Keep your Life Simple
Keep your life simple. Many times in life, we find ourselves clinging to sore bygones and painful memories of yesterday—the loss of a loved one, heart breaks, career disappointments, a bad incident, rejection, fears, embarrassment, underachievement and so on.
Sometimes we withdraw, we shut down, we recoil, and we refuse to move on. We do, but is there any point to it at all? Does it help us in any way? Is it really worth it? Life is joyfully simple. Let us keep it that way. Life becomes a whole lot better when we learn to shut out the outside noise and focus completely on the noise going on in our mind. Life is as complicated or as simple as YOU want it to be.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. ~ Buddha (Tweet this)
Yesterday is gone, its over—whatever has happened ‘has in fact happened’ and nothing that you do can change it. Nothing can turn back time. So, keep your life simple. As they say, ‘There is no point crying over spilt milk.’ In life there is no rewind, or pause or fast forward, we just have to live the moment, second by second, minute by minute.
No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today. ~ Brendan Francis (Tweet this)
Then why do we let our yesterdays control our today’s and tomorrows? Why do we emotionally and invisibly build walls, draw lines, mark boundaries to protect ourselves from what we perceive may hurt us again. Are we sure of its sting? Are we certain it will happen again? Are we missing out on the good things in life by holding on to the bad?
Are we missing out on the unsafe open skies while shrinking in a safe cave? Is it really worth it?
A wise man once sat in the audience & cracked a joke. All laughed like crazy. After a moment he cracked the same joke again and a little less people laughed this time. He cracked the same joke again & again. When there was no laughter in the crowd, he smiled and asked “When you can’t laugh for the same joke over and over again, then why do you keep crying over the same thing over and over again?” It’s really not worth it!
Master your past in the present, or the past will master your future. Redefine what life means to you. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.
Life is a mixed bag of good and bad, of highs and lows, of achievements and disappointments . . . of all things bright and beautiful, dark and ugly. By following so called self-crafted protocols are we really assured of a safe pain-free living? We all know the answer: nothing is certain.
Life happens. Everybody hurts. It’s what we do about it that matters. It’s how we learn to let it go, smile and move on that matters. Once we learn to see pain in a whole different light—that it’s not the end but just a tiny pause for a better tomorrow—we learn the art of happiness.
We fall, we rise, and we feel the open skies within our reach . . .
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it—and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again—and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. ~ Mark Twain
Love. Laugh. Breathe in and keep your life simple. Life happens. Be a part of it !!
Also read –Living a Simple and Enlightened Life