On the Art of Living

The art of living a joyously successful and meaningful life has many beautiful definitions. The art you choose could be in your ability to learning how to hold on and let go. It could be your joyfully living each precious moment to its fullest, not living in the past or over-focused on the future. It is about living now. It may be in your realization of the beauty and value of our differences and what they bring to each other and life. Your art may be in the expression of joyous optimism and positive attitude. It may be in a life of continuous learning and growth that opens your eyes to undreamed of possibilities and visions of new realities. Or, very simply, it may be smiling at all that life’s situations and challenges offer and finding love and learning in experiencing them.

James Michener writes, “The masters in the art of living make little distinction between their work and their play, their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body, their information and their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence at whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them, they are always doing both.” In all that you are and do, may you live life to its fullest in pursuing your life’s purpose and meaning. May you remember the wise counsel of S.N. Goenka, “One learns the art of dying by learning the art of living: how to become master of the present moment.” Choose to be a master in the art of living, a role model to all, and live every precious moment to its fullest.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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1 Response to On the Art of Living

  1. Jack Beach says:

    Mike,
    You clearly are the master artist “in the expression of joyous optimism and positive attitude.” Thanks for sharing it so generously. I, and I am sure all your readers, have, and continue to, benefit from it. You have helped me be a better person.

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