Carter Lowe Creator, entrepreneur, and self-care advocate
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He slowly dies...

Live today! Take a risk today! Do it today! Don't you dare die slowly! Don't stop yourself from being happy! An excellent motivational poem by the Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda. Slowly dies he who does not travel,

who does not read, who does not hear music, Who cannot find harmony in himself. The one who destroys his faith in himself, who does not allow himself to help, dies slowly.

Slowly the one who destroys love itself dies, And lives his days with constant complaints About bad luck or incessant rain.

Dies slowly the one who abandons his plans Before even starting them, Who does not ask questions about arguments unknown to him, And who does not answer when asked about what he knows.

Dying slowly is the one who becomes a slave to habit, Taking the same route every day, Who doesn't change direction, Who doesn't risk changing colors, Who doesn't talk to strangers.

The one who avoids passions dies slowly, And a yawn can be replaced by a smile. Who prefers black on white and dots over the letter "i", Instead of being together with emotions, It is those that make eyes radiant, Which can make the heart beat Both from error and from feelings.

Slowly dies he who does not turn the tables, He who does not beat back the blows of fate when he is unhappy in work or in love, he who does not risk what he has, for the sake of the unknown, what can happen if you follow a dream, who does not allow himself, at least once in his life, to run away from prudent advice...

Let's try to avoid death in small doses, Always remembering what to be alive,

Requires a great long effort Simple action to breathe.

Live today! Take a risk today! Do it today! Don't you dare die slowly! DON'T FORGET YOURSELF TO BE HAPPY!

Pablo Neruda (Spanish: Pablo Neruda - a pseudonym adopted as the main name; name given at birth: Ricardo Eliécer Neftali Reyes Basoalto, Spanish: Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto; 1904-1973) - Chilean poet, diplomat and politician, senator of the Republic of Chile, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Chile.

Pablo Neruda