Why not?

So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you. (1 Peter 5:6,7)

Never is an awfully long time. (J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan)

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Why not live carefree? There are so many things in life that can consume us.  What keeps us in a constant state of anxiety? For me it’s when I let my self-importance and insecurity overwhelm  my very existence. Being alive and being a part of this world are sacred gifts.

I get tired of wasting my life on what’s going wrong, or what mistakes I made or might make, or even possibly am making right this moment. Why not live carefree? What keeps me from listing what’s right with me? What’s right with the world? What’s beautiful and pleasant and true?

Why not, may seem like a flippant response to this life. But on the other hand, if I never ask this question, what might I be missing?

Why not live carefree? I dare you to ask yourself that question this weekend. Maybe even have little dialogue in your journal or with a collage. Sometimes it is helpful to name, and even see the obstacles in order to move past them.

Why not live carefree?

Here are some links and a few quotes to spur you on in carefree living:

Water: The Fluid Ways of Creativity by Kristal Norton

For Your Weekend by Emily P. Freeman

 

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