Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

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This is an excellent book that teaches the reader how to live peacefully in a complicated world.  The author starts the book by making three key points.

  1. The need for perfection and the desire for inner tranquility conflict with each other.
  2. Without, patience, life is extremely frustrating.  You are easily annoyed, bothered, and irritated.  Patience adds a dimension of ease and acceptance to your life.  It’s essential for inner peace.
  3. Humility and inner peace go hand in hand.  The less compelled you are to prove yourself to others, the easier it is to feel peaceful inside.

The rest of the book is spent giving detailed information on how to deal the various situations without losing your inner peace.  It’s full of practical advice and I highly recommend it.

 

Hammock Thoughts

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I was laying in the hammock and looking at the blue sky above me.  A few white clouds slowly passed over head.  Bees and butterflies were flittering around the yard.  Birds were in a tree nearby and signing a beautiful song.  The warmth of the sun radiated against my skin.

Everything seemed so peaceful and it bore down to my soul.  I felt tranquility flowing throughout my entire body.  I wondered to myself, why I rarely spend time in the hammock.

This is something I can and should enjoy more often in my life.  In fact, I think we all could benefit from having such a place in our lives.