“Life is amazingly good when it’s simple and amazingly simple when it’s good.” ~Terri Guillemets

March 29th, 2013

I should write a book called: When Bad Things Happen to “Should” People. No, wait. I’m already doing too much: full-time job, part-time classes, volunteer work, side hobbies, and housework. Ok, maybe I’m not doing housework, but still.

I forget to remember that, even as I’m filling my life with want-to-do’s, I need to go at the speed of Life. Spring is a good time to take stock of such things. Buds become flowers at the speed of Life. Even the Impatiens flowers don’t rush to bloom. Geese “V” north at the speed of Life–otherwise they’d lose some followers and form a check mark.  The tide ebbs and flows, etc.

Chipmunks…are in a class of their own.

When we rush or get pushed toward “should’s” and “have-to’s”, bad things happen. We get lost, confused, overwhelmed, bump our head, stub our toe, get fingers caught in the door, bite our tongue, or worse.  Fortunately, something beyond us keeps the breath going and the heart beating.

Let’s simplify. We live on only ONE planet. We consist of THREE things: Body, Mind, and Spirit.
Body needs rest, exercise, and nourishment.
Mind needs rest, challenges, entertainment, and quiet reflection.
Spirit needs a quieted mind to be heard, to be our compass, to remind us of the speed of Life.

Try walking at the speed of Life.
Try eating at the speed of Life.
Your breath at rest will provide the pace.

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