Take It Easy?
One of the lessons I have been forced to learn is that I must ‘take it easy’.
I have been through a grueling three and 1/2 years since I was laid off from my job. I have worked almost non-stop at all hours of the day and night.
During this time, I let the important things in life slip a little. I did not meditate as much as I should have.
I did not help out as much by volunteering my time to help fix the world’s tragic situations.
All Work And Very Little Play
I worked and I worked trying to push my online business to the next level. I did not take vacations, I did not do much of anything besides work, work and more work.
In the end, I have realized that I must stop this.
My online work is still not to the point that I want it to be. But it is sufficient (at the moment) for me to live and I should be thankful that I have that. I am thankful for that.
But, I also know that doing more of the important things in life, like working against the persecution of Falun Gong in China, is going to require that I reach the ‘next level’.
Must Refocus on What Is Important
If I don’t get back to meditation and the important things in life now, when will I? The answer is, possibly never.
That means I need to stop worrying about what I am able or not able to achieve and refocus.
If I don’t take the time for the important things, I may not be able to tomorrow.
I do not want to forget what is important to me. If I do, what is the point of everything I have tried to accomplish to support those goals?
Take It Easy
Perhaps, I have finally learned the lesson that needed to be learned. I need to take it easy and stop stressing about my business and the 1,000 other things that come into our minds during the day.
I appeared to have entered a vicious cycle where I extrapolated and concentrated my worry on things that might never happen.
That is really a kind of mental torture.
I have been forced to realize that not everything I worry about will come true. In addition, I have also been forced to come face-to-face with the reality that I do not, nor do any of us, have the level of control that we think we have.
So, why not take it easy?
Now that I am learning to take it easy, I am making more time for what is important in life to me. This is a breakthrough for me.
I learned that I do not and cannot have the level of control over life events that I want to have. Perhaps, there is a reason for that?
We are humans and we live within a framework of limitations.
The answer to breaking free of that doesn’t exist within our limited field of perception. We need to go outside of that.
Very Little Control
Maybe I cannot do or achieve everything that I want to, so why not focus more on what is a priority for me. I can spend less time on my business and I think I should.
As human beings we believe we have a certain level of control over our lives. But in reality, we have far less than we think we do.
Human beings live approximate 100 years or so and currently, they tend to die somewhere around or before that 100 year mark. Perhaps in the future we will love longer.
But, how much can we really accomplish even with 100 years?
It seems like our lives are over in the blink-of-an-eye.
That’s an interesting thought. I want you to think carefully about it before leaving your thoughts and comments below.
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