Why so Serious?
Some of you may know that I have been going through some pretty significant life changes. And like all life changes there is pressure from many different places. There is so much pressure that forgetting to enjoy life is easy. You forget that you have a choice. I was reminded by a friend about a book called “The Way of Peaceful Warrior” – by Dan Millman. (Thank you Adam) I’m not going to retell the story but, I will use a few quotes. I highly recommend the book. Here’s a link if you’d like to get it.
“There are no ordinary moments.”
In my excitement to get to my new destination in life I had forgotten to enjoy the ride. Being so preoccupied with the future caused me to resent the past (things I could’ve done) and miss the present (watching our new baby explore the world, experiencing our oldest child falling in love with his younger sibling). In my rush to get to my new life I’d completely ignored my current one.
“There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor and change. There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life, just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too! It's all the marvelous Play of God. Wake up, regain your humor. Don't worry, just be happy. You are already free!”
“Just do your best” A lot of people read some of that quote and assert that you can just give up your dreams and aspirations when it gets hard but are you really doing your best?
When I read that quote, I realize that I already am something. When I honestly do my best each day my life, and my world will be full of happiness. My family will have all they need because I am “doing my best” every day. That is all you need to try and achieve.
“Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change. - Paradox: Life is a mystery; don't waste your time trying to figure it out. - Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure - Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same.”
There really is no need to expand on this quote. Just read it again and again until it sinks in. I want to say thank you again to Adam for sharing this book with me at the exact time I needed it.
Again here is the link if you’d like to read or listen to it.
To my family, I’m sorry for living in the future, but I’m back now! I love you guys.
Until next time