Stop living like a Zombie

crossroads, traffic lights, motivation, life
Another head hangs lowly
child is slowly taken,
and the violence caused such silence,
who are we mistaken.
What’s in your head, in your head,
zombie. zombie, zombie.
These profound words make up the lyrics of Irish rock band, The Cranberries, when they sang their all time hit song, Zombie. Check out the Youtube video of the song.
Do we realize how much of our lives is just blurring past us in the pursuit of our desires, wants, popularity and wealth? Everyday, the same routine, from 9 to 5 we work like a zombie. Although there might not be a dearth of funds or wealth but still we end up dissatisfied. It’s almost like a vicious cycle which very few people are able to escape which brings us to the question; how can you live life in this manner? How to live more freely, enjoying the small joys and accomplishments of life?
The solution is quite simple. Generally, people don’t realize, that the solutions to life’s problems lies in simplicity and not complicating things even further. We must understand that there comes a time in our lives, when we have to stop, stand and take a good look at how far you have come and take stock of the situation. It’s just like standing at a crossroads with the traffic lights on; you stop at the red light, wait during the light turns saffron and then go when it turns green. Similarly, one should develop their own traffic signals in their lives, to monitor their progress through all those years.
stop, wait, get ready, go, traffic signal
In life, we must build our own, personal traffic signal to guide us.
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41 thoughts on “Stop living like a Zombie

  1. I agree, simplicity is something that we all need. But we tend to make things complex. And this approach of traffic lights is good. I think we have to set a standard of what's too much and what we need. At the end of the day, we want happiness…

  2. Thanks for dropping by Fizz 🙂
    Yes, it is quite evident in front of our eyes and yet we miss out on the most granted things.
    So, have you built your own internal traffic light system?

    Keep visiting 🙂

  3. Welcome to my blog and thanks for the feedback Farah 🙂
    Quite an idea you have given, tuning things in and out of frequency should also solve many problems.

    Keep visiting 🙂

  4. Simplicity, yeah I totally agree. Human have an innate capability of making things complicated like hell. A lot of problems of stress, dis-satisfaction, loneliness can be curb if we learn how to find joy in small things. Love life as it is, stand out for what we feel is right! Nice post, take care !

  5. totally agree!
    I now practice living life in simplicity.. sometimes it's too hard to make it but if you have that will and you have those signals to follow you will definitely make it. Thanks for reminding me. Thank you for this blog.

  6. very nicee post…wonderful thought… and loved the message conveyed :)… its definately useful and will try to slowly execute it. Thanks for sharing such awakening thoughts.

  7. I am all for decluttering and simplifying one's life. It is hard to shed off the trappings but one we do we can enjoy so much peace of mind that we actually start living.

  8. Welcome to my blog 🙂
    Thank you very much for the feedback 🙂
    Yes, it is difficult living in this manner but the rewards are plenty and outnumbers the obstacles and hurdles.
    Keep visiting 🙂

  9. Oh my !
    Two awards in a single post !
    This is too good. Thank you very much for this award, I'm humbled by this gesture of yours Indu 🙂
    I will soon post a reply to it 🙂

  10. Hi there Jay!!
    Am terribly sorry for being so late at visiting you blog but am so glad I finally did it…
    I love that song so much!! And truly we have reduced ourselves to the status of lifeless zombies…machines which work like a pendulums…monotonous, set to a definite motion. Very well written. Following you now.
    Best Wishes
    Dreams n Drama

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