November 8, 2012

Not A Model Mantra - Dimmed, but not off

I remember once on vacation, my uncle told me that I didn't seem lively enough for my age. I guess sometimes when my energy is low, people can notice that the light is slightly dimmed. It's a feeling of neutrality towards everything, rather than a concrete strong emotion.

I read this quote the other day and thought it was a nice reminder on that whole thing people like to call living:

"Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."- Ernest Hemingway

Also, apologies for the lack of posts. I've had the blurriest of days lately. It's been a lot of early, early rising, late, late office evenings, finishing up projects and prepping for a slight career change. After a week that has kept me in a constant state of inner buzzing, I will definitely take Hems advice on the really sleeping. 



  1. This is by far my favourite quote you have posted!! I agree with it 150%!

  2. Love this post - your mantras are always an inspiration for my week ahead!