In order to make your life truly fulfilling, you have to live by the sun and love by the moon. I know that it sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, but if we include the meaning of this sentence into our lives, we can actually have that fairy tale life we have always yearned for.
According to old beliefs that people used to live by, it always included people as part of a bigger system and a bigger meaning that was supposed to bring us all together. Ages ago, according to Pagan mythology, it was believed that the sun was our intelligence. The sun resembled the spirit of a man – the rational side of a human being.
The moon is the female energy that flows within all of us. The moon is actually responsible for our emotions, because different moon phases determine spiritual shifts of consciousness. In order to experience life, one needs to pay closer attention to these phases and it will end up helping them during hard times.
So, now you’re probably sitting there asking yourself how and why should this be applicable to your life, right? How can the sun or moon change your life in ways that will leave you fulfilled and happy? Well, keep on reading and you’ll find out!
The main problem with this mantra
The problem that occurs here is that we forget that there are always two opposites in our life. We forget that there is always a yin and a yang. That’s why we get into trouble and that’s why we so often are so unhappy in life.
We try to solve conflicts in relationships the way we solve conflicts at work, not realizing that these two things need completely different approaches. For example, when there are problems in a marriage, the man always tries to solve the problems rationally, never once considering the feelings of his wife and the fact that a simple ”I love you” makes all the difference.
Those feelings have nothing to do with rationality and that’s why problems will continue to occur, no matter how much they try to talk things through.
This same problem can be present when you try to solve problems at work emotionally, never knowing how to differentiate between these two parts of you.
I know that there’s always a constant battle inside us that we aren’t even aware of: the mind versus the heart. Our thoughts and our emotions. They somehow always work together but usually, by following our mind, we forget about our heart completely.
For that same reason, “Live by the sun, love by the moon” is the answer to these conflicts and what we need in order to get our life back on track.
Ways to incorporate this into your daily life
In order to make ”Live by the soon, love by the moon” a more prominent role in your life, you can easily incorporate it in your daily life. Seeing it on a daily basis will help you shift your mind’s focus on more positive things and help you rid yourself of your healthy fears. Here are a few useful and powerful ideas:
- You can hang a sign with the exact saying as wall art or an art print. That way, you’ll see it in your home every day and it will never escape your mind.
- You can make an unframed photo of it and keep it somewhere you know you’ll see it all the time!
- You can make the saying as your phone case or any of your other Apple devices!
- If you’re really into wall decor, you can have an elegant black and white painting made with the saying ”Live by the sun, love by the moon” and proudly display it in your living room.
- Home decors are beautiful and original ways to help you call upon the sun love and shift your energy toward something positive.
REAL MEANINGS BEHIND ”LIVE BY THE SUN, LOVE BY THE MOON”
Live by the sun
1. Always have a plan
You don’t have to plan out every second of every day, but having a brief plan about what you want to do with your life is very important in order for you to know where you’re heading in life. If you’re just heading into every day without any clue of what you want to do, then it’s just a waste of time.
Even if you don’t know what you want to become later on in life, do something today that your future self will thank you for. Do something that makes you a better person and learn something new every day. Take care of your business dealings in time, but also make sure to experience life at the same time. No regrets. Plan it all out and you will thrive.
2. Make to-do lists
Together with the planning part, it’s very important to have to-do lists in your life because they can help you get a better overview on what you’re doing that particular day. That way you don’t miss anything. Scheduling your time right is a really good way to get the most out of your days and life.
This is the best way to live a fulfilling life and seize every opportunity life throws at you. Just Google the most efficient way to go about this and get to work. Making a list will immediately make you feel more productive and in control.
3. Think logically
To live by the sun means that you have to separate your emotions from your everyday tasks. By thinking logically, you separate your relationships and your irrationality from business and work.
This is very important, because this way you actually gain control over your mind and heart, only allowing the one that’s needed at that given point to come out and give the best possible solution to a problem. To live by the sun means to think rationally and never get your emotions involved if you have to make a decision that’s work-related.
4. Have boundaries
To have boundaries in life is very important. Having boundaries and healthy fears actually keeps you safe and doesn’t let you risk your life for something that has no value and no meaning in the long run. This means to be aware of the consequences that may occur if you decide to take a certain risk.
If that inner part of you, that sun inside of you, keeps on yelling NO, then listen to that voice, because it’s probably right. The sun love is real, so never doubt its voice. It will speak to you in most peculiar times, so make sure to listen. It’s always for your own benefit.
5. Follow the rules
Rules aren’t always there to intimidate us or to limit us in some way. Rules are there to help us guard ourselves from a harsh life and prevent us from inflicting any harm on ourselves or others. It really is crucial because it means that we respect the people around us and our own self.
Following the rules means showing up to meetings on time, doing what we signed up for, and acting appropriately. It doesn’t limit you.
6. Respect people
To live by the sun means to respect people. It doesn’t mean that you have to understand them. Everyone has their own mind, their own way of thinking, and why should we try to understand each and every one of those minds? That’s not our job. If we really want to live by the sun, our job is to respect others – the thoughts and expectations of other people.
Love by the moon
Your emotions are very important and you should never deny them. If you feel something very strongly, please verbalize it, otherwise those emotions are going to build up inside you and they will only make you suffer.
What’s also very important is that you know that there is no need to be ashamed of your emotions. You are who you are and you feel the way you feel for a reason. No one has the right to make you feel less worthy just because you are “too emotional” in their opinion.
This is very important in romantic relationships, because making choices rationally isn’t always a good option in these unions. You have to realize that your partner has certain emotions toward you that you have to take care of and you should try not to hurt him in any way.
2. Take risks
In life, you can’t be a hundred percent sure that you won’t fail or that you will be happy with your choices. Life simply isn’t that easy and you need to be aware of that. We have to take risks in order to get the most out of our life, and to never surrender to our fears.
Fears are there to make sure that we are safe and comfortable. The comfort zone is nice, but nothing ever grows there. So why do you have to take risks? Just imagine if you did everything in your life because you knew right away what the outcome would be. Be honest – you wouldn’t do a thing.
3. Make your own decisions, no matter what someone may think of you
You are your own person and the people around you may try to bring you down and make you feel miserable, but know that this is your life. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of you. It doesn’t matter if they like you or not. The important thing here is that you love yourself and that you don’t make choices out of fear of what someone might think of you.
4. Let your emotions guide you
In a work environment, being led by emotions isn’t such a great idea. The people around you want you to make rational decisions that have nothing to do with your heart. But in life and love, emotions are crucial. And I’m not just talking about your partner and your relationship.
I am talking about love in all aspects of your life. If you don’t love your job, why would you want to continue doing something that you are not okay with? If you don’t love your partner and you find him to be just someone who brings you down, then there’s really no reason to stay with him. Follow your emotions and follow your instincts. Follow what makes you happy.
5. Be flexible
To love by the moon means to be flexible and to know how to react in certain situations, even when you don’t know what to actually do. You can’t have a plan in life for everything, now can you? You can’t plan out your time to the second and you can’t know exactly what’s going to happen tomorrow. Be flexible. Go with the flow. Life is full of surprises!
6. There are no rules
You should never follow rules and standards when you don’t feel like they correspond with your soul. It’s never too early to tell someone that you love them and you should never be ashamed of your emotions just because others in society choose to hide theirs.
Love by the moon and follow your own path to happiness. Go out and tell that man that you want to kiss him on the first date! Be the first to text! Do your own thing and be proud that you are able to do so, because your heart will be at peace.
- Well, I know that you must be confused right now.
I have listed so many contradictory things that are quite difficult to grasp in the end. But how about you read it all again? You will realize that what is needed here in order to have a fulfilling life is to have balance. That’s the true meaning of “Live by the sun, love by the moon.”
It means that you don’t have to choose between your emotions and your intelligence. You don’t have to choose between your mind and your heart. Those two go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other.
Live by the sun, love by the moon! Find your own balance in life. Find the balance that’s needed in order for you to have the best life that you always wanted but for some reason never had.
Be sure to know that you will encounter many problems along the road because it’s very hard to exclude emotions from work and to stop rationality from interfering with your relationships. But with hard work and dedication. you will find that needed balance and be fulfilled.
- Joy comes when your whole life revolves around living by the sun and loving by the moon.
Because in the daylight, when all those eyes are looking at you, when the sun is up, you have to follow the rules, you have to be rational and you have to make the right decisions.
But when the night comes and when you realize that there are so many beautiful things that you can do because no one is watching, you can start to dance in the middle of your living room and your heart will pump with joy.
The phases of the moon are known for their impact on people. When we know how the waves react to the full moon and we know that our bodies are over 70% water, then there’s no mistaking it. We are ruled by the moon at night and our emotions go wild.
That’s when we love the most and that’s when we have the ability to let ourselves become as emotional as we want. But when the sun comes up, we have to be more careful. Everyone sees us.
Live by the sun, love by the moon. Repeat this to yourself every day and embrace both versions of yourself!