Simplicity

This world is complex.  With the explosion of technology, the world seems to be getting more and more complex as each day passes.  The world continues to move faster and faster.  People continue to move faster.  People continue to want more and gain more, as the pressure to keep up continues to heighten.  Most of us are trained, conditioned, from a very young age to keep up with those around us, or else, we will get lost and eventually fall behind.  We will fail.  Most of us are conditioned to perform.  Conditioned to perform to a certain level or expectation at home, at school, within athletics, within our relationships.  We are pressured to live our lives in a certain way in order to gain acceptance.  In order to gain reward.  In order to gain recognition.  In order to gain applause.  In order to gain advancement.  The complexity and pressure continue to build the older we get.  The world aggressively entices us to walk in a certain direction, aggressively pulls us to live our life in a specific way.  Those around us strongly influence us toward a specific direction, urge us often, to follow them in living a specific way.  The complexity builds.  The pressure builds.  We move faster, faster, faster.  We are EXPECTED to live faster, faster, and faster.  We have to keep up.  We have to live our life a certain way in order to be accepted.  We can’t slow down.  We can’t waver.  We can’t let up.  We can’t take a break.  We will lose everything if we do.  We will be left out, left behind.  We have to get more, gain more, do more, be more, MOVE FASTER.  FASTER. FASTER.  I REJECT this.  I reject this mentality.  This way of living life.  I have rejected, and will continue to reject this mentality.  I refuse to conform to complexity.  I refuse to conform to the world’s way.  I refuse to conform to somebody else’s way.  I refuse to live my life fast.  I refuse to try to keep up with others, with the world, in order to gain temporal rewards.  I refuse to lose myself in the complexity and pressure.  I refuse to live my life through the opinions of others.  I have to admit, I have succumbed to the world in the past.  I have succumbed to others in the past.  I will NOT, allow this to happen again.  I do not have to live my life the way the world wants me to live.  I do not have to live my life the way someone else wants me to live.  I don’t have to be forced to do what I don’t want to do, forced to be someone I am not.  I will not live my life in complexity.  I will not live my life through external pressures.  I am a man of simplicity.  I don’t want a lot, nor do I need a lot.  I have no desire to gain more.  No desire to play the games others play in order to keep up, in order to measure up.  I am who I am.  I know who I am.  I am learning who I am.  Embracing who I am.  I will express who I am.  I am an individual.  I will live how I want to live.  On my terms, not your terms, nor the world’s terms.  I am going to live simple.  I am going to embrace simplicity.  I am going to embrace what God has given me to give.  I will take my time.  I will live at my pace.  I will live my life one day at a time.  I will lead.  I will be an example.  A positive influence.  I will be someone to follow.  I will show others, inspire others, to live life full, to live the life they are to live.  I will serve others.  Love others.  I will be relentless.  Consistent.  Patient.  Simplicity over complexity.  I will fail.  I will fall.  But I will continue.  I will continue to learn.  Grow. Explore.  Expand.  Mature. Teach.  I am ready.  I am moving forward.  I am walking down a different path, my path.  It’s beautiful.  It’s difficult.  It’s exciting.  It is exactly where I am supposed to be.

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