It’s easier than ever to follow the signs

 

It’s easier than ever to put a question out there and get answers.

If it’s a meaningful personal yearning, don’t google it. Just ask it. And then be attentive.

One of my favorites is how DavidPaul Doyle would center himself each morning, ask a question, then go about his day.

Inevitably he would hear the answer! From someone in his day. It might be a snippet of conversation overheard. It might be a phrase someone uttered while talking to him about something unrelated. It could even be from the radio, TV, a song playing in the background while driving or some other source . . . . but answers would come.

I get a kick out of soul nudges — messages that pop up throughout my meanderings — subtle communications that infuse positivity. They often act as a reminder — you know, to settle down and abide in the general well being that pervades most moments.

These messages speak to my better self. They coax me back to sanity when my mind is scampering amok.

Like the above bumper sticker.

Or when I looked for signs of love on the road . . .

They’re everywhere, these signals to your highest best you.

#FollowTheSigns

 

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The simplicity-complexity loop

We start from simplicity, then we complexify — because we  must to experiment our way toward our aims.

At some point the astute creator simplifies — cutting out the extraneous, the barely profitable, the impossibly time-consuming, the energy drags, the nags, the drains, the inefficiencies, the misaligned, the things that buzz darkly in our brains in off-hours.

We get as lean as we can in our processes.

To live more purposefully.

Then slowly, inadvertently, we complexify again.

It’s not a sin. It’s a result.

Complexity in our lives is the result of our aspirations. More specifically, it’s the predictable outcome when we take action on goals and whims.

Knowing that life will get complex should give us comfort. It’s only because we want so much that it has become so.

Which means every time we recognize that too muchness has overwhelmed our lives, we can take comfort in that too. All we need to do is clarify our truest desires. And then pare down from there.

Simplify.

To that beautiful place where you’re living at your perfect pitch. Your ideal rhythm. You get to work and sleep and breathe and play and be homeful in the right proportions.

(Knowing that at some unguarded point you will complexify again.)

(But maybe just maybe not quite so much.)

Embracing the Simplicity-Complexity Loop has an advantage.

Awareness. Once you’re aware of the process, it’s easier to say no to wants that overly add complexity.

Trivialities don’t have the same pull when you want to live on the simplicity side of the loop.

 

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Something to remember in this polarized climate

We are all beings of light with a common flame.

~ Scott Doyle
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