There are intricate workings of life with twists and turns guiding us in our destined direction. Too often, we feel like we must bog ourselves down with life’s woes just to push through to the next thing. It does not have to be like that, and I am guilty of this. I want to get so much done, and I do not want much help to accomplish something. Life is meant to be enjoyed with content purpose, and not full of exact details commanding our every ounce of attention.
The daily grind, let alone, is enough to draw attentions from the simple pleasures of life. Having time away from my usual grind makes me appreciate the free form of summer. Nothing is binding, and my biggest obligation is to make sure I get moving in the morning. I wish I could live a laid-back life all year round, but the full reality of that is almost comical. The summer way-of-life creates a utopia for me, and I can only wonder what it would feel like to live a simplified life. Some people have already been able to achieve such a thing, but I almost think I would not know what to do with myself. Bombarded by my own demands, I have created an organized chaos for myself.
I should be taking a strong cue from Henry David Thoreau. While I have my life planned out from sticky note to sticky note and connected by one to-do list to another, I need to take a step back and not be so rigid in my ways, nor should I plan my every minute of every day. In the blink of an eye, life can change, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. Regardless how life unfolds, it should be understood that we cannot change the way it comes; we can only change our attitude and mindset. I regularly catch myself over planning to the point I get on my own nerves. This is the very moment I must stop and tell myself to live simply.
©Inquisitive Perspectives 2016