Sunday, 14 June 2015

Choose a simple life...

There is nothing wrong with a job. 

Ok I don't have one.. The last one i was in, I was there for eight months...

The one before that, a few years ago, lasted 4 months...

And the one before that was for one and a half years ... I think...

But my point is this... In this whole new alternative lifestyle, hippie bohemian lifestyle that we see on Pinterest and facebook and all these other 'cool' online sites ... Makes a person, every person, believe that their job is just an in between before they find 'their calling' 

Your calling. 

What if your calling was that job? And thanks to these pictures of people hanging by the beach, standing on mountain tops staring at the valleys, confuses you to the point that you become unhappy...

And one can become seriously unhappy today if they feel like they haven't found their thing to do...

I recently ready this article about a writer telling people to give it up, take that risk.. Go travel the world, learn about yourself, 'find yourself' the most over rated words I have ever really 'found'!!!!

It's like telling someone to go up to a quiet mountain and meditate... That's easy.. Do it here in the middle of the chaos and show me... 

Finding yourself while on a fun vacation... Not so difficult... 

Do it while you take on the responsibilities of your life and maybe another persons, your wife your husband you parents or your kids... And in that find contentment.. Find happiness... 

It's all great ... To push yourself beyond capacity... To get out of the rut... If that's what works for you, good for you... 

Except I personally feel the people who I see going to mountain tops to find themselves are the most lost... Because they are so busy trying to find that external happiness and a sense of fulfilment that they never really look around them, see what they already have and be grateful for it. 

Take risks in life.. But also know that if you choose a simpler life that's ok.... Yes maybe you won't know the thrill of jumping off a plane but you will know that your kid always knows to expect you home at a certain time... And that's nice. 

Everyone writes about how to give it all up ... No one tells you how to hold it all together and have the guts to stand your ground... They romanticise the 'ideal' life but no one explains how to value the life you have... 

Today it's become 'cool' to lead an alternate lifestyle... And while I think that's great.. For those who can.. I just wish the people who can't or don't , for what ever reason, don't look at that lifestyle and wish they had it while taking their own good, full life for granted... 

Having a steady job, knowing where your next pay check is coming from, marrying your sweetheart, kissing your kids good night each night... It's a good life... Shake it up a bit every once in a while but enjoy it too... 

I don't believe one should live in a  continuous rut or lead a routine life... But all I'm saying is sometimes we tell people to yearn for things that may be beyond their reach and instead of having the balls or not having the responsibilities, to go get them we may just make them feel unhappy about not getting them... And that's not worth it... 

Because the whole point of life is to find your ray of happiness and spread it...one way or another ... Isn't it?!


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  2. "Because the whole point of life is to find your ray of happiness and spread it...one way or another ... Isn't it?!"
    It is Aliksha. I agree 100% :)

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  3. lovely post - Zeffirra from I HEART MY PRESENT http://iheartmypresent.blogspot.in/

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