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In Defense of Ease

Myth: I need to summon strength and courage to make my dreams come true.

Why a myth?  It sounds reasonable.  But recently I had a shift in thought that made that whole notion seem ridiculous. If your dream is born of what you love, why paint it as a giant monster that you must prepare to battle?

No, it is a patch of sunshine, a playground. Do we need strength, sacrifice and determination to hug our loved ones, dance in the ocean, sing at the top of our lungs in the car?

If the quality of our dreams includes joy and fulfillment why not run towards them in delight? The belief that achieving our dreams will require some huge feat of spirit may, in fact, be a self-made obstacle.

Instead of the idea that we have to work really, really hard to get what we want, how about the idea that life will be easier if we stand in a place that we love?  The premise here is that easy is a good thing. Read more