These are the most important life lessons I’ve learned so far.
1. Trust is the real gold
The beauty of having at least one person we can absolutely, completely trust is priceless.
2. Visualize & Meditate daily
Visualization and meditation are key to creating the life we want. These practices help us to FOCUS on clarifying our purpose so we can accomplish our goals and lead a satisfying life.
3. Eat less & Move more
Another thing that sounds so easy – and it is. There are lots of ways to complicate stuff, but it’s simple. Just eat less and move more. Remember being a little kid and running for fun, playing tag and skipping all through the lunch hour? Be that kid having fun and feeling easy. Being healthy is the foundation of all abundance in life. Money is completely useless without health.
4. Do not deign to complain
Complaining is for people who are playing the victim role. Enlightened adults do not whine about the lives they are subjected to. They are not victims. We are all powerful creators of our lives. We take responsibility to change our course if the lives we are living are not meeting our needs.
5. Freedom is better than parenthood
That’s right, I said it. I am very glad I didn’t reproduce. I can say that, but if you have kids and said that you wish you didn’t, you’d be a horrible person. You have to say, “It’s the best thing I ever did”, even as you are sleep deprived for years, never stop worrying, feel stuck with your job, your neighbourhood, or your spouse, and completely forget that you had a life, or a purpose besides being a parent. Not everyone should reproduce. Being kid free has given me such joy and freedom, with a wealth of time and money, and the ability to keep my life fun, focused and spontaneous. If you don’t already have kids, consider your entire future very carefully before making a hasty decision that is irreversible.
Feeling as you do about having children, I’m glad for the sake of the children that you didn’t have that you didn’t.