What If Life Were Meant to be Easy?
It is an honour to welcome our guest contributor Julia Barnickle today. More about Julia below.
This question has been on my mind since it came up in conversation a few months ago.
“What would it be like if Life were easy, instead of being a struggle?”
We seem to have bought in to the idea that we have been put on this Earth to suffer. But what if it were not so?
What if we had signed up to experience this thing we call Life in a human form, but had lost our copy of the contract somewhere along the way? So we had forgotten that “experience” was clearly defined as “experiencing Joy, Beauty, Fulfilment” rather than “experiencing pain, suffering and boredom”.
I often hear people say (and I’ve said it myself) that, in order to appreciate the good things in Life,
we have to have experienced the bad. That the sun shines brighter after a rain shower.
But is this true?
Is this how a tree feels? Or a bird? Or are they impervious to this kind of reasoning?
I wonder whether this attitude has more to do with our upbringing. We’re made to feel guilty for enjoying Life, unless we’ve paid the price.
But what if Life were meant to be easy, instead of being a struggle?
How would you live your life differently then?
About Our Guest Author
Julia Barnickle is a life coach and business coach, a Quiet Entrepreneur, and a proponent of Taking Life As It Comes. She likes to experiment with new ideas and is currently exploring Introvert-friendly ways to build an on-line Lifestyle business.