The power of consciousness is what makes us human and sets us apart from the other creatures here in the world. We can create. We can hold a vision in our minds and manifest it in reality. I see this as one of our greatest gifts. This gift is magical!
Many spiritual teachers profess that suffering is necessary only until it is not. I interpret this as drama versus simplicity. In order to write the next new chapter of our lives, we must be willing to let go of drama and embrace a new simplicity. The decisions in my life I am most proud of, that I would make again if I went back in time, are always the ones that simplified my situation and moved me away from dramatic relationships, encounters, and situations.
Drama takes up a lot space. It encroaches on our mental energy and our physical well-being. Simplicity leaves room—more space in our heads, more time in our lives, more love in our hearts. Drama is crowded. Simplicity always has an extra place setting at the dinner table of life for opportunity and possibility.
Drama is a time-sucking, energy-draining distraction that keeps us from realizing our dreams. Simplicity brings our dreams into sharper focus and helps us manifest our visions.
Simplicity by nature is creative, while drama is reactive. What would your life be like if you were creating what you wanted instead of reacting to what comes your way? Answer this without getting bogged down by practicalities like time or money. Start creating. Energize your imagination. Begin with a vision. Move toward your vision step by step. Give it life and energy by having it brew inside your mind.
Which would you prefer, simplicity or drama? The choice really is yours. As someone who chooses simplicity, I can tell you this: A simple life is a good life, and a good life is much more fun than one filled with drama!
My days are sometimes laced with abundant anxiety and self doubt…The doubt and anxiety have somehow dissipated after reading your words. When it creeps back, I go back to the book. I don’t feel so alone anymore.
This book is already helping me make huge positive changes in my life. I am so grateful.
I love the chapter on inhaling and exhaling.