Different people give different meanings to define life. Some cite life as a Journey, others say it a struggle; for some, life is meaningless, the rest believe it a ludo-game; a group among them call life a dream and the others speak of it as a problem that everyone is busy to solve.

In general, everyone sees life as per their own perspectiv. To me, I feel life is the name of smile, making others happy and it is a mystery.

Amidst the difference opinions of people about life, a great many people, for a while, get confused of what actually the life itself is. And then they attempt to do good deeds so as to give their life a meaning, and end up with internal satisfaction which they believe the life is; to helping out others.

Erich Fromm defined, “There is only one meaning of life, the act of living itself.”

Majority of people do believe that life is full of difficulties and unbearable problems which have snitched their happiness and made them far from comfort zone. Everyone complains in either way: because the life they want to live in seems different from their own perspectives and live uncomfortably.

How you define the life depends upon your own experiences of past and expectations for the future. Whether you name it a long journey with or without a destination, a game that nobody knows who wins, a dream to be fulfilled or unfulfilled or a problem to be solved.

A great personality has nicely said, “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

What people define as problems in life are not problems but resistance to what did not happen for them. Life is a flow but there are people who want it in their ways; their ways refer to their high expectations. Life is something to flow on like a river flows. I can never be on your ways or expectations. It is always what it is and accept it the way it is and be the way it is.

In fact, we just get one life which we need to experience other than misusing it with things that are not as important as they appear to be. When life has shadowed with desires and thoughts, go on. There is a picture of life that cannot be seen until the thoughts and feelings are put down. And that picture is life.

I always remember a question which makes me to think about my real existence: “Who am I and why do I actually exist in this universe?” When I get to answer my question, I feel like living and loving the life to the fullest.

It forces me to find out the real me and motivates me to have expectations to live the life with forgetting the death. It wakes me up to be a supportive pillar for the humanity and live to contribute for them instead of being greedy or a problem for them. That sentence is uttered by Muneeba Mazari, “Don’t die before your death.”

And we should live like Buddha who quoted: “Desire is the leading noise that is hard to calm down.” Any worries human beings have; the only cause is desire and the fear or doubt. Buddha himself spent seven years in search for enlightenment. When he finally got it, he started living the reality that everybody should face, not escape.

Carl Jung once said, “I am not what happens to me but what I choose to be.” It simply means, in life you do not become what happens to you, it is only the matter of choosing, what you choose out of what happens to you. Life is yours. Whatever you make it whether a ride, journey or whatever name is proper. But remember, life is just life and everyone experiences this reality; it depends upon you whether your life has a life or you are alive as a dead body.

Most importantly, live each day as if it is your last and breathe in every moment. As Jonny Depp said, “Celebrate every moment; celebrate every breath, because life is a bird song.”

On the other hand, if someone desires something; he/she needs to struggle for its accomplishment. Likewise, the primary move of a distinguished life is growing out of your comfort zone.

Assuredly, there is nothing bigger than to leave your comfort zone for accomplishing success and an illustrious life. So as to make the most of your life and career, dare yourself.

You cannot even justify an element of your dreams through penetrating towards the comfort zone. Where there is haven there is not anything; compelling you to rise the occasion of exploiting your potentials. Everyone wishes to have a comfortable lifestyle while hard work appears boring. Since, we human beings want everything in free cost; however it is not the rule of nature. Nothing is gotten without leaving the comfort zone even we cannot get a glass of water without working for it.

According to Newton’s third law of motion, “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” So, for attaining something, we have to compromise something. By leaving the comfort zone we come to know who we are, what we want and what is the purpose of life.

If we throw a glance over history of wealthy personalities, we get that hard work is the mother of success. In Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” book the young shepherd Santiago struggles hard with the aim to find the treasure.

Eventually, when he comes to the end of his journey, he finds his treasure in the same place where he started from: nevertheless, the thing that he left was his comfort zone.

With that in mind, another writer Neale Donald Walsh reminds us “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” So, without leaving the comfort zone distinguished life seems apart from you. Live the life the way you love the most.

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Shakeel Phullan is a student of Law at University of Turbat and a part time teacher at DELTA. Awais N. Bahar is a former teacher at DELTA.