January 09, 2018

I Want My Life to Be Easy

It's been a while. Almost a whole year! It's been an interesting year, that's for sure. Part of my intentions for 2018 is to write again. I miss it so much, and this particular article has been hounding me for a week. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

A couple of weeks ago, one of my mentors asked me what I wanted. I jokingly said that I wanted life to be easy. He then went into his concept of easy and basically why I shouldn't really want that. Granted, he didn't actually tell me not to want it, but his response was pretty clearly influenced by his beliefs about easy. Ever since that moment, I have wanted to address this subject. I have pondered and evaluated and this is what I have come to understand.

Life IS meant to be easy.

It's pretty simple really but in order to understand it, we get to explore what we mean when we say “easy.” There are a few ways to look at the word. You can look at it as a form of laziness. 'I don't want to do anything so I want everything to be given to me and everyone else to do things for me.' This is one idea of easy but if you are truly honest with yourself, is it really easy?

When I evaluate that scenario, it seems pretty nice at first. Then I start thinking about the guilt I would feel. The self-criticism I'd give myself for being lazy. I'd have to deal with the judgments of others and vocal criticisms of how I'm living my life. I'd have no money, few friends if any, and a really bad attitude. In the end, it feels very heavy and heaviness is just not very easy.

Now, let's look at a different kind of life. You're getting up every morning and tuning in with your intuition and the Lord's will. You're asking about what wonderful purposeful kinds of things you are going to do. You've set an intention for the day, week, month, and year. You've put it on your vision board, in a recording or whatever way you use to manifest things. You live as if it's already happened. Things fall into place in your life; seriously the synchronicity is magical. The things you are doing are fun and exciting and you're so grateful for them. Occasionally, you might hit a stuck spot that you view as an opportunity to do some sort of breakthrough/healing work and after that, the world is moving like magic again. At the end of the day, you look at all you've accomplished. You feel amazing. You feel light. You felt like your day was so easy and yet you actually got so much done.

This second way of living is the "easy" we are craving. It's not that we want to do nothing. Sure, occasionally a break is great and if we're following intuition, we'll have plenty of breaks and fun times. What we really want is a life without resistance. Are we acknowledging where the resistance is coming from? Our limiting beliefs (including the one that said that “life was never meant to be easy"), trapped emotions, and other types of trauma all cause resistance.

In reality, when we say we want things to be easy, we are saying we want to live our lives in a way that the resistance is gone, we're living our lives, and feeling fulfilled. We're living in our unique purposes or what some call our Zone of Genius. That's what an easy life is. So, yeah, I want my life to be easy.

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1 comment:

  1. the easy you describe creates joy and happiness and abundance and it seems to feed off itself and continually grow and expand and it attracts like minded people and actions into your life.