Friday, September 16, 2005

Fun, Safe and Easy

Life can be fun, safe and easy.

When seen as a game, an adventure, a challenge to learn, life can be fun.
When we take life's challenges seriously, we contract and lose our enjoyment.
When we are in grief, judgment, comparison or resentment, nothing seems fun.
When we perceive the possibilities and know our own joy will transform our experience, we have fun.

When we look for all the dangers of everyday life, we can believe that we are an endangered species.
When we scan our world for potential problems, we will find them all and create even more.
When we search for how to protect ourselves from what might go wrong, we help create our fear.
When we stay in fear, we perceive danger everywhere.

When we believe that pain brings gain, we look for the hard way.
When we are convinced those who struggle are rewarded better, we make sure we work hard.
When we don't want to make others look bad, we may even exaggerate the efforts we have made.
When we want to do less, we may make it seem like more so we can coast a little.

Our leaders, teachers, parents and authorities may convince us life is serious, dangerous and difficult.
When you believe it is, it will be.
What you believe you perceive.
What you perceive you strengthen.

Some would see fun, safe and easy as blasphemous. I see it as effective living.

Listen within.
Follow your heart.
Enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy.
Stop what no longer works.
Seek the path that flows with ease.
Fill yourself with forgiveness and kindness.
Take time to smile and reach out to others.
Answer the inner call with enthusiasm and gratitude.
Look for the sunshine, even in the rain.
There is always light behind every storm cloud.
There is an opportunity to bless and love in every disaster.
Disintegration and undoing begets the possibility of integration at a higher level.
The creation cycle begins from love and ends with appreciation.

Life can be fun, safe and easy when I am willing to perceive it so.
Loving you,
Betty Lue