Striving to become …

“Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.” ― Mahatma Gandhi   We are living in a time that would have us believe we have to strive for more, accumulate things, reach for enlightenment, find our life purpose and make a difference in the world. I have to admit there was a time I when was caught up in all of this and that I failed. I failed because I was striving for something that can’t be caught. I spent years on the treadmill in an attempt to prove I was good enough. But good enough for whom? I am not sure, for I don’t really think anyone noticed. Yes, I did get the praise and the pat on the back for a job well done but, if I were to go back to all those whom I was trying to impress I wonder if they would even recall those situations. What I discover along the way is that life is ever changing. It’s a roller coaster ride that changes so quickly it’s impossible to give it meaning. For as soon as we assign meaning to it … [Read more...]

Change the channel.

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra The other day I took my car in for an oil change and came away with an unexpected gift. By habit before I leave my car for service, I shut off the audio and slide my seat back. I move the seat back as a curtsey to the mechanic’s knees. I assume they are taller than me. As for turning off the audio, I don’t like it when the service folks change my programming or radio station. Do you also have something that bugs you when it gets changed? I have to admit that there was a time when I had a long list. Getting back to the oil change. When my car was ready I got into it, adjusted the seat and headed off to the next destination. As I was driving along something caught my attention…the music was different but enjoyable. I checked and sure enough it was on a different station. I left it there and began to pay more attention to the music and before I knew it I was welcoming the new tunes I was hearing. Looking back at … [Read more...]