Today we ask that you know that life is simple.
The human mind manufactures a lot of complication. The human mind says life is complicated. Look at all the things you must know and learn just to function in this complicated world.
But really, life is simple.
For animals and small children, life is simple.
Sleep. Eat. Play. Love. Take care of your body’s needs.
That is really all there is to it.
Take care of the body. Play. Love. Create.
Life is good. The world is good. Everyone dies out of physical form, and that too is good.
Everything is in balance.
Sometimes there is pain and hunger. Sometimes it is not easy to care for the body. But there is no mental suffering over this, no story of injustice. Pain is temporary. The body heals, or it dies. There is no story about it.
But the human mind, in all its intelligence, manufactures complication.
You see, animals and small children know that life is good.
But grown-ups believe that life should be better.
Therein lies all the complication, all the mental anguish.
You believe that life should be better than it is.
The question is, how? How should life be better than it is?
Everyone has a different answer.
Religious people believe life would be better if everyone were more religious. They believe everyone should be more religious.
Atheists believe life would better if everyone were atheists. They believe everyone should be atheists.
Liberals believe life would be better if everyone were liberals.
Conservatives believe life would be better if everyone were conservatives.
Hitler believed life would be better if the world were unified under fascism and purified of inferior races.
And so on, and so on, and so on.
Can you see that this is a great lie? Believing that life should be better?
And yet probably, you, too, believe that life should be better than it is. In your infinite wisdom, you may have many ideas about improving life.
There is nothing wrong with envisioning your world as a healthier, more loving place.
But there is a difference between holding this vision, and believing that life should be better right now.
Life is good. Life is perfect. Right now.
It cannot be more perfect. It is perfect.
There is no better world that should exist.
There is no better You that should exist.
It is the “should” the manufactures complication in life.
Should is a judgment.
Things should be a certain way. You are angry that they are not this way already. It is unjust.
There is a big difference between “should” and “could.”
You can imagine what a healthier, more loving world could be like. You can imagine what a healthier, more loving You could be like.
But when there is judgment about the world, when there is judgment abut yourself and others — when there is a “should” — then you are caught up in complication, misery, lies.
Be simple. Be simple.
Take care of your body. Play. Love. Create.
Like a child playing with blocks, imagine what could be, and build that shape.
But do not have a story about how it should be better.
Do not look at your blocks, and think “This block building should be better. That person over there has a nicer block building than I do. It is unfair!” Or “This block building should be better. That person over there has a nicer block building than I do. I’m a worthless failure!”
When people discuss “manifestation,” this is the main confusion.
People have forgotten how to create from the place of “Playful Could.”
Instead, they seek to gratify their desires from a place of “Judging Should.”
“I could write a book!”
“I should write a book.”
Even in these phrases, can you feel the difference?
With “I could write a book!” there is playful enthusiasm.
With “I should write a book,” already there is judgment, pressure. You are obligated to write this book. You are calculating the logical reasons why you should write this book. Really, you should have already written this book.
Who do you think is more likely to actually write the book? The person who says: “I could write a book!” Or the person who says: “I should write a book.”
“I could” is simple.
“I should” is complicated.
Look at your dreams, your desires, your actions.
Do they come from the place of “Playful Could”?
Or do they come from the place of “Judging Should”?
The more you align with “Playful Could,” the more you will enjoy the life experience, in a very simple way. And the more you will actually create.
Stop thinking that life should be better, with all your judgments.
But if you have a great idea, coming from a place of “Playful Could” — by all means, act on it.