It’s Never Easy, But…

“No one said it would be easy.
And maybe that’s the problem!
Life is a lot easier when you stop
trying to make it so hard.”

“Just for today, be willing to let life
be easier than normal. Allow it to be so easy
that it surprises you and delights you.”

~ Robert Holden

“The greatest difficulty is the mental resistance to things that arise, and the underlying assumption that they should not.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

We have all had one of those days, weeks, etc. where we say “Really?” how can things get so crazy and out of hand? It just happens. But I have found that if I just relax and breathe for a moment, and maybe even meditate for a few minutes, things in my life just don’t seem so bad. My final step is to surrender. I mean, some things you just don’t have any control over, so let it go, and flow.

Life is always going to have ups and downs, but you don’t have to feel like a yo-yo. Take a stand to keep it simple even when it’s not. Don’t let yourself feed into the drama that life is presenting to you. Your reaction is not going to change a thing, but you will feel a lot better and be happier if you don’t get all uptight and crazy.

It’s true that life is certainly more complicated than it was ten, twenty years ago, but that is more reason to learn how to go with it and not fight all the time. A change in our attitude and our expectations help to make life easier.

So don’t say, “Why me?”  Say, “Oh, hell, why not? I’m not going to let it bite me!” Stay the happiness course by not letting anything come between and steal it away. Stay present, keep it simple, and keep laughing.

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19 thoughts on “It’s Never Easy, But…

  1. facetfully says:

    I just read that same quote from Eckhart too. I like your post and this attitude, so I will keep laughing along with you and people can wonder what’s up!!!

  2. Joyful2bee says:

    Great advice. I have found that I get off track more easily when I am behind on my sleep or let myself get too tired.

  3. Val Boyko says:

    Allow it to be easy and let life surprise you.
    Love this M!

  4. It’s that ego thing Michele, always ‘what if’ all over the place, and 99% never happens 🙂
    Great share, may your percentages be always in the ‘now’ 😀

  5. I know, Mark, that silly ego thing! Thank you for always helping me keep my percentages in the Now 🙂

  6. This reminded me of a cartoon I saw one time. It had a guy looking up toward the sky shouting “Why Me? ” A huge finger pointed back and the caption was “Why not, you?” .

  7. That’s cool, I like that.

  8. Once we realize we can’t control everything outside of ourselves, but we can control our reactions…things run much smoother. Happiness comes from within.

  9. Love to see them. I’ve never been there.

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