Wednesday, February 04, 2009

perhaps paradoxical, but happy thought nonetheless

A conversation with Neil last night produced this jointly-created aphorism:

If life seems easy, there's something you're not doing.

What do you think? Personally, this idea is comforting to me: it makes me feel like all my struggles, whether they be big or small, aren't because I'm falling short; it's because I'm doing what I need to be doing: learning and growing and conquering my difficulties. And then moving on and finding some more.

But really, what do you think?

**and lest you worry, my day is going just fine today. :-)

4 comments:

danielle said...

I totally agree. But honestly I can't remember a time in my life where it seemed really easy. However, I do feel like accepting this about life makes it feel easier. You know? And I am a firm believer in letting things go that aren't really adding anything to your life. Simplify is my motto lately. And that really does make life easier.

Rachel Mae said...

I'm with Danielle. I keep thinking an "easy" moment will come, but it hasn't in 27 years so far. But I'm also realizing that a lot of it has to do with my mindset. In other words, what am I defining as "hard"? My goal is to see things like my job, differences with Josh, etc. as enriching my life. Sometimes I have to remind myself that lazing around on a beach forever would result in a highly unsatisfactory life in the end. So, this is a round about way of saying that I think I agree. And I too get my spirits raised from negative-sounding things sometimes.

Crapos said...

I don't know. My life at this moment in time seems pretty easy (except for the weekends when I have a car and have to do a week's worth of errands in one day) and I'm actually feeling more fulfilled and accomplished than I have in a long time. I think the reason for this is my being more realistic about what I can and can't do. And I'm breaking my plans/goals into definite steps that can be slowly climbed. Anyway, the point of my rambling is that I think sometimes life can be easy without having to come to a stand-still.

lanada said...

I think life in general is easy, interspersed with difficult moments. Days. Weeks. Months. Years. But living? Even living well and doing all the things that you should/want to/have to do? Piece of cake.

(I'm trying to focus less on how frustrated I am all the time and more on how delightful my life really is.)

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