“In the pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the pursuit of enlightenment, every day something is dropped. Less and less do you need to force things, until you arrive at non-action. When nothing is done, nothing remains undone.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te ChingEFFORT VS. EASE Since I made the leap to follow my heart and live my calling, every one of my greatest “successes”—in the traditional Western society sense of the term—has come to me. Every one of my greatest achievements, those events that made other people go, “Oh, wow, that’s so cool, wish I could do that,” has been easy. They’ve felt like play. Not because I’m outstanding, or better than anyone else. Because I am beginning to fully understand who I am and why I’m here, and I’m starting to step up in the world and play that role. Doing this is a little scary at times, but mostly feels like a great ocean of relief. Hanging on to who I wasn’t was harder than accepting who I am. It’s not that it doesn’t take work. It’s not that it doesn’t take commitment. It’s not that we never feel afraid or insecure. In fact, it might always feel like just a little too much. But the little things that make up the little too much will each feel pretty wonderful. So I’m noticing this today, making it a conscious practice, and inviting you to do the same: “Go home. Rest.” And when we get the invitation to come out and play again—do it with gusto. With love, Lindsey
THANK YOU!!! On this Thanksgiving week, I want to thank you for sharing your thoughts. Inspiring!
These topics are so cofsnniug but this helped me get the job done.
That’s way the bestest answer so far!
Love the piece Lindsey. I shared it with my fan page. :)
Hugs, Jeannie P.