I felt inspired to write this post after seeing some true words of wisdom from the very lovely lady MAMA LINA…. she simply said:
“S T O P F I G H T I N G T H E B A T T L E ”
and we’ve all felt it… that great pull down downwards, that knot in our stomachs, that just builds and builds until it is towering above us… and then knocks us flat. The fact is we’ve all made life exceptionally stressful for ourselves. We’ve made bad choice and we’ve put ourselves in places we don’t want to be. Truth be told we’ve caved into pressure and it makes our lives dam right miserable.
And we needn’t have caved in, we didn’t need to pile all that stress on ourselves, we didn’t need to do that, see that, take this, have those….it was all an illusion and we need to go back to basics.
Reading those 4 little words was the answer to my prayers that day…. I needed to see those words… because these last 3 years I’ve made the transition to a more natural, more simple kind of living, with much less pressure and much more time for self-development. But why did I stop fighting the battle? Well, at one point a few years ago I was slipping down DOWN D O W N for no other reason than my outlook was just totally wrong. I was trying too hard, pushing in the wrong direction and looking in all the wrong places, for all the wrong things. From the outside things looked good but my heart, my soul were totally in pieces. I was egotistical, vain, foolish, and fighting with myself. I wanted to have big things and make grand plans for the future, I wasn;t a bad person but I just wanted things that can and should not be wanted, I wanted financial security, I wanted success…but these things are not obtanable, no amount of money will even insure happiness, no amount of houses or investments will eveer insure a peaceful future, no amount of career sucsefful will ever insure a happy ending.
Infact often these are the true roots of the problem because we get blinded by these things, because they are so appealing and sparkly, these are the things we are told to devote our life to, to put all our time and efort into….. can’t have a family until I have a house, can’t take my head up from the desk until I finish this work, can’t go out because I have to work overtime, can’t go expoloreing got to stay in educaiton…. what is really the driving force? I we driving? Or are we beaing driven…. STOP FIGHTING THE BATTLE…..
And if you stop fighting, struggling and pushing and just….
“L E T I T A L L G O”
…you’ll see how happy you can really be…..I don’t have more stuff, more money or more success than a few years ago, instead I’ve spent time investing in M Y S E L F because what’s more important that that?! Now have a fresh perspective and this invigorating feeling inside, the best feeling I’ve ever felt, the feeling of peace, of freedom and contentment…. because when you truly let go….. that’s when the good stuff floods in.