I’ll start by stating the obvious: “to live” is verb. That’s a simple, but important.

I highlight that “to live” is a verb because verbs – on a basic level – are words used to represent an action I.e to read, to eat, to sleep.

I think all the named verbs are easy to grasp, but to me the verb ‘to live’ seems more complex.

So I ask you to pause for a moment and think: what does it mean to live?

If we stick with the notion that verbs are used to represent actions, we can deduce that all verbs have a beginning and an end, right?

I mean, neither reading, eating or sleeping last forever, and neither do things that “live”, right? .

So it’s safe to take a leap and say that a verb is a type of experience.

Experience? I think I’m onto something. So ,”to live” means to experience?

But experience, what? Life, of course.

But how do we experience life?

I could say to experience life you have to “do something” – and I think that’s correct – but that doesn’t get to the heart of what I’m trying to express.

I’ve come to the simple conclusion that we experience life through our five senses; hearing, smell, touch, taste, and sight

It’s often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what if I told you we each have four more windows?

That’s right, smell, touch taste, sight and hearing are all windows we can open for life to enter the soul.

“To live” means to experience life, and to truly experience life you have to open all your windows to the soul.

Smell some flowers, pick up a new sport, try new food, go to a museum or go to a concert.

I’m not sure what you’ll like, but I can tell you that if you want “to live” and not just be alive, then you have to do new things and let life to enter your soul through the windows we call our five senses.