50 Words to Your Dreams Chapter 39 Life by Michael George Knight

Chapter 39: Life

The dictionary defines the word life as the condition that distinguishes people, animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death. We find ourselves here on this planet in this culture living a life. Why, when and how life came about will probably never be 100% answered, but the reality is you exist right here right now 100% living in the flesh. So the question you should ask is “what is the meaning for my existence and what should I do with this one life I have?” For everyone who asks this question to themselves will have individual answers that is unique to them. Everyone’s life is different to everyone else’s life and its your duty to live your own unique life in the fashion of your choosing.


Contemplate your existence here on earth and really think deeply on how finite your life is. Think about what you want to be, what you want to do, what you want to see, what you want to achieve and what do you want to create. Think of the person you want to be remember as and think about the contribution your life can have on others.



At some point in the future someone else is going to write your obituary, an account of the person you were, the life you lived, your accomplishments and the people you loved and loved you. This exercise of writing your own obituary when you are alive will bring you clarity on the person you want to become, the life you want to live, the accomplishments you want to achieve, your loving life partner, the family you have or want to create, the friends you enjoyed life with and the people you want to touch. Writing a paragraph that sums up your whole life before you die will also give more meaning to your life as it’s a reminder that we are not here forever, there is an end point for your life. Your legacy will continue to live on depending on the legacy that you leave. Life continues and life moves on, people will miss you and people will forget you. Don’t let your obituary say you didn’t live, go out and live, live your life on your own terms. There is an old Italian Proverb that says, “At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.”



Your life right now is an accumulation of your past. It was a time that once was and never will be again, with thoughts of past, scars of the past, objects from the past, the past does somewhat exist in the present even thou people say the past does not exist. We are all affected from our past because it is the life we have lived that has made the person you are today. The future you will be a product of the current you and current you can be anything you wish to be, the choice is in your hands everyday. Everyday you wake up and you can choose a different direction for your life and set a better sail to blow you a new destination. Don’t waste your time looking back on what you have lost. Move on, life is not meant to be travelled backwards and don’t live in the past lane. Be aware of the present and know it’s a gift, every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, life you have on earth is a blessing.



Life is a comparison to many things, here are some quotes on life is like…

  • Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from negatives. And if things don’t turn out, take another shot. (Unknown)
  • Life is like a piano. The white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also make music. (Unknown)
  • Life is like a roller coast. It has its ups and downs, but it’s your choice to either scream or enjoy the ride. (Unknown)
  • Life is like an elevator. Sometimes, on your way up, you have to stop and let some people off. (Unknown)
  • Life is like an ice-cream cone, you either lick it or it drips on your shoes. (Mike Porter)
  • Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. (Samuel Butler)
  • Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. (Albert Einstein)



  • A high-quality life starts with a high-quality you. (Cheryln Richardson)
  • A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. (James Allen)
  • All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • All of life is in a constant state of change. (Buddhism)
  • And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. (Abraham Lincoln)
  • At some point in their lives, most people become aware that there is not only birth, growth, success, good health, pleasure, and winning, but also loss, failure, sickness, old age, decay, pain and death. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Everyone that has walked the earth is dead; everyone walking the earth will eventually die. This is a fact of life, so live your life to your full potential because you’re not here forever. (Unknown)
  • Get off the bench and step into the game of life. (Anthony Robbins)
  • God asks no man whether he will accept life. This is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how. (Henry Ward Beecher)
  • He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  • High drama is the order of the day, that’s what makes life so unique and challenging, so much opportunity, a chance for fortune and a chance for failure. (Jim Rohn)
  • Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. (Chief Seattle)
  • I promise you this: at the end of your days, you will discover that the things you now perceive to be the big things in your life will be seen as little things, and all those things that you now believe to be the little things, you will realize were really the big things. (Robin Sharma)
  • I think I’ve discovered the secret of life you just hang around until you get used to it. (Charles M. Schulz)
  • In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. (Robert Frost)
  • It is important to except nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. (Ram Dass)
  • It is not length of life, but depth of life. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • It is the voyage and the adventures on the way that count, not the arrival itself. (Constantine Cavafy)
  • Life has many chapters. One bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s the end of the book. (Jim Rohn)
  • Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. (Les Brown)
  • Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. (Charles R. Swindoll)
  • Life is a circle of happiness, sadness, hard times and good times. If you are going through hard times have faith that good times are on the way. (Unknown)
  • Life is a delicate maneuver of selection, rejection, review and change. Each person entering our world brings either a contribution or destruction. (Jim Rohn)
  • Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. (Sholom Aleichem)
  • Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. (Danny Kaye)
  • Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. (Ernest Holmes)
  • Life is a process of accumulation. We either accumulate the debt or the value, the regret or the equity. (Jim Rohn)
  • Life is a series of ever-changing and shifting circumstances and experiences. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself. (Unknown)
  • Life is always now. Your entire life unfolds in this constant now. Even past or future moments only exist when you remember or anticipate them, and you do so by thinking about them in the only moment there is: this one. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult, once we truly understand and accept it, then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters. (Les Brown)
  • Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing. (Helen Keller)
  • Life is made up of situations and circumstances calling for ‘yeses’ and ‘noes’. The person who negotiates his way through life successfully learns to use each in its proper place. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Life is managed; it is not cured. Learn to take charge of your life. (Phil McGraw)
  • Life is not a problem to be solved, nor a question to be answered. Life is a mystery to be experienced. (Alan Watts)
  • Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing. (Oscar Wilde)
  • Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity. (Jim Rohn)
  • Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
  • Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. (Confucius)
  • Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. (John Gardner)
  • Life is the dancer, and you are the dance. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others. Not realizing that everyone has a different question paper. (Unknown)
  • Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what’s happening out there. It’s how you take it that counts. (Denis Waitley)
  • Life is too short to worry about what others say or think about you. Have fun and give them something to talk about. (Unknown)
  • Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. (John Lennon)
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. (George Bernard Shaw)
  • Life isn’t happening to you; life is responding to you. (Rhonda Byrne)
  • Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we may as well dance. (Jeanne C. Stein)
  • Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you just might miss it. (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Movie)
  • Man ordinarily functions out of the past and life goes on changing. Life has no obligation to fit with your conclusions. (Osho)
  • My life is a performance for which I was never given the chance to rehearse. (Jack Collis)
  • My life is my message. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. (Brendan Gill)
  • Nothing is permanent. This is the hardest message life has to teach because what it says is: your joy is transient; your anguish is transient, your fortune, your home, your dream, your moments of great ecstasy, your moments of great insight, and your moments of great empowerment. Everything is flowing through your hands at the moment that you are aware of it. (Terence McKenna)
  • People change. Love hurts. Friends leave. Things go wrong. But just remember that life goes on. (Unknown)
  • Risk is your security in life. (Paul Arden)
  • Rule your life, life goes quickly, and the clock is ticking. (Shakespeare)
  • Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. (Og Mandino)
  • Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing. No one to blame. (Erica Jong)
  • The answer to the good life lies in becoming more than we currently are so that we can attract more than we currently have. (Jim Rohn)
  • The best things in life are not things. (Art Buchwald)
  • The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. (Tom Bodett)
  • The essence of life is opportunity mixed with difficulty. (Jim Rohn)
  • The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. (William James)
  • The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death. ( M. Forster)
  • The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. (Alan Watts)
  • The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems. (Bruce Lee)
  • The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. (Pablo Picasso)
  • The really important thing is not to live, but to live well. And to live well meant, along with more enjoyable things in life, to live according to your principles. (Socrates)
  • The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • The secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for. (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  • The true test of a man is not his word, but his life. (Dexter Yager)
  • The unexamined life is not worth living. (Socrates)
  • This is the message of your life and my life – it’s that nothing lasts. Heraclitus said it: Panta Rhei. All flows, nothing lasts. Not your enemies, not your fortune, not who you sleep with at night, not the books, not the house in Saint-Tropez, not even the children – nothing lasts. To the degree that you avert your gaze from this truth, you build the potential for pain into your life. Everything is this act of embracing the present moment, the felt presence of experience, and then moving on to the next felt moment of experience. It’s literally psychological nomadism is what it is. (Terence McKenna)
  • To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. (Reba McEntire)
  • We do things to escape the stillness and nothingness of life, but we also be and chi to escape the busyness of life. (Michael George Knight)
  • We’re living in the most empowering age in human history. (Terence McKenna)
  • What matters most in life is not days but moments. (Unknown)
  • When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow. (Shauna Niequist)
  • When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say “why me” say “try me.” (Unknown)
  • When something goes wrong in your life, just yell “Plot twist” and move on. (Unknown)
  • When thinking about life remember this: No amount of guilt can solve the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future. (Unknown)
  • You are the designer of your destiny, you are the author of your life and you write your own story. The pen is in your hand and the outcome is whatever you choose. (Rhonda Byrne)
  • You can have anything in life if you just help enough people get what they want. (Zig Ziglar)
  • You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
  • Your attention please. No one is coming to save you. This life of yours is 100% your responsibility. (Unknown)
  • Your life is a perfect reflection of you. (Grant Tappe)
  • Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. (Joseph Campbell)


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Chapter 39: Life

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