Simple Life

Life is simple.  We tend to make it complex.  Our main purpose is to love and be loved.  That’s why we’re here.  Imagine waking up every day and focusing on that simple fact.  Wouldn’t life be awesome?

Well, what are you waiting for?  I know, I know, let me guess.  You have to go to class.  You need that degree.  You have to go to work.  You want a promotion.  The kids need to go to school.  You have to make more money.  You want a bigger house.  You don’t have enough things.  You need to make more “friends” on Facebook.

Since when did life become about the pursuit of more?  When did we start to believe these myths:

  • Having more will make me happy
  • Having more will make me important
  • Having more will make me secure

All that stuff is noise.  It just gets in the way of our main purpose.  It creates daily, self-induced stress, which is like always waking up to a cloudy, rainy day.  Have you ever noticed how you feel when you wake up to a sunny day?  How would like to wake up to a sunny day every day for the rest of your life?  How would you like to be both ambitious and content? 

Ambition and contentment have nothing to do with each other.  Contentment isn’t laziness, complacency or apathy.  It’s enjoying what you have right now instead of waiting for something else to happen so you can be happy.  It doesn’t mean you don’t have goals.  It simply means you’re happy with what you have.

I have good news for you.  Gaining this perspective is possible, and you’re at the right place.  The process is simple, but not quick.  It will require daily progress, step by step.  Some days, you’ll take giant leaps.  Others, baby steps.  Either way, you’ll be headed in the right direction, and I’ll be right by your side to help. 

What’s the secret of living in every situation, whether it’s with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little?  What’s the secret to always waking up to sunny days and being able to love and be loved?  You must discover who you want to be.  That’s right.  You get to define it.  The person you want to be.  You’re not an object aimlessly floating in the ocean of life.  Rather, you’re a ship in control of your destination.  

Now, you have a choice to make.  You can stop reading and go back to the noise, stress and chaos of your current life.  Or, you can click on Cathedral Rock below below to set your new direction and discover who you want to be.

Cathedral Rock MindGym
Cathedral Rock is a rock formation in Sedona, AZ.  It’s my favorite place on Earth and where I do my best thinking.

Published by Marc Casciani

Bridging brothers & sisters to what's important. Author of Craft Your Calling. Host of the Neighborly Love podcast.

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