Greetings All —
The love month is upon us, the one of pinks and reds and hearts and lips everywhere. It’s dreamlike and warm. Flowers and chocolate make it pleasing to so many of our senses. Try to look past the commercial part and (this is important!) surround yourself and others with love. Express it however it feels right. It’s all supposed to be in a spirit of joy and goodwill. Go with it.
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Nobody said life was going to be easy.
Fine. But who says we can’t give it a try? It’s a free country, right?
The dictionary tells us that easy means, “Capable of being accomplished or done with no difficulty.” Sometimes that sounds soooooo good. Like a little piece of heaven. Hence, the success of microwaves and all the gadgets designed to reduce everyday tasks to just minutes. And the gimmick diets. And the 10 tips to make you rich. Yada, yada, yada.
Easy money. Easy rider. Easy like Sunday morning.
Yes, yes, yes. The easy life.
But then no. Easy is too easy. We want to push ourselves. We want challenge. We want to do more. We need to feel the burn. We revel in resistance. Which sometimes escalates to stress. Which sometimes escalates to strife. Easy breeds uneasy.
The fabulous parking space is available and we think it’s too easy. Must be illegal in some way. “That was easy,” we say, part glee, part trepidation. We take the path of least resistance and wonder if it was — oh no — the easy way out. “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men,” John F. Kennedy told us.
Point taken. But why not try a new kind of easy life? Sit still. That’s right. Devote some time to being with you and your thoughts. Regularly. Without the TV or radio or computer. Sit still and it becomes easy. Not life, but the ability to see a whole lot of this kind of stuff: issues unfolding, possibilities, lessons, fantasies, signs, solutions, patterns, ideas, appreciation, toxicity, love. Yes, by all means set aside some time to stop and be still. “You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness,” said Robert Frost.
Easy does it.
In fact, it does. Rather nicely.
If there’s one thing that can make life markedly simpler, it’s having support in your goals and aspirations from a life coach. It’s as easy as contacting me and setting up a free hour on the phone or in person for a life-clarifying consultation. Simple. Easy. Call me.