A brilliant Buddhist I met many years ago at a party told me something I never forgot. He said “life is really quite simple and we complicate it.” Not talking of course about unforeseen events that can change everything. But, everyday life challenges and how we accept the good , the bad, and the fantastic. It’s quite easy when everything is going your way, but what about when your emotional strength must come to surface? I had a most interesting conversation with a bus driver yesterday. A woman who had the attitude of a yogi. Positive sharp, kind, and a joy to talk to. She mentioned people can be mean-spirited and she can usually tell immediately by their expression when they board the bus. Unhappiness and fretting over the smallest things can cause harmful stress . The more I think about it, attitude and your own emotional tools and resources can very often change the outcome of most situations. Many people cause their own problems. Think of the people you really enjoy being with. The family and friends who nourish. The older I become, the more selective I am about who I let in my life. A positive attitude and the ability to feel joy. Having a therapist 24/7 helps. ME….
Maybe life is simple……..as long as we don’t watch the news.