|A simple nourishing meal.|
Delightful and meaningful.
We complicate life in so many ways.
Life is quite simply really and yet we invent endless boundaries, idealistic story lines, irrelevant goals, fanciful expectations and 'truths' that we expect others to live by and indeed succeed at ourselves....and when it all gets too hard, we pretend. This pretending often involves us buying things to create the illusion of having succeeded in some way.....even if we have to buy the money from the bank.
Many folks' lives are simply a sum of their pretending and the debt they have racked up in an attempt to turn the pretense into something tangible.
|A beautiful piece of tranquil coast. The ceaseless waves|
caressing the sand.
An important part of a meaningful life is to understand and relish the simplicity of life. Meaning and simplicity is not found at the top of the wealth pile, it is not found with the prettiest face, the fastest car, the biggest muscles, the smartest comment, the most convincing oration or the bravest stance. A meaningful life is often captured simply in scenarios involving the people we gather around us, the food we enjoy together, the shared experiences we notch up and quiet moments of clarity that come to us in unremarkable places. Life can be the most meaningful when we know we are loved and needed. Life is clear and simple when we see a sunset or watch a cormorant dive into the sea for it's dinner. Contentment can well up when we see the look of love in a child's eyes or feel someone's hand quietly slip into ours. A real sense of purpose is often at its most clearest when times are tough and we have to devise a survival plan and make it work.
|Miles and miles of deserted beach quietly just 'being'.|
Step away from trying to buy happiness, purchase meaning and putting success on a credit card. It just so happens that all the important things in life are totally intangible and invisible - from the air we breath, the thoughts we think, the love we crave, to the respect or significance we yearn for.
|The colours of a winter sunset will quiet the mind real fast.|
Just thinking, just sayin'
Take care folks - stay nice.