Vicarious - felt or enjoyed
through imagined participation
in the experience of others: a vicarious thrill.
What a concept! What possibility!
To live vicariously through others allows one to dream,
experience and live as they might not do on their own.
You can live vicariously through movies, tabloids, blogs, and other media.
You can live vicariously through friends, family and those around you.
You can live vicariously through books, dreams, even rumors.
Vicarious living can be entertaining.
It can give us an escape.
It can be healthy if not overused.
It can also gives us an excuse.
An excuse not to live our own lives.
Make our own magic.
Have our own happy ending.
Vicarious living has caused stagnation in my life.
I am realizing that now.
I have spent much of my time on this planet imagining I had the life of someone else.
As a child I lived vicariously as a way to survive.
As a young adult, it was a way to dream and imagine the possibility of my life.
Even now I spend time on other blogs imagining how amazing it must feel to create,
to succeed, to get published,
to own land, to do any of the things I wish and desire to do.
Silly me! All the time and energy I spent living vicariously
could have been spent creating exactly the life I want!
Of course I didn't always know what I wanted.
I learned a lot about what attracts me,
what moves me and what I desire through watching others.
From now on I vow to use observation
to get inspired
NOT to live vicariously.
no more excuses
no more fears
I vow to live my life.
full of action
full of love
full of passion
How about you? Are you ready to live?
If you haven't already, start your journey today.
I dare you!