8 Nuggets to Living a Simple Life

Like many people, you probably run through your life bogged down by a heavy load of worries about finances, traffic jams, your career, how you look, and what people think of you etc.

Thoughts rummage through your head like the mad rush of a river on a stormy day, all needing attention which reduces you to a monkey-state. In reality, as much as you worry about giving shape to your life, you need to realize that you actually have very little control.

The unending spiral of thoughts and desires to control your existence only leads to suffering, distress and despair. Rather than becoming a victim of the intransient and ephemeral, there is a way to enjoy your life at the cost of nothing.

What more, when you choose to enjoy your life in its presence form, you become who you really are and will find yourself attracting better things towards your being.

Have a sense of purpose. In the wheel of existence, self indulgence is perhaps the surest way to personal suffering. To avoid such a scenario, you need to develop a sense of purpose that gives meaning to your life, especially during periods of hopelessness.

Without purpose, life will twirl you around like a chip in the wind. You must have a sense of purpose far removed from the distracting daily reality of daily living. Recognize: having a multiplicity of pursuits can results in both confusion and mediocrity.

Develop a passion. Develop a passion that will follow you to your grave. Find a life goal that is all important and will help to give you a soul-powered fire in your life.

Passion will harness your inherent powers but it needs to be subjected to an over-bearing sense of purpose. Indeed, passion will unleash your greatness.

Feed the soul dimension. In the mad rush of life, there’s tendency to focus on the tangible only. However, there’s more to you than the physical.

You must devote special time to nourish the dimension of your soul through prayer, meditation or simply silence.

Laugh at yourself and life. Having a good sense of humour is necessary to beat stress and frustration. It is the key to keep you connected to the vast expansiveness of the gift of life.

Humour allows you to sail smoothly through the rough spots of life. So go ahead, laugh at life, and laugh at yourself.

Develop a sense of gratitude. There are a lot of things to appreciate in the bigger picture of life, if you are seriously blind to it, just be thankful for the fact that you are alive.

Gratitude, appreciation, or thankfulness builds positive emotions within your being.

And many times what we need to be thankful are the small things in life: a blooming flower, a beautiful sun set, etc. It is an acknowledgement that life is greater than the singular self-encased entity that makes you.

Don’t try to please everybody. Not everybody will love you: it’s just a fact of life. So just accept it, and learn to be content with that reality. Trying to please everybody will make you inauthentic, increasing despair in your life.

Do something good for nothing. When you commit yourself to the needs of others, you get out of the limited boundaries of self. Not only do you help to bring joy to other people’s lives, you will also light up the spark that will bring greater contentment to your being.

Don’t get trapped in the pursuit of success. There is nothing as fickle as the pursuit of the myth of success. Many people have spent their lives searching for worldly success only to be despondent when they have achieved so-called success.

They find themselves empty and isolated, without friends, family or love. So whatever your view of success, always make sure to maintain a balance in your life by taking care of the other aspects of your being.

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2 thoughts on “8 Nuggets to Living a Simple Life

  1. Great Post! “DEVELOP a passion” great distinction. So many people just think that passion will hit when you stumble on it. You have to work at it. Play with it and fall in love with it.

  2. An outstanding post if I may so! I thought it captured the essence of a purpose driven life very well. My main take away is the line “soul-powered fire in your life”. Well said!

    I think you’ll like this post from my blog, titled: ‘What really motivates you?

    http://bit.ly/beXTus

    Will be interesting to know what you think.

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