I’m starting to think that when all the work of preparing for serenity becomes stressful, I’m doing something wrong. Shouldn’t serenity be one of those things that you don’t have to prepare for? Can’t I find serenity and then expect the logistics to fall into place BECAUSE I’m serene?
After a tearful morning, I’ve realized that for me, yes, the answer is to be serene, not to work harder towards serenity. The love of friends and family has calmed me down, and I’ve made some decisions that will lighten the stress. If this blog is about chasing dreams, I would officially like to propose that actions (and thought processes) which make you feel peaceful will bring you nearer your dreams than those that are “productive” but stressful. I encourage anyone reading (whether you’re to the point of tears or not) to look at what is making life difficult and resolve to let it be easier. Not lazier, but more peaceful.
Be willing to let go of some plans. Maybe letting go is a better plan.
When my actions are better aligned to my intentions, I am actually more productive, because I am excited and energized and the things I work on actually lead to the results I care about. I just wanted to share.