Over 200 years ago people fled tyranny to find peace and tranquillity. It’s probably not a bad model to follow every year.
The Tyranny of Life
There are a lot of demands on our time. Work requires us to do more and more each year, it seems. We often have to follow orders without being able to inject our own creativity. We struggle to juggle work with our other responsibilities.
People put demands on our time. There are people who need us. There are people who respectfully depend on us, and there are those who demand from us regardless of what we need.
We put demands on ourselves as well. We need to get the gutters cleaned. We need to fix that leaky faucet. We need to do something about that crazy sound the car is making.
Life is simply demanding. But we don’t have to live under its tyranny.
A Call for Independence
It’s time to take a page out of the serenity prayer book by changing what we can and finding tranquility in accepting what we can’t change.
We can’t change a lot of things about our lives, but we can find positive ways to respond to them. We can celebrate our accomplishments and be thankful for what we have, even our failures (they teach us so much). We can find fun in our work and in life in general. We can make life an adventure.
In short, we can live under the tyranny of life, or we can choose to make the most of our opportunities and have a positive attitude about the things that come our way.
After all, it’s our life. We can choose tyrannical rule or we can choose to live abundantly. It’s our choice.
It’s time to declare our independence.