Simple As It Should Be

I had a conversation with a colleague on the elevator the other day, the usual catch-up, “how was your weekend” thing. I said the usual, “the weekend was too short”. He said his was simple. That answer stuck with me. Most times, the answer you’d hear would be like mine: “too short” or “lazy” or “busy” or “fun”. His answer of “simple” made me think: “shouldn’t there be more simplicity in life?” I say yes. We spend far too much time complicating matters by trying to see what’s not there, doing what we shouldn’t or would rather not, or just putting ourselves out for no real reason. Why must we always choose what is pretty much guaranteed to cause us trouble? Why must we always work towards what everyone else says we should work towards? We have increasingly become a society of square pegs trying desperately to fit the circular holes in the range of life. Why is individuality good for some not all? When did we decide it was a good thing for misery to be a consistent part of the landscape? When will we wake up to doing things just for the pleasure of it, for the growing experience, to see where it takes us? Why can’t life be as simple as it should be?

 

Quote of the Day

I dream, not to escape reality but to plot out different scenarios for my future. I keep going, not to prove anything to others but to finish what I start and show myself how far I’ve come. I listen more than I speak, not because I don’t have anything to say but to hear everything, the spoken and unspoken. I fight, not for sake of violence but for the sake of my convictions. I hold, not to touch but to heal. I know, not because I all-knowing but because I allow myself to remain a student even while I teach. I understand, not because I know but because I remain open to feel.

Quote of the Day

Go to bed with satisfaction in your brain and positivity in your heart. Wake with gratitude for the blessings you have and those you don’t see yet. Go forth in the world spreading love and understanding leaving yourself open to learning patience through life and having honor by respecting your fellow man and the Earth you’ve been generously given to tend.