The Rolling Stones lyrics “You can’t always get what you want – But if you try sometimes well you might find – You get what you need,” is one of truest statements about life. Thanks to a good friend of mine, I was reminded of this tune and contemplated on how things aren’t always what they seem to be.
So many people work hard to find happiness, peace, contentment. Always thinking about the what ifs. Maybe they find contentment in the simple things, but still get exhausted trying to simplify things. Even simplifying takes a certain amount of work.
Some like to lose themselves in work, others claim to not put forth hardly any effort with tons of success.
I think what works for some people may not work for others. There is no one answer. Not everyone fits into the majority and not all minorities are generally one way.
There is a certain freedom to accepting who you are in the here and now. In resisting the temptation to judge yourself or others. In pursuing your dreams while laughing in the midst of the chaos in your brain or life.
By letting go, you are hanging on.
By hanging on, you are persisting.
By persisting, you are trying.
And if you try sometimes, well you just might find, you get what you need.
Have a great day everyone. Here’s to keeping on.