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Being Alive{Inspirational Quote}

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People say that what we’re seeking is a meaning for life.
I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking.
I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive,
so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.

~Joseph Campbell~

The words below, have been my “pick me up” for a very long time. Not only do they lift up my mood but also my spirit. I am instantly in another parallel world where all is just simply beautiful. When you read or hear them you will know too. These words describe whatΒ  I exactly feel is the RAPTURE of BEING ALIVE as Campbell above states it so beautifully πŸ™‚

Lyrics to “I’m Alive” by Celine Dion

Mmmmm … Mmmmm …
I get wings to fly
Oh, oh … I’m alive … Yeah

When you call on me
When I hear you breathe
I get wings to fly
I feel that I’m alive

When you look at me
I can touch the sky
I know that I’m alive

When you bless the day
I just drift away
All my worries die
I’m glad that I’m alive

You’ve set my heart on fire
Filled me with love
Made me a woman on clouds above

I couldn’t get much higher
My spirit takes flight
‘Cause I am alive

When you call on me
(When you call on me)
When I hear you breathe
(When I hear you breathe)
I get wings to fly
I feel that I’m alive
(I am alive)

When you reach for me
(When you reach for me)
Raising spirits high
God knows that…

That I’ll be the one
Standing by through good and through trying times
And it’s only begun
I can’t wait for the rest of my life

When you call on me
(When you call on me)
When you reach for me
(When you reach for me)
I get wings to fly
I feel that…

When you bless the day
(When you bless, you bless the day)
I just drift away
(I just drift away)
All my worries die
I know that I’m alive

I get wings to fly
God knows that I’m alive

What does “Being Alive” mean to you?

with love Zeenat

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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

39 thoughts on “Being Alive{Inspirational Quote}

  1. This is one of my most favorite songs too…. πŸ™‚ In this world going in all messy directions and getting chaotic, isn’t it a joy that I’m alive and blissful! Thanks to the blessings of God and the company of good friends like you…. We are all blessed!

    • HI Vijay,
      So nice of you to include me in your blessed group of friends. The world is certainly a beautiful place..and living ..truly living is really blissful.
      Thank you for your lovely comment πŸ™‚

  2. Inspiring and thought provoking post. Being alive is to enjoy each day to the fullest. Cherish moments with family and friends. Do the best we can to enjoy life…I like the song “Im Alive by Celine Dion, wonderful song and it shows what alive means…Thank you Zeenat for the happy article, much enjoyed.

    • HI Zuzanna,
      You said it perfectly…enjoy each day tot he fullest and cherish all the great moments…..how can life be anything but beautiful then πŸ™‚
      Glad you liked this post. Thank you fro your sweet comment πŸ™‚

  3. So inspiring with great thought post .every moment is important and valuable for us so keep smiling and working on your goal and responsibilities.
    Thank you zeenat.
    All the best

    • HI Kripa,
      So glad you liked this post. Live life and in life each moment to the fullest…such an uplifting thought isnt it πŸ™‚
      Thank you fro your lovely comment πŸ™‚ Hope to see you here again.
      All the best to you too πŸ™‚

  4. Awesome lyrics Zeenat! They do seem extremely uplifting and energizing.

    And that quote you put on contains so much truth. People usually live a mislead life simply because they try to find meaning. But the truth is that we live to create meaning instead of finding it. Finding meaning would be…meaningless, as looking for something only implies it isn’t here.

    Meanings are everywhere and everything, all we have to do is to accept and appreciate what we have and what we can do with our lives.

    Steven

    • Steven, ….’live to create meaning’….now thats so good…I cant tell you how good…
      I might write a whole series on how good that is.
      Learning to accept and appreciate what we have..and what life offers…is the best way to live in the now..and make the most of this beautiful life.
      Thank you steven oh philosophical one..as always πŸ˜‰

  5. Hi Zeenat,
    I love this quote by Joseph Campbell, and the song/video/lyrics you have along with it just really do help to bring that quote to life! This is so great!!

    To me, being alive means feeling like I am flying…or like I am connecting with my bliss. That’s a word I really am feeling right now – “bliss”. When I am at that spot, or really maybe going down that path of bliss – life just feels right and good – and alive!

    • HI Lance,
      I have that same feeling like flying feeling when I feel alive…and yes Bliss is certainly the perfect word. Life and all things in it can be blissfull if we are truly alive!
      Thank you fro your lovely comment lance. I love your encouragement always.

  6. Hi Zeenat,

    I so much love Joseph Campbell. He was such an amazing man who truly loved life and his work. This quote was totally awesome as were the lyrics that you shared.

    As for what being alive means to me…the best way for me to describe it is when I feel so full of love that I am aware of how everything around me is a part of me. The intensity of the love is so immense, I could explode from the joy of it. To me, that is being alive. It is the best feeling in the world.

    • WOw Nadia,
      All things and everything love…wow I love this definition of being alive so much. It is truly the best feeling int he world.
      Thank you fro you lovely comment πŸ™‚

  7. Dearest Zeenat,

    I love this quote and couldn’t agree more. In fact I think we get waylaid and can actually miss Life or waste Life when we put all our focus on “What is the meaning of Life?” As opposed to getting in and simply LIVING Life as fully and abundantly as we can. Not that we can’t explore but we need to make sure we don’t lose sight of the experience of Life.

    I also think it is not Death that we fear, but rather we fear not living. So yes, live as much as we possibly can, every moment.

    Love to you dear one,
    Robin

    • HI Robin,
      I agree with you completely. LIving is far better than trying to find reason to live!
      And death should be a motivator for living!!
      Thank you dearest RObin for your lovely thoughts.
      Lots of love to you.

  8. Hi Z

    You say; ” I am instantly in another parallel world where all is just simply beautiful.”

    May our parallel worlds become our reality, our daily life and then there is no seperation between where we are right now and this parallel world.
    May that become a constant.

    Love Wilma.

  9. Ah, the experience of being ALIVE! Truly wonderful πŸ™‚ I’ve had some moments of those, and they’re worth an eternity. I also love the song of Celine.

  10. Hi Zeenat, I loved the Joseph Campbell quote thanks for sharing that. Also I have never heard that song before, it’s quite uplifting thanks for sharing it.

  11. Hi Zeenat, loved the Joseph Campbell quote. The lyrics to this song are very uplifting and positive. You are showing more and more of yourself with your posts Zeenat and that is great, thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Steven,
      I suppose am getting more and more comfortable with blogging itself….hence the ME is coming out πŸ™‚
      I am so glad you liked the Quote. Thank you for your lovely comment πŸ™‚

  12. When I read the Joseph Campbell quote, it reminded me of the big difference between thinking about life versus living life. The simple act of “being,” which offers us all we’ll ever need and so much more. By simply taking a breath, and using our senses, which God gifted us at birth, we can know the rapture of being alive. In this moment… Right now… Nothing else needed. Heart beating, senses sensing, life happening…
    Brilliant!

    Love & joy, my beautiful friend!

    • Hi My Joyful Angel,
      That last line…now thats BEING ALIVE….heart beating, senses sensing, life happening…so simply superb..I feel that line so in my core. Thank you fro your beautiful words. Youre going to a be a bestselling author someday πŸ™‚
      Lots of love to you too:)

  13. Beautiful! Beautiful pick Zeenat. Inspiring and uplifting. It remains me of the saying when there’s life there’s hope, so let’s all be grateful for being alive ….. can’t make changes when their no life….Thank God .. πŸ™‚

    • HI Fatima,
      Am so glad you liked this post πŸ™‚
      Thank god we are indeed living..but lets all ask god to give us the understanding to actually LIVE it! πŸ™‚

  14. Loved your thoughts and post as always friend!
    Wanted to share this with you… sorry if it’s long…

    Last Tue. is a perfect example of being alive to me. I hope you don’t mind the share…

    Tue.. I went to the hospital and held a tiny little baby just born that day. Named Autumn Marie. Her mom was the friend of my oldest daughter’s at one time. I recently found out she just lost her mom. As every women knows you need a mom when you have your first baby. Being ill myself.. all I could think is … I would want someone there for my daughter if I could not be there.

    So.. standing there .. holding little Autumn my mind wandered to my youngest Emily. It seems like just yesterday I was the one in hospital bed, cuddling her close. But… as soon as I left the hospital I was to leave and say goodbye. You see my youngest had just gotten married, and was leaving for Ft Drum in Ny. More then 2000 miles away, for 15 months. It will be the first time we have ever been apart.

    Standing there holding Autumn, I was stuck with the cycle of life. How things really do come full turn. My daughter’s childhood was over… but this little life was just beginning. As my daughter’s new life was also beginning.

    Sad that Autumn’s grandmother could not be there for her… also made me realize what a wonderful gift life is. That no matter what struggles, changes or difficulties you face. There will be another day, another wonder, and another smile… as long as you open yourself up to happiness instead of getting bogged down in the sad and negative.

    The important things in life to me.. are the feelings and memories that you share with those you love. For those are things that can truly never be taken away from you.

    I am thankful for you! πŸ™‚

    • oh moon, you made my heart melt with that story. Its so lovely that you share such a loving and deep bond with your daughter. Going apart after so long is hard…but whats important..is that you wil be together in spirit..thinking about each other and praying for each other.
      And the best part about life nd living…memories are always ALIVE and with you.
      I am thankful to you for being here..and sharing your thoughts. Thank you thank you πŸ™‚
      Lots of love πŸ™‚

  15. I love this song. You did a wonderful job with lifting up the day!

  16. Hi Zeenat,
    Wonderful quote…for me being alive is so many things…right now, if I close my eyes…it is feeling the rising and falling of my chest and belly as i breathe….the warmth of the air from our lovely pellet stove…the angelic faces of my daughters staring at me from an old photo from when they were very young right in my view (my eyes are open now) My cat at my feet and my dog on the floor next to me. Being Aiive is this feeling of comfort and safety and certainty that my live is filled with loving family and friends and God’s Presence always. I don’t know that this is a description of rapture, but it is what it feels like to be alive in this moment…and that’s plenty for me.
    Laura

  17. Hi Zeenat!
    How beautiful – and I love that song – it was on my video blog last month and it’s one of my favorites.

    Each morning when I wake, I thank God for another day! I am so grateful to be alive I don’t want to blow it by being anything but loving and joyous!

  18. Hi Zeenat,
    Great song, great lyrics. I am glad you have a phrase that picks you up when you want it-it’s wonderful!

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  20. Hi Zeenat,
    I never heard this song or saw the video. Thanks for sharing! I love feeling this feeling…gratitude always does it for me.

    Thanks for helping me to grow!

  21. and the rapture is right here when the seeking is dropped. Thanks for a very inspirational quotation and song!

  22. Great quote and amazing song. Thanks Zeenat!

  23. Hello there and thank you so much for posting this inspirational quotation, delightful image and thoughtful video. I’m a cancer survivor so to me me every day is a wonderful gift worthy of celebration.

  24. I am alive!! Thanks God! What a precious gift our life truly is, thanks for reminding us about it Zeenat!