“Your life is your life. Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. Be on the watch. There are ways out. There is a light somewhere. It may not be much light but it beats the darkness….” ~ Charles Bukowski

Today’s video is an invitation to live life courageously. To be brave and bold. To embrace all that life has to offer – with both good and bad, trusting that by doing so, you will create things that nobody has created before. And you will transform the world in ways none of us knew were possible.

Enjoy 🙂

P.S. Below the video you will find the transcript to this deeply profound and powerful video 🙂

An Invitation to Live Life Courageously

The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski

“Your life is your life.

Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.

Be on the watch.

There are ways out.

There is a light somewhere.

It may not be much light but it beats the darkness.

Be on the watch. The gods will offer you chances.

Know them.

Take them.

You can’t beat death but,

You can beat death in life, sometimes.

And the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be.

Your life is your life.

Know it while you have it.

You are marvelous

The gods wait to delight n you.” ~ The Laughing Heart, Charles Bukowski


“If you’re going to try, go all the way.

Otherwise, don’t even start.

This could mean losing girlfriends,

wives, relatives and maybe even your mind.

It could mean not eating for three or four days.

It could mean freezing on a park bench.

It could mean jail.

It could mean derision.

It could mean mockery–isolation.

Isolation is the gift.

All the others are a test of your endurance,

Of how much you really want to do it.

And, you’ll do it,

Despite rejection and the worst odds.

And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.

If you’re going to try, go all the way.

There is no other feeling like that.

You will be alone with the gods,

And the nights will flame with fire.

You will ride life straight to perfect laughter.

It’s the only good fight there is.” ~ Charles Bukowski, Factotum

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~love, Luminita 💫


Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita is the Founder and Editor in Chief of and also the author of 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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