What It Means To Feel Alive

Historically speaking I’ve always been a very emotional human being.  That’s not a good thing or a bad thing.  It just is.  Experiencing the highest of highs and the lowest of lows inevitably leads me to one conclusion.  Every time.  It’s in these moments that I truly feel alive.  From the absolute thrill of exiting a plane at 10,000 ft to the agonizing pain of lost love (or in some cases…perceived lost love).  Some might say that endless joy and cavernous sorrow have nothing to do with each other.  I disagree.  I think they are inexplicably bound by the confines of the human experience (probably even the animal one too).  What would a life of only happiness or only sadness look like?  Dull.  Miserable.  Meaningless.  How could you ever have proper perspective if you had or could only feel one emotion?  How could you ever grow?  How could you ever become a better version of you?

There’s a stigma in the world that comes along with feelings of hurt, sadness, and grief.  People who care about you get worried.  They want you to snap out of it.  They offer advice, a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, or just quality time for a distraction.  All of these selfless actions are heroic in their own right.  But is it bad to feel pain?  I don’t think so.  Think of it like a work out.  When you’re working out and you start to feel pain do you immediately quit working out?  Yes?  Well then I think you missed the point.

Don’t get me wrong, I prefer to have more up days than down days.  But there’s an immense growing opportunity in facing all of your emotions head on instead of ignoring them, running away or shutting down.  It may take days, weeks, months or years, but if you look hard enough you will find your ‘aha’ moment when clarity shines it’s light through the fog.

Take a walk. Feel the feels. Do the work.  It’s worth it.

Make Today Amazing.

Let me know how I can serve you,

– Adam Walker

The King of The City


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