Life isn’t as complicated or as scary as you might think. Once you understand a few, simple universal truths, your life will become a lot easier, more productive, and more enjoyable. In fact – it will set you free. Most of us are worried about things that don’t matter. If we could see the reality of the situation, we’d worry a lot less. We’re also making life more challenging than it needs to be. So maybe a perspective shift is what’s in order.

The Universe doesn’t care. Sometimes it seems like the sun, the moon, and the stars are plotting against you, but it’s simply not true. The universe doesn’t play favorites or make enemies. It doesn’t care. It’s up to you to create the life you desire through education, understanding and compassion.

Ninety-nine percent of the people in your life don’t really care, either. Most people aren’t that concerned with your happiness and success. They’re too busy worrying about themselves to worry about you. So, their opinions don’t really matter. We can learn from each others perspectives, but we must embrace those efforts as both teachers and students.

In the long run, your mistakes won’t matter. If you’re worried about messing up, making an incorrect decision, or a mistake you’ve made, ask yourself if it will make a notable difference for the better in 10 years? 20 years? A lifetime? If not, you can avoid worrying about it.

The people in your life can make it significantly better or worse. We share this life with others and in ways large and small they can influence our thoughts, actions and understanding. So we should choose who we grow through life with carefully. I always to say each their own, so we should not judge or condemn others with whom we may not agree with, but instead move on, let them be, let them find their own path and learn from there own mistakes. One day we may meet up again and share different views and better understandings.

Things beyond your control don’t deserve your attention. Why worry about the weather or the future or a million other things large and small that often are beyond anyones control. We often mistake control for action, but the truth is that our actions to a given moment have more power than the moment itself.

Happiness and success don’t have to happen at the same time. There are successful people that are miserable. There are happy people that are struggling. Becoming successful won’t necessarily make you happy. Again the key to moving beyond such moments is understanding and compassion for ourself and those we spend our days with. Happiness like all emotions is just a moment in time.

The quality of your life is determined by how you spend your time each day. Spending time on frivolous activities doesn’t add value to your life. Think about how you spend your time. If you’ll use it more productively, your life will be more fulfilling. Understanding the basics of life makes the whole game easier.

Accept responsibility for your life, realize what matters to you, and spend your time wisely. You can choose to either ignore these simple universal truths or accept them. It’s your choice but life is so much better when you allow these universal truths to set you free.

Peace and Love, Jim

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