To YOU! Create a year of peace and happiness! (January 2018 Newsletter)
We are always told that life is hard work. But simply working hard becomes relentless and reward-less. New Year Resolutions often just add to this senseless treadmill. Do you have the same resolutions as last year and the year before, but expect different and better results now? If you didn't succeed last year, what makes you think you will this year?
Even if there is only one resolution you are making this year, reconsider! You don't need to add anything more to your stressed mind and busy life. 'Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.' -Confucius. We are always in a state of urgently completing one task after another. Often these urgent tasks are mindless and not important. At the end of each day, there is still so much more left to do and then tomorrow has its own to-do list. Isn't that what we did all last year? Somehow with the start of a new year, we expect life to become better by working harder, looking skinnier and better, and having more, so we will be happy and at peace with ourselves. Instead try making the goal your starting point. Know that you have enough! Know that you look good (with a better more balanced diet and lots of fresh water, you WILL shed the pounds and feel/look better). "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Know what you really love to do and do it, even if in monetary terms it earns you less. Find the happiness and peace that is inherent within you by connecting to the Universal Energy. This is the Energy that moves you, breathes you and animates everything around you. Connect with IT! Go slow! Go steady! You will succeed.
Happiness and Peace are already within each one of us. Practice regularly, and through perseverance learn to steady the mind. How simple it can be. How easy to succeed.