I’m drawn to the simpler life of surviving and of finding shelter, food and safety in these stories.
Have you ever had this thought? I think it would be easier for me to thrive in a post-apocalyptic setting then in today’s society. Perhaps it’s the fresh start and the level playing field.
Could I actually be sick and tired of personal development and self-actualizing? Or is the appeal really the opportunity for a complete life do-over?
Maybe it’s because I think as a coach I would be a very natural and valuable leader in such a post-apocalyptic scenario. What about you? Ever find yourself longing for simpler living?
What do you find specifically appealing about making a fresh simpler start? Is it, living a simpler life or the crystal clarity about what really matters? Survival is clear and simple and it’s obviously practical.
How many aspects of your current life can you say really matters to you?
I don’t know about you but I’m not going to dropout completely and go raise chickens in isolation. I’m also not going to wait for the plague to wipe us out so I can fight zombies.
I think it’s more courageous to fight the zombie-like aspects of the lives we’re already living. Really how much of your current life brings you vividly alive?
So what choices do you have if you crave the clarity and meaning of a simpler life?
You could start by asking the following questions and honoring your responses with action.
What could I drop or cut out of my life today that would make it much simpler right away?
What areas of my life are too unclear to even choose a new direction?
What choice might clear things up for me?
What doesn’t much matter at all that eats up my time and attention?
What really matters where I’m pretending that it doesn’t?
The truth is life is as simple or complicated as we have decided it needs to be. You can decide to make a fresh start right now. Answer those questions and take one small action towards simpler living.