Sunday, September 14, 2014

You Are Renting Your Life. But...

You have just came into this world, you are a baby, a son or a daughter, then you grow up, you became somebody’s friend, but you have to study a lot, after that you marry, you have children, but you have to work a lot and so on. Maybe sometimes you just try to put some vacation in your busy schedule, just to have a break. Basically I guess this is a life; but all of what I have just written above show only one thing: you are an actor who from time to time change its role. I have to add: a role based on your duties!
I know for sure that everyday you are often busy doing your own things that you can forget the most important ones. It is like when a person has been always living in a house. They assume after so many years that the house is their own property, without realizing however, that they have just been renting it, and in the end they will have to leave that house. They knew they were renting, but the so called “everyday life” has caused them to forget they weren’t the owners.
With this metaphor I mean that too often people think to be the owners of their lives, but they don’t recognize that they are just renting it. Whether you like or not, you are a guest of your life. You can never be completely the owner of your life, but…….at least try! Everything will pass and goes, even you, so at least try to live a full life! Let’s see how. 
I start saying that you don’t have to be worry in vain, being brave will pay you back more than being worried; obviously not by chance, you also need the right amount of caution. But how can you recognize “the right dose” of courage and caution? Simple! When you feel that you have enough courage to begin and enough caution that doesn’t limit your dreams; but remember that both of them are necessary to you.
Then I can say that from certain point of view your life goes in one direction, because you have a time limit, so always go forward, don’t look back too much at your past if it gives you pain, just move on and look in front of you; don’t permit that your past experiences give you some complex, because in this way you won’t have a free mind able to make right choices; so you have to forget everything about your past? Of course not! And so what you should remember? Is in this way: if you have nice memories, something that you can consider a valuable experience, so bring them with you!
Is very good if you are a dynamic person, use your energy for good things, doesn’t mean that this must freak you out. Just learn how to channel your energy in the right directions. These things will make you accept better some changes that happens in your life. So try to discover your skills in order to realize your dreams. I know you have some important ones.  
I can say that working hard is an important characteristic that great achievers have. Good achievements are not just one step process, you have to work through many steps, obviously. To make every single step you need the right energy, preparation, passion and the right motivation. This can be a good recipe.
You must remember that of course in life you will encounter some obstacles. You will be able to overcome some of them if you put your right effort. You also need to deal with failures of course, but you have to be able to learn from those, don’t permit them to stop you. There are many turns in life, just as a street has, you need to know that a turn in life is not the end, on the contrary is the beginning of a new path. But not for this reason you have to make superficial decisions. You must always do everything that is possible to reach your target, to save a relationship, a love, a friendship. Without “the rhetoric” that if something finish you will do something better after; because this is obvious, this is a normal wish that everybody has. You can say this only after you have put all of your effort, then, after all of that if you will find a turn which looks like the end, is possible that if you go on, that street still continue for you and become better. 
At the beginning I was talking about a different topic, or at least apparently different. What did I mean? I just was mentioning the fact that you are living in a house without recognize that you are renting. I was just making one of my poetic metaphors, because all of that situation can be your life. You are even a guest of your own life! So, if your life is a rental, why have you got to put all of those efforts that I was talking about before? Just to be successful and to have more material things? In the end, nothing of what you have is truly yours!
I have a big reason to don’t give up, and I will tell you soon...

In Photo: "The Master" on the roof.


  1. Anonymous18:25

    You're right Luciano we all are actors, ones are marionets and other ones directors. We all have our roles, and somehow we are playing in somebodys performance. Maybe you are acting in my and I am acting in yours, sometimes you realize that you are always acting, with different people you are different, changing masks you start to forget who are you in real and which actor is real you, or are there still you. But for some people is really easier to act, cause they don't know how not to act. So people prefer to be merionettes cause they are affraid to do their choice they prefer to do what other gonna tell them to do, from side it seems that they don't have other choice but it's their choice, they want to live life like that.For some of us is really easier to rent something to live now,do now, risk now without planning something for tomorrow. Time to time we want or not we are looking back remebering things no matters it was good or bad things or moments, cause we can't live without past, we can't build future now without past, but it depends always what future we want to have. Better than it's now or better than it was, we want to have more money, more power, to whom we want better life for us? For somebody else? For our family? Are we at all planning to have a family?We all have time limit, we are not sure how long it is or it can be we are just guessing, we want to do sometimes so much, but it seems taht we gonna do so long, but if you won't try you never know how long it can take, we should never be affraid of our action. everybody knows that we here are temporarily, we can't stop time, so we must live we all have role,if we want we can change it but we must want it, we must have a target and reach it.

  2. Ciao! Hello! Even if I don't know who you are, I have an idea who you can be!
    Your existential questions are right, as well when you talk about life in terms of a role playing game. You have just given to me a lots of hints that I want to develop as soon as possible and I have to do that in some of my next posts. You still have a lot to learn but I can say that you are on the right path to reach your inner awareness. Thank you very much for your profound comment!

  3. Luciano,
    I really enjoy reading your writings! The way you present your concepts are in a very unique, and artsy manner - thank you for sharing such deep thoughts!
    With this post, I agree and disagree in some areas. I believe my life is not for rent. I, each and every one of us humans, are the creator of your own life. It is within each of us that we carry the most powerful source, tool, of all - our imagination! Whatever life I, we, imagine in our mind, we can surely live out. Like you said, through knowing what one wants and persistence you can live a purposeful life! Although our physical body is temporary, one can live on through the life they lived, and their way of thinking - if it is that great, great enough to impact many people, even the world! The mentality of many people lives on, a piece of them is within each of us, because the way they thought; Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi, MLK, Nelson Mandela, etc. - in that, one can live forever.
    When one is so in-tune with self and knows their purpose, one is then open and receptive to the people and things in life needed to achieve an intentional life. This is so important, because as you said, we do need others in life!
    I believe you, Luciano, are among these great people of life I have mentioned - and appreciate you knowing and sharing your thoughts, living out your passion and purpose!
    Until next time, Jessica C.

    1. Ciao Jessica, thank you very much for your words and your support. You are very nice. Actually you have just begun to talk about the second part that I was going to explain later; and I will! I see you have guessed some important topics but I can't anticipate here. It would be really too long; so I suggest you to take a look on my new post! Thank you again! Really!

  4. Anonymous14:02

    I agree with others. Really interesting article.
    The main problem of our daily.
    But why did you use the word "rent"? I think that people dont "rent" their own lifes. Another point is choice how to live your life. You want to live as your parents or society dictate you, or as you like. The same with whom to be. Many people don't assept themselfs and their own personality, because of a huge number of stereotypes. And there people need to have a strong character to stay yourself in any situatuation. Anyway Everybody make an conscious chose of whom to be and how to live.
    We can speak a lot about it, but only one of thousand can really do something and change it.

    1. Ciao Anonymous....But I know who you are! First of all thank you for your comment. I answer to your questions with pleasure.

      When I said "you are renting your life" of course I meant to say something of metaphoric, you know I am also a poet! In this way I am sure I can stimulate better your imagination, then other things that you can read aroud.
      In this case there are at least two "levels of meaning", one is more metaphysical, the other more materialistic. I believe that many people think to be the owner of their life, but is not like that, because:
      1)You rent your life because you dont live a full life, you dont truly know yourself and other people; consequently you are easily influenced by stereotypes of societies and you become a slave of all that.
      2)You rent your life because your are a guest of the World; you are just passing through here. One day, as far as possible, you will recognize that you couldn't "bring with you" all of those superficial stuff that you needed before. Most of the things that you have, they are not really yours.
      So if you are aware of those two points, when will arrive the time for you to leave your house, (because you are renting) everything you need will be just the most beautiful inner experiences of your life.

      Then you said that "everybody makes a conscious choice". I wish it was like that! This is one big problem of nowadays, that people oftent does not make conscious choices; (the funniest thing is that you can sometimes make the right one beside you are aware of it). I talk about human unconsciousness as well as its most common behavioural manifestation, can be everything, from conflict in relationship to war between nations. Such knowledge is important if not you would always end up being drawn back into "illusions". When I write I always want to show you how not to make that which is false in you into a personal problem. So to make the right decision you must first of all have a free mind, in this way you will be closer to be conscious of yourself, but remember that you are huge within, and I could say a lot about consciousness and unconsciousness.

      You said also that people can talk and then actually don't do much. The fact is that they are already doing something! All of what they want is just talking about!
      However I am sure that if you know yourself and what you really want, if you are aware of your inner power, so after thinking, for you will be extremely easy to change something. And to be honest I have to tell you that now is becaming harder even to find somebody that can have the right thoughts; I guess this would be already a good start. I belive that in today's World there are no more excuses, there is all what you need; warning! I don't mean that will be easy, there are still a lof of obstacles, but at least you can try to do what you really want. But what do you really want? That's the question!

      Then I want to tell you something in general about my style. My words are not always concerned with informations, (as many poeple does), but often designed to draw you into this "new consciousness". When you are going to read what I am writing, I wish to track you with me into that state of intense conscious presence. I really want to give you a taste of enlightenment; until you are able to experience by yourself what I speak of. But of course, you can also take it easy and "read me" as you can read something that is just unconventional. The important thing is that it makes you feel good!

      Thank you for your questions, I hope I have just answered you in a comprehensive manner! Ciao!

  5. Anonymous15:58

    Ciao dear Luciano!!!
    Very intelligent post!
    I like so in your posts that you teach live full life and move away from the roles imposed by society, frames, patterns, etc. The importance of true values​​. It's worth. Thank you!

  6. Ciao dear Katerina! For me is very important that you like my style of life! In those few lines that you wrote there is all myself! Thank you very much!

  7. Hi Luciano! I like this view to life))) thanks for it)))
    Nice to read you!))

    1. Ciao Nina! I am really happy that you like what I write. Thank you very much!

  8. Anonymous21:40

    Hello Luciano. I agree with you.


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