Life is as complicated as we choose to make it or allow it. It is a lens we choose, an avoidance of now.
Complication is a barrier to living, it stops us showing up, it keeps us from the moment and it is how the mind sabotages our life.
Stay intensely focused on this moment, the sounds, the smells, all our senses, and then there is no space for thought, no space for complication as it is drowned in the simplicity of just being.
Most of us are engaged as knowledge workers, where we do mainly repetitive and not very fulfiling daily tasks. It leaves a discontent, a feeling that we are not really making a difference.
We can’t all be entrepreneurs or freelancers, we can’t all quit our jobs immediately and roam the world. Of course, over a period of time, anything is achievable.
However, we can choose on a daily basis to do some art, to write a journal, to craft something, to make something, baking a cake, cooking, singing, playing the guitar…to do a small thing that gives a sense of contributing, of doing something that is purposeful. Stepping away from the dripping tap of distraction that is the digital unreal world of unconsciousness.
We live in a world that is instant everything, yet we are so unsatisfied. Satisfaction comes from being present and focusing on one thing, often a simple thing, that brings us real joy and taking our time to enjoy it, not rushing to elsewhere.