Yesterday I attended a workshop by Shivo on Personal Success and an amazing concept of “Living with Intensity” was covered. Here are some of my thoughts on it.
I have seen that as a first reaction intensity scares people. Why is that? Also is intensity about extreme emotions like anger, unbridled passion or something else.
To me living with intensity is not about rash highs but about silent underlying energy in how you live. It is about choosing to constantly choosing to experience life. Putting yourself in situations where you get to learn and explore. Where you get to question your beliefs or simply re-validate them.
Living intensely is about going beyond fear, making fear your friend in your life’s journey of exploration. It is about going beyond basic living and fully living.
The simplest and best phrase for it I have found is – ‘Work hard and Play Hard’. It is about doing whatever you do with full awareness and full presence in the now. So even if you are resting or relaxing you can do it intensely.
Do more Do more intensely and live your life fully!
PS: Some play with words and an attempt to define living intensely.
May be we can look at two definitions of Intensity. One which is “In” + “Tense” implying the person is in grip of a tension or stress. Essentially this is a nervous energy focused intensity.
Another way to look at it would be – ‘Intent’ + ‘Sense’. Essentially energy created by the intent to pursue what makes sense to you.