I spend a great deal of time longing for simplicity; for a time when life wasn't so complicated.
Do you remember being a child and dreaming about how much "better" life would be as an adult? I know I do. Back then, I was so convinced that everything only became easier with age. I will admit that certain things during adolescence were more difficult than they are now as an "grown up," but for the most part, life really was so much easier. Sometimes I feel like I would do almost anything for the opportunity to be a kid again...even just for a couple of days.
I long to trade responsibility for free time.
I long to trade business casual for "play clothes."
I long to trade irate work calls for kickball at recess.
I just want that feeling of bliss and contentment.
Earlier today, I was trying to remember the last time that I was truly relaxed. While sitting at my desk, I noticed how tense my shoulders and my neck seem to be. That's something I have never really paid much attention to, but now that that thought has entered my mind, I'm really feeling it.
How does one reclaim that childlike feeling of simplicity in the hustle and bustle of adult life? That sense of peace that you get when you are completely relaxed, and your mind is in a restful state...where does that come from?
I'm on the hunt for simplicity...for the ability to feel like I'm soaking up some sun on a breezy spring day even while I'm stoically perched in my desk chair. Just because there is more to think about as an adult doesn't mean that all good feelings must be done away with, right?
Where do you find your peace of mind?
Posted by Miranda @ My Restless Soul at 5:00 AM