No, you really don’t have to try so hard

An interesting thing I’ve noticed that is happening to me quite frequently these days is the fact that it seems the less I try to make things work, the more things just seem to work and the more time I spend playing with life the more at peace and the more fulfilled I feel.

I know this goes against most ideas about how life works and what we’re meant to do to make a good life but fortunately for me I get to meet people every day who have tried this ‘theory’ of “you have to work hard” because if you don’t, you’ll most likely fail, have a terrible life and no-one will want to spend time around you because you’ll be perceived as a loser.  I’m not sure who made up that rule but I wish I could scrap that idea for good.

Peace doesn’t come from doing, peace comes from being at peace first and navigating life from a place of peace.  Fulfilment doesn’t come from receiving things or fulfilling your needs and wants; fulfilment comes from living your life in a wholehearted way regardless of all your wants, needs or your circumstances.

Does it sound over simplified?  I used to think life can’t be that simple and surely “if it is to be, it’s up to me.”  Again, I’ve seen that this isn’t entirely true.  Yes, there are things that have to be done and some things will require effort, but thinking that everything depends on you is a recipe for stress.  Since I’ve lost all tolerance for stress, my daily life has become much calmer through the simple understanding that I have a purpose and I only need to show up and respond to what shows up.

That’s it!  If you’re rolling your eyes back at this point or feeling annoyed with my claims, I invite you to try it out for yourself.  Just see what happens when you stop using the ‘stress’ excuse that there’s just too much to do and not enough time to do it.  Can you find within yourself even a small piece of calm and operate from there?  If you can’t find it then know that it will find you, should you allow yourself to settle enough to just let things to be.

What have you got to lose except your mind and like I always say, I want to be out of my mind as much as possible!

 

“You do not need to leave the room.  Remain sitting at your table and listen.

Do not even listen, simply wait.

Do not even wait, be quite, still and solitary.

The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked.

It has no choice.

It will roll in ecstasy at your feet” 

~ Franz Kafka

 

All my love,

Sharon ❤️

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