Easy World: February 2007 Archives

I live in Easy World

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Early yesterday morning, I woke up before I was ready to get up, and was feeling overwhelmed with the thoughts of needing to select contractors for the pool project. Not only do we need to have the pool installed, we need to have a bunch of carpentry work, some concrete excavation, and electrical work done to prepare for the pool installation. My experience in the past with this is having a challenge finding contractors willing to do small jobs, so I found myself kind of dreading the process. But suddenly, that still, small voice within whispered, "You know, Julia, you could just choose to live in Easy World, where everything is easy.” I thought about it for about a split second and said, "Okay. I choose to live in Easy World where everything is easy." I instantly felt better and rolled over and went back to sleep.

The night before, I had submitted some information to ServiceMagic.com, an Internet company that matches you with pre-screened contractors in your area to bid on your job. By the time I got up, I already had 4 phone messages from contractors who wanted the jobs. And except for one of the people I talked to, I picked up copasetic vibes from all of them. By the time I’d been up for 45 minutes, I had lined up appointments with all of them. The first one we met with was thoroughly charming, excited about the work, gave us a very reasonable price, and was someone we would be happy to have around the house. Because we felt so good about him, I cancelled all but one additional appointment because Rick wanted to be sure the first guy’s pricing was in line—and the first guy was much more reasonably priced than the guy’s that came today. Easy! In fact, everything yesterday and today has been easy, easy, easy.

Today, I continued to dwell in Easy World, and had a cool experience with Tony, our webmaster, over the phone. He was gnashing his teeth a bit about a task that he was not remembering how to do, so I told him about Easy World and invited him in. When I finished talking, dead silence. I thought he had blown off what I said or had not been listening. But after a few seconds, he said something to the effect of, “What do you know? I found the script to do it (the thing I’d asked him to do) and it’s done! How easy was that?!” He had accepted my invitation into Easy World!

This evening, I went to the health food store during rush hour, which is on a very busy street. To leave the parking lot, I usually have to turn right and go up a hill and around the block on a little neighborhood street to get going back the way I need to go to get home. I had the thought, “I wish I didn’t have to go around the block (the neighborhood streets are a mess with all the snow and freezing we’ve had—fresh snow today on top of it all), but then I thought, “No problem. I live in Easy World.”

In the store, I was looking for my favorite Ezekiel 4:9 English muffins (somewhat of an addiction for me), but they only had the cinnamon-raisin variety, which I didn’t want. I said to myself as I started to walk away, “Hmmm…in Easy World, there are all the muffins I need, so I’m sure they’ll be available when I need them.” (I knew there was still at least one pack in our freezer at home.) Just then, I turned my head to the left, and where (I swear!) there were no muffins before, there were 2 big stacks of packages of the plain Ezekiel 4:9 muffins I had been looking for! Easy!

As I left the parking lot, I was planning take my normal route around the block, when I suddenly realized there was no traffic in either direction! While making a left turn out of that parking lot is prohibited, I knew it was okay to do it in Easy World.

There are so many other things with the potential to be challenging that have turned out to be so very easy since I made my decision to move to Easy World. I have been continually telling myself, “I live in Easy World! I love it here in Easy World!” Whenever I feel myself starting to clench up over something, I remind myself that I live in Easy World, where everything is easy, and I move easily back into The Flow.

Easy World is a really cool place. Want to join me?

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