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Trying Easier — Again

April 27, 2010
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I’ve learned over time that, when you push into the universe to get your way, it tends to push right back. At least, that’s been my experience. If it gives way to you when you push, well then God bless ya!  Keep doing it; don’t fix what ain’t broke. But for me, the more effort I put into something, more often than not, the more effort I continue to need to make. I’ve become very persistent in my life because I’m good at it. But it’s like getting good at dragging luggage. It can make you strong, but a small set of wheels would make for a more joyful journey.

Now I’m learning to try easier, and let God do the heavy lifting. It’s nothing for Him, and my faith in Him in itself lifts me up and lightens my load.

It’s like the difference between pain and suffering. I’ve heard it said that pain is inevitable, suffering is not. Well, work is inevitable, struggle is not! I’ve learned that I do have to work (i.e., take action) to get what I want. But I needn’t struggle nor fret: Work, yes; worry no.

Work — Don’t Worry:  that’s my solution.

If I can work in a way that takes me completely off the hook – knowing that I’m doing the best I can; that I’ve always been, and continue to be, on the right path; and with the faith that it’s all working out just fine — well, that’s no worry at all!

Another way to look at this is — Everything’s ok; and there’s a lot of work to do. If you can work towards your goal with passion and enthusiasm (code words for Joy) while knowing that you’re fine whether you succeed or not, it takes the onus off, and the fret and the fear. You’re involved with working because you love it, while being joyful. You’re trying easy.

I find that knowing this is such a relief!!

 

So today’s Joygasm is:

If at first you don’t succeed, try easier!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Jessi permalink
    May 1, 2010 3:56 am

    Yay Charlie! Thich Nhat Hanh said, “Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle.” Let’s fill this moment with joy!

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