“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.”
– Isaac Newton
Nature appears to be meditating all the time. It is still. It doesn’t worry about anything yet it accomplishes its task.
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
– Lao Tzu
We’ve been educated to worry, but what if we didn’t?
What if for at least one day we didn’t worry about anything – like Bob Marley sings.
My challenge for you is for one day this week, think about what it would be like to not worry about anything at all.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
– Leonardo da Vinci
“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”
– John Lennon
But first, express how you feel.
This is difficult to do in societies that don’t encourage self-expression, but it is essential toward creating a better tomorrow, for us all.
There is something within you that this world needs now more than ever.
Discover it & share it.
The world will thank you.
Imagine you are walking through knee-deep snow in the woods.
It’s Winter & the snow is still falling.
You are dressed in warm winter clothes; protected from the cold.
To grandmothers house you go. Alone.
You brought your favorite camera with you to take pictures of the gorgeous scenery surrounding you.
The sun is shining. It’s midday.
No one else is around.
You breathe & enjoy this moment.
Sometimes I scroll through social media and find myself comparing myself to famous people who seem to have “made it.”
Yes they have made it to where they are, and that’s perfect, but that’s not where our focus should be.
My focus, your focus, our focus, should remain upon our own lives, our own goals, our own dreams.
When you stop comparing and start focusing and working on improving your own life, life improves.
It takes time, but it’s worth it.
“Stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.”
This world is filled with distractions of all sorts.
Like a dresser with drawers waiting to be drawn; opened & dove into like a pool…People swim in distractions. Sometimes all day. Sometimes all their lives.
Which drawer are you choosing?
Your intentional choices make a difference. (So do your unintentional choices.)
“Don’t pay attention to other people’s minds. Look straight ahead, where nature is leading you, through the things that happen to you through your own actions.”
Like clouds above,
They come & go; our feelings.
Actions break through that ceiling.
& up we go once again.
With our actions.
Is a life of Art; painting, singing, dancing, writing, discovering, creating, exploring, dreaming.
These all fall into the category of Art, but so does teaching, cooking, cleaning, traveling, and working wherever you are – if they are worked upon with focused concentration & intentions of Love.
Anyone can be an artist, but only few are.
Where your mind goes, there you will go too…
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso
How much time do you spend waiting?
Instead of waiting, what do you think could happen if you tried?
Do you even know where you are headed?
Think about a better future. For yourself & for humanity. For this World.
What does it look like?
From here, is where you begin🙏❤️✨
“Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what.”
What are you waiting for?
Think & figure out your dream.
Feel your dream.
& take action toward it.
Now is the time to Do The Work.
“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.”
You’ve stumbled. You’ve fallen. But you won’t let this keep you down. Not again. Not this time.
You’ve been created on this planet with a purpose. Some people find their purpose & live it out, while others contribute to purpose without knowing.
To find and live your true purpose requires a righteous pursuit. On this path you will fall much more than 7 times, but you will continue to rise and be stronger with each comeback.
You can go through your entire life with your eyes “closed”, or you can open your heart, mind, and soul and find the treasure that it waiting for you.
It’s your choice.
Pray about it.
Dream about it.
Love your fate.
& Rise again.