how to stop looking for easy steps in three easy steps

Nov 6, 2015

I noticed a recent compulsion of mine to read blogs offering post after post after post of self-development strategies in the form of lists.  My noticing led to wondering.

What is the draw? Why the need to find answers that are neatly tied up in formulas and acrostics? And what place do strategies have in a life lived consciously?

When my noticing and questioning didn’t lead to any answers, I decided to join in the fray and make my own list.

How to Stop Looking for Easy Steps to Ease in 3 Easy Steps

1. Remind myself that life is not ‘easy’ nor is it ‘difficult’. Those are simply the words from the filter of my experience that I choose as labels for situations I encounter.

2. Choose to see that my desire to follow well-marketed promised shortcuts to ease are a result of forgetting Step 1 and to mollify some perceived discomfort.

3. Laugh, dance and step lightly and lively through and around the current societal addiction to strategizing towards some perceived level of betterment or contentment. 

Phew, I feel better already.

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