August 05, 2007

Relax and Let Go


"You can either relax and let go of your life, in which case you will know peace. Or you can try to control your life, in which case you will know war. Try to make simple enjoyment of your life your goal. For example, if you want to be a good parent, just make the goal to enjoy your children, and you'll do everything right. The simpler you can keep your goal, the more successful you're going to be. There's nothing complicated about all this. Just relax, be happy, and treat the people around you gently. It really is that simple. The struggle is in getting to a place where you sincerely want to do that."

-Hugh Prather

24 comments:

Alok said...

totally agree with the sentiment

Happy friendship day to u!

alok

Irene said...

Alok: Thank you and Happy Friendship Day to you, too! Take care! :)

Paolo... said...

so cool!ΓΌ I love the quote!

Bearette24 said...

I like this one!

Echo said...

Irene - Great quote and awesome picture to capture it's true sentiments. I love it!

my4kids said...

Great quote and love the picture I love swinging.

justawriter said...

This is a wonderful quote...lovely!

Brian said...

Simple words and heartfelt.

Thanks. :)

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Clare said...

This quote should be taped to everyone's bathroom mirror so it's the first thing they see everyday. Really wonderful thoughts. Thank you Irene!
:)

Pamela said...

I like that "simple goal" thought.

Wish I'd have been less uptight when my kids were small.

I think I'm better with my grands.

Kris said...

Love the quote Irene!

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Da Winged Acrophobic said...

Uplifting.

AnnieElf said...

A sentiment filled with truth and wisdom.

Hezron Mariano said...
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zeroimpact said...

Yes, the simplier it is the better
Life is simple and it's us that makes it all that difficult

Diesel said...

That war thing sounds kind of cool.

JR's Thumbprints said...

If I "just let go" the petty thieves will pick my pocket.

wolfbaby said...

true

and i love the photo

Chrixean said...

That's a lovely quote, and I need to reflect it some more because I tend to be a control freak and a perfectionist... which usually ends up making me unhappier and more out of control... sigh.... thanks of dropping by my blog! I will visit yours again soon :)

ShadowFalcon said...

I love swings....i so agree with you

Santosh said...

I dont agree!In life real peace comes after one has acchieved some thing..anything,that one has set for himself.Otherwise...whats the difference between a lazy soul,who just let things paas by and wopuld adjust for any thing....lifes a challange..its a fight...its a competition..between you and your dreams...if you try hard,you can wind..and then only you know whats real relaxation!

Vicki said...

thnask for sharing this post....

yon nga, to be contented for what i have and be happy of it....

thanks God for giving me all these blessing........