There is no doubt that we are complicated people, so we sometimes need to simplify our lives.
You are a person of intelligence and emotion. This very fact makes you complicated. No two people experience their feelings and thoughts the same way all the time, which makes the world a complex place.
Being complicated isn’t a bad thing. It really just means that we need to understand ourselves completely and, where possible, take the simplified approach.
Some things are more straightforward than others. You look at something and know what must be done. Even though it might seem like an instantaneous thought, your mind has processed what you see and pulls a response based on your historical behaviours. The things that are harder are those that occur less frequently or are fraught with emotion.
Our emotions sometimes get the best of us and make a pretty simple situation more complicated because of how we feel about it or the people involved.
When you remove the emotion and deal with the factual side of things, it becomes a little more straightforward. When you recognize this, you can make an effort to step back from your emotions and look at the facts in order to make a decision. We often realize that the emotion got in the way or was more heightened than it needed to be.
Another way we complicate things is by overthinking them. We think and think about something without taking action. This is how people become procrastinators. They keep thinking about the situation and put off dealing with it, finding other ways to keep themselves busy.
Being complicated means that we know what we like and don’t like, we have a range of emotions, and we vary from the person next to us. This makes us unique and special. Embrace your differences and complexity and that of those around you.
Life itself is messy and complicated, so it only goes to say that we are the same. When we acknowledge this, we become happier and more at peace. We accept not only ourselves but are more accepting of others because we understand that they, and their lives, are just as complicated as ours.
I am made of skin and bone like every other person on this planet. My heart beats rhythmically, and my blood bleeds red. It doesn’t matter what colour my skin is, what my religious beliefs are, or even what level of education I have. At the very core, we are the same. It is when we add all those other things that the complexity begins to unfold itself.
I talk the way I do because of the region I was born into and raised in. The words I love you, although spoken differently around the world, mean the same thing to each of us. Pure love is universal, without prejudice or bias. This is a simple statement of truth. The more complicated piece arrives with all the other emotions surrounding loving someone.
Knowing what to do or not to make someone happy comes from practice and trial and error. The same is true for understanding what brings us true joy and peace. It takes time because we are complicated.
Don’t let yourself get frustrated or angry because someone else is different than you or a situation is not working out as expected. Acknowledge the complexity and emotions involved and step back and look at the situation.
Never forget that you are not alone in this. We are all complicated.
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