Most of us are thinking that we are alive because we are breathing and doing day to day activities mostly for earning the bread and butter which all of the animals also do the whole day-so can we call that a life or our selves alive? when we are doing the mechanical work day in -day out ,like a machine or at the most like animals.
what sets apart humans from animals is the capacity human have to achieve the state of being which could always be in love with the life in its entirety and not to any particular person-thing or situation and that is the only true love -all other love for someone or something is fragmented and so not complete which will have its cons like its pros, which is a vicious circle where most of us are stuck.
so if we want to be alive every hour of everyday then we have to be in love with the whole life 'as it is' and as it 'unfolds' every moment before us without any prejudice or likes and dislikes because all likes and dislikes are the product of our mind which is conditioned by the past acts and information or future desires and this is the same thing that also keeps us in that vicious circle to lead a superficial life without any connection to the very source of life where an infinite flow of pure energy occurs every moment.
SO BE IN LOVE EVERY MOMENT -IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY PARTICULAR PERSON, THINGS OR CIRCUMSTANCES AND BE ALIVE EVERY MOMENT not once in a while.