement  gives people like myself (hard working, goal oriented folk) the ability to live well within their means, by targeting your available resources to yield the greatest impact.  Giving us the luxury to experience life on our own terms. My life is about choosing the experiences and cultivating the relationships that matter most to me. Typically, most people devote all of their time and energy to pursue work, career, or resources to afford the life they want. Only to realize that they don’t have the time to enjoy the fruits of their labor.  The YLD movement is born from the realization that happiness is not specifically tied to wealth but lives in the moments, experiences and connections we make within ourselves and with our loved ones.  Having the time and opportunity to live in these moments is more valuable than trying to afford a lifestyle that ultimately will not make us happy. This notion is reflected in the emergence of movements like the tiny house movement, the living simply movement and the living your best life now movement.It is our connections that enable our humanity. Figuring out how to live well without sacrificing ourselves and the relationship we hold dear is the true treasure. YLD is mechanism whereby we empower, enable, and show you how to live your best life, follow your dreams and discover true happiness. It’s time to enjoy life now!

 

Rich, YLD Member 

 

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