Keep it Simple Sunshine
Complications arise when we are limited by fear.
When you are limited in this way, life loses its shine….
It becomes kinda boring!
You have no motivation to explore. Let your hair down. Run through a field of daisies or climb a tree.
You may do the same routine thing, which keeps you in a false sense of safety, because at some point something will change in all of that routine…probably unexpected and complicating your life in a way that throws you for a loop.
Fear brings complication.
Love and happiness are the gift of simplicity.
When you keep your perception, downsize your load of baggage, invest in your courage and have the light tomfoolery about you…you keep it simple.
Every time you think a complicated thought, ask yourself what is at the root of the thought. A fear? A bazillion reasons something is impossible? Trying to please anyone but yourself?
I could formulate quite a list, but it is easier to just focus on the four letter word at the base of all lethargy: F-E-A-R.
We have excuses in turn, which create these complications.
The more reasons we have to stay stuck in inertia; the bigger the fear.
All fear is created from a false belief about yourself and the world, unless of course a lion has found its way to your living room…then its pretty much terror! But…when you are locked in sheer terror, it is still “simple”. The lion is a simple observation and you know what you are afraid of in that moment!
Simple is what your gut tells you when you are confused; it whispers to you as you find ways to complicate a situation. It tells you all that drama will not satisfy you, it will prolong your agony, because it holds you back from experiencing what you yearn.
Simply ask yourself what you yearn. And then when every reason comes up as to why your yearning is ridiculous, realize it is fear complicating your life.
It is not necessary.
Living simply in all ways contributes to a better quality of life. When you get right down to it, how worth it, is it, when you have been stressing over something, because you have unknowingly complicated it in your mind? Is there a payoff?
Or if you were to really dig down and see what was driving that stress, maybe its something like, I am afraid. They may find out I am a loser, I am worthless, I am unlovable, I am invisible, I am a failure, etc…
And the question to really ask yourself. Is any of that really true, now?
Even if you believe it is true, does it matter?
Let’s go on a limb and say you are as screwed up as everyone else (whatever that means), it means you are human.
You are not perfect.
The pursuit of perfection is complicated, because it is unrealistic….and boring. Remember fear that keeps us from change and self-realization makes our lives boring. Our drama is boring.
Simple is much easier, it looks fear in the face and says, “So what?”
Love allows simplicity.
Fear complicates….maybe your afraid to fully commit, dooming yourself and the relationship to failure.
No one gets a reward for sort of showing up.
You never know what you have missed when you let fear give you a million reasons why feeling good is really bad for you.
Fear tells you there is an end.
Fear tells you that you will lose control.
It complicates even simple relationships. And fear wins, it says I told you so, because you allowed it to make a mess in your head and ignore your heart. So, you NEVER got to experience the pure joy from another open heart that stood in front of you, ready to embrace you as you kissed your dream hello and to have felt your heart open to the vast expansiveness of love .
The heart whispers, fear screams.
Whenever you start hearing voices in your head, ask your heart what it wants and it will simply tell you the other four letter word: L-O-V-E!