Explore, Dream, Discover ~ Mark Twain Quote

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain quote

This quote is well known… and rightfully so.

Lately, with all the twists and turns my life has taken, one thing that frequently comes to mind is that when I die, I want to be able to say that I truly “lived”. I don’t want to feel like I have wasted my life… it is a gift to be able to live and be truly living.

Even in simple things, I like to feel life… to make myself aware of the energy all around me and buzzing through me. No, in this moment, mania is not the cause. ;) I love how I feel, I love the changes that have taken place within me, I love that I love life.

Is life without pain? No. Everyday I endure a little pain without my babies, but I remind myself that they are happy, healthy, and full of unconditional love for me…and beautifully, I have reached a point where I can say the same about myself… I too am happy, healthy, and full of love.

Enjoy life my friends. Take risks you may not normally take. Do things that make you feel like you are living and thriving. Don’t allow time to be the enemy… do things now…

Even in the simple things, live. Feel the sun shining… the breeze against your skin… smile… and laugh. Laugh often. We have one life.

25 thoughts on “Explore, Dream, Discover ~ Mark Twain Quote”

  1. Proud of you. I think about you often and I am happy when I see your “updates”. Keep up the hard work. I know that rebuilding ones soul is exhausting and often difficult.


    1. Kharma, thank you very much for the kind words. It indeed can be exhausting to rebuild the soul… but one with such a beautiful outcome. I am glad you are enjoying my updates… I try to keep a positive attitude at all times. Not always easy, but it is being done.


  2. very good quote. i have something to add here. you could take in a metaphorical aspect too. for many years i would not set foot on an airplane due to mainly the fear of heights. then when 911 occurred that intensified it. about 8 years ago a classmate of mine suggested going on a cruise. that required required flying. i went on that cruise. though, that first flight i didn’t sit by the window. i’ve been on a couple of cruises and a trip to an island off the coast of venezuala for two weeks. here is my take. if i was on a plane, and it malfunctioned i’d be able to say that i was either about to have the time of my life or that i just did. experience the highs of life. there are risks to everything:)


    1. Yes! I am glad you were able to conquer that fear and take those cruises. That is a huge step for one to make. I fly all the time, and in the last few years. I do have to take a xanax and calm down, but I handle it really well other than that. I turn my flying experience into a “fun” adventure and spend the day willingly at the airports. LOL. I love looking in the shops and watching the people.


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