The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines life as a noun. It goes on to say it is “a:the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body b: a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings.” If there is a “quality” that distinguishes us from being “dead” that quality lies in choosing to live life as a verb.
The meaning of life is only truly defined by what is important to each of us as individuals. There is not one ‘singular’ definition. Life is what we breathe into it. It can be dormant and bland or full of sparkle and excitement. It can be merely existing and responding or full of vitality and passion. We can let life pass us by unconscious to the possibilities that present themselves each day or we can live with conscious awareness knowing that there is growth, change and endless possibilities. Life is what you want it to be and you can live it as a noun or a VERB.
Breathe life into your life!
Engaging in life is what breaths life into it. Bring your passion and purpose to the forefront and create from that vibration. Seeing what you are passionate about come to life by creating it moves you beyond your fears and fills your heart with new purpose. Think about those things you’ve created in the past which left you feeling fulfilled. If you created something amazing in the past, trust in your ability to do it again. You know in your heart what breathes life into your life. Follow your heart and it will lead you to places unimaginable because what you decide to bring into being today opens doors to other opportunities.
BEing is not passive!
Engaging in life means engaging with yourself first. The state of being-ness is not merely sitting in a chair void of life and thought. In fact it’s just the opposite. It is a time of discovery, consciousness and healing. It is a time for facing your perceived fears, moving past them and feeling what YOU are feeling. It is a time to bring your spirit to life and listen to your inner self. It is a time for more of who you are as divine being to come in allowing body and spirit to live and work together. Can you envision what could be created when your body and spirit are in harmony? Imagine if you will what it would be like if you looked inside yourself to find answers as much as you look for them outside. All your answers lie within you and all it takes are a few quiet moments to listen.
Breathe new life into your life! Decide now, in this very moment to live life as a verb. Engage in life by turning your attention within and listening to your inner guidance. Shed the layers of responsiblity heaped on you by others which you have carried with you for years. Move past your fears and connect with your vitality and purpose. Live with the excitement and joy brought forth by breathing life into your life! Life is a verb…engage!~Shine Your Light Debbie
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2 thoughts on “Life is a Verb”
I admit that even writing this I have had a hard time using verbs to explain myself. It seems that we use nouns and adjectives more than verbs (primarily using is and are), which is a shame. I think it is related to an object-relations approach to life, including spirituality, where I think it is the most problematic – considering that the spirit is not really an object (or a noun) and in my opinion neither is body (until you die that is). Being (moving) cannot be separated from any other aspect of self, but since analysis of component parts of objects/mechanisms is the predominant method of speaking these days it is inevitable that people believe we are “made up” of a spirit, a body, a mind, in which there is a property of life, rather than thinking that we embody dynamic, inter-related processes.
I do appreciate you bringing to my attention that language can influence thinking, and an inflexibility of language can create inflexible thinking, actually guiding belief and limiting choice.
Thank you for sharing Ben! It really is interesting how much programming exisits. Of course I took artistic license with the usage but you got the point. Thanks again for your comment! 🙂