Monday’s Meditation: On A Little More All The Time
It’s Memorial day here in the States, meaning that everyone is off having barbecues or remembering loved ones lost in service, or both, I guess.
Meanwhile, my best friend got engaged last night and I got a new couch on Saturday, and for many of you reading today is just a normal Monday.
Life proceeds as always, then: varied, exciting, ebbing and flowing and life-ing as it does.
And so I offer you this somewhat abbreviated notion wrapped in an anecdote.
Last week I met with a woman very (understandably) overwhelmed at the task of having to move cross-country. At the end of the appointment she pulled out her checkbook and asked to whom she should make it out. I said the name of my company and she started to laugh.
“My friends are going to get a kick out of this,” she told me. “They’re going to say, ‘You do many things, but you definitely do not live simply.'”
“No reason you can’t start,” I said. (It hardly being the first time I had gotten that response.)
“Sure,” I said. “Every decision is a chance to live a little more simply.”
I don’t know whether or not she believed me, but I hope she did. I hope you do.
It might not happen for you all at once. In fact, it probably won’t. Clarifying your priorities, living with intention, and creating an environment that supports your best self is no easy feat.
But consider the fact that every individual decision you make has the power to shift your whole world in any respect. Every choice is one that adds or subtracts, that affirms or undermines, that fuels or sabotages.
Your Living Simply, like anything else, is composed of a myriad of individual decisions.
If you want to Live Simply, choose the option that keeps it most real.
If you want to Live Simply, pursue that which feels most alive.
If you want to Live Simply, enable awareness.
If you want to Live Simply, be consistent with your choices.
You, master of your calendar, controller of your dominion, royalty of your life–you, my friend, are nothing if not the boss of your every decision, meaning that your ability to Live Simply lies right in the palm of your hand, the nib of your pencil, the stripe on your credit card.
Deciding to support your happiness and wellbeing is one thing you won’t ever regret (promise).
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