What does it mean to keep it simple and how do we go about it? Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy! Ever wonder why we do the things we do? I wish I could tell you how many times I’ve stepped outside of myself and sat there thinking ‘Why the heck am I doing this?’ ‘What am I chasing?’ ‘Where is there to go?’ ‘What is there even to do?’
As I ponder these sometimes nagging questions, the answer is always the same and I remind myself how we create our own confusion and the easiest way to navigate all the noise is to simplify, simplify again, soften and let go.
We fight to hold on and we fight to let go. It’s all a part of the human experience. We chase. We compare. We panic. We break free and so the cycle continues. All we ever want and need, all of us, is to be seen, to feel loved, valued and heard. It all boils down to a need to be needed.
Here’s the secret: the less we need, the more we feel. The more we feel, the less we think. The less we think, the more we know and in that silent knowing we find the answers to all that we were seeking to find. There is nowhere to be, nowhere to go.
There is no magical manuscript to life. That doesn’t exist. Everyday we are writing a new page on the fly. We are all so different we couldn’t possibly all desire, need and enjoy everything the same. We are all living a different story. Our plots intertwine and characters overlap with many but the story is ours and ours alone. That may seem complicated but truly there is simplicity in it all. Compassion. Understanding. In other words love.
Love is a feeling. How do you feel? The easiest and simplest way to live a life that feels good is to turn in to your soul and drown out the noise by turning up the volume in your heart to what matters uniquely and authentically to you. You are the brilliant author holding the pen to your story. If something doesn’t fit, you don’t have to wear it! Good or bad, you always get to choose.
Simplicity means taking the time to savour what truly matters to you.
What drives your soul?
Follow that road.
Sometimes we may stop a while and ask those questions over again in a new location. This is good.
Sometimes we may turn around. Babe, drive up and down a road a few times if you need to. There’s a little quote I love by the Irish playwright, novelist and poet Samuel Beckett : ‘ Fail. Fail again. Fail better.” To that I challenge: how do we even know there is failure? There is no finish line to cross. You are where you need to be. Power your pleasure. Hand over heart, feet on the ground, pen to paper - Breath, soften, feel and let go. Simple.
From my Heart to Yours