No, I’m not calling anyone stupid, but I am going to point out how incredibly complicated we tend to make the simplest things…
We have been blessed with minds that allow us to think with great depth. We have been blessed with hearts that allow us to feel great love. We have been blessed with souls that allow us to feel compassion and empathy and millions of other feelings to make us human.
But, instead of accepting what is we tend to think too much, obsess, pick at, and tear down things we perceive as being undeserved or impossible. We take the opportunity to succeed right out of our own hands by believing we can’t do or be something. Maybe it’s because we were all taught that fairy tales are just that . . . tales and magic doesn’t exist in the world.
I, or course, disagree but you have to be able to clear away the complicated mess we tend to make of everything to get down to the simplest thing and then learn to appreciate what it is no matter how simple.
Reach for the stars, we are told. That’s a lofty goal if ever there was one. How about just enjoying the night sky and having gratitude that your piece of the sky is filled only with stars and not bullets or bombs.
Get to the top and you will be a success, we are told. That’s great but in trying so hard to reach the top, sometimes at breakneck speed, you miss all the beauty of the mountain itself. What if you enjoyed the view and the cool mountain air as you climb? And what if you sit for a moment, or a day, or even a year and reflect on where you are and find joy in that place, rather than bemoan where you thought you should be? There’s no time line but your time line in reality.
My point here is to find a way to enjoy this moment, the Now, even amid chaos. Seek to find just one simple thing you can be grateful for. How about waking up this morning and having one more day in this world?
Today I could tell you was an absolute waste. I, yet again, accomplished nothing I wanted to. I could allow myself to be burdened by that, but I won’t because in the middle of not doing anything I deemed worthy of merit I heard my favorite bird song. I truly felt Spring’s presence here and like the tiny things sprouting from the new earth I know I am yet again enjoying a rebirth of Self. The million things I had to do today will be there tomorrow. But today I existed in simply inhaling and exhaling the air and being fully conscious of it.
So stop over-thinking everything. Worry is a waste of time. Trust the Universe. Love one another. Keep it simple . . .