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When things are easy, we take
them for granted but is that
necessarily a bad thing?
The greatest gift some-
times is to be able to take the things we
love for granted. Not to the extent where
it can lead to contempt or abuse but so
that we can be comfortable with our gifts
and not doubt them. Above all, we should
nurture our closest relationships and
other precious life treasures, trusting that
they are indeed ours and with a sensitive
amount of care, can always be.
The type of 'taking for granted' that
can be positive is where there is lack of
struggle, insecurity and uncertainty. As
long as we hold on too tightly to what
we have, choosing fear over serenity, we
can never really know peace and true
It's okay to be a little 'hungry' in life
because if we had everything we wanted
all the time, there'd be nothing to strive
for and no sense of achievement when
we do succeed.
So, as with everything in life, balance
is the key. Let us embrace our triumphs
with enough humility to learn from
both successes and so-called failures.
Life is full of both. No one can ever exist
without some strife, disappointment and
conflict but these can only cripple us if
we allow them to define us. We are more
than our achievements or mistakes.
If we have set expectations and
require perfect outcomes, we will never
be free -- we will be the victims of our
own self image, slaves to ambition, vanity,
ego and greed.
A good rule of thumb is to live without
obsession and with moderation, boring
as that notion often is. Anything we want
too much, seek too much and give too
much energy to, will turn around and bite
us, sooner or later.
Are you happy? This question is likely to
bring either a defensive response like "Of
course I am!" or a bemused reply of, "No,
should I be?"
Happiness is such a simple, natural
concept and yet it seems so hard for the
average person to attain. Most of us are
really bad at being happy!
Why on earth should this be so? Firstly,
let's explode some myths and then we
can look at some strategies for allowing
happiness into our lives.
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