Every adult I know has their own philosophy about life. My brother tries to keep it so simple. His mantra is clear – life is so easy. I applaud him for boiling it down to four simple words. How clever. It definitely keeps thinks manageable.
My brother loves to talk about how others screw up their lives by not thinking this way. By not realizing that life is so easy.
He thinks we complicate our lives. We complicate our lives by doing things we don’t want to do. We screw up our lives by not having a goal or a plan.
We mess up our lives by spending more than we have and by giving into our own laziness and lack of discipline. We know the right thing to do, but we don’t follow through.
Yes, life can be easy, but I challenge that thought. Is life easy when you are on a spiritual path and holding yourself to different set of standards? To a higher moral code? How is it easier when you have to do the things you have avoided for so long. . . like forgiving.
How do we make the hard things easier to do?
When you know better and you don’t walk the walk, it’s so difficult to kid yourself.
Today I promise to keep my spirits so high that I am able to walk my walk.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was so brilliant.
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