Today's Motivation 03/11/2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. - Confucius
Here's my take:
Is your life simple? Or is it complicated? If you would’ve asked me about this quote before, my answer probably would’ve been that those who say it is simple are fools because how can life be anything but a mess, the source of anxiety and complications.
But now that I’ve thought about this long and hard, I would say people are complicated and not life. We are the ones who tend to overthink everything and make mountains out of a molehill. We are the ones expecting people to understand our needs without voicing them, as if people have been gifted with telepathy. We are the ones who while trying on a dress think of whether every person would approve of it before approving it ourselves. We are the ones who, before eating any comfort food, calculate all the calories and the exercise we’ll have to do the day after. We are the ones who always try to read between the lines. And then we are the ones who say life is hard.
Let’s be honest, no one wants their life to be complex and if given a chance at a simple life, you’d grab it in a heartbeat. So, how can you make your life simple? If you want to eat that yummy burger then go and eat it! Worry about the exercises and calories later! If you like that dress in the shop across the street, then buy it! Who cares whether the world likes it or not! You do and that’s all that matters.
Dance in the rain if you want to and stop wondering what all others on the street are going to think, it’s not like you’ll ever see them again. I think half the problems in life are just due to overthinking. If you feel the beauty, then life becomes beautiful but when you see only the issues then life is complicated.
Remember, life is just like a mirror, what you see is a reflection of who you are.
So just stop worrying; laugh loudly, live deeply and love intensely.