Wednesday, November 12, 2008

K.I.S.S.™

KEEP IT SIMPLE & SACRED.

I saw this tweeted by Life Coach Karen, Keep It Simple & Sacred (K.I.S.S.™ ) it came to her in a quiet conscious moment.

It resonated with me in a big way. A quiet conscious moment...divine. So often we think change has to be this grand sweeping thing. All consuming. I am learning that as I become more purposeful in discerning the areas of my life that need attention. Making simple changes almost always eases the stress, drama, fear.

It is the small things over a period of time that changes our directions. For example getting to the gym to do 45 minutes is simple. Much more simpler than getting to the gym and staying for hours. Putting less on my plate, rather than starving myself on purpose makes for better results.

It is this way too in our loveships and friendships. It is calling to say happy birthday rather than getting all frustrated about finding the right big gift. It is making a handwritten note for your Beloved even though you would love to pop a bottle of champagne over a fancy dinner in a swanky restaurant. Champagne is lovely, but the small gestures are what matter. The sacred is in the sentiment. It says I value your presence in my life without all the fanfare and bravado. Yes there is a time and a place for sweeping gestures of affection. But my heart you see, yearns for the simple and authentic.

My heart is simply not only a muscle. It is the place where love flows outward and inward. It is the place that opens wide to the sacred and the divinity. My good feelings welcome your good feelings. And together we are in love. Love is a state of being.

I feel myself moving toward simple pleasures and I like it very much. Oh mind you, I am still for the luxuries of the world, but not as a status fixation. I like fine linen because that makes me happy. I like fine wine because it makes me happy. I like having friends over for a lovingly prepared meal or ordered in pizza because that makes me happy.

It doesn't take much to make me happy...just a K.I.S.S...

11 comments:

laurie said...

beautiful.

NoRegrets said...

Really nice...

nikki said...

amen. change is change, no matter how large or small it is.

Lovebabz said...

Hi Lauire,
Thank you.

Noregrets,
Thnak you too!

Nikki,
Sister yes. I am learning that.

Aunt Jackie said...

i like the sentiment with that. as i am embarking upon the archaic tradition of dating and being courted again i find the simple things really do count, and sometimes double.

in my often hectic life it's much easier for me to think do and be in a simple space...

and ironically my next posting was meant to be called simple things...

Lovebabz said...

AJ,
I am so with you. I want simplicity and thoughfulness. I have been wowed. Now I want to be appreciated and loved and thought of lovingly.

TRUTHZ said...

well written. change is constant..and if you can't get the little things right or if you can't change the little things, then how in the heck are you going to tackle the big ones?

change is a beautiful thing when is for the right reasons

Angie-Nuvision said...

Hey Babz! I nominated you for a Brilliante Blogger Award. Perhaps this award has been offered to you before. Well, just add this nomination to that and all of your other blog honors. You're the best!!!
Blessings and love,
Angie
www.nuvisionforanuday.blogspot.com

Lovebabz said...

Truthz,
Thank you. Yes it really is about tackling the little things. Even with big things, you have to tackle it a small peice at a time.

Angie-NuVision,
WOW! No I have not been nominated for that award. I am not so sure anyone would put me in the brilliant category.
THANK YOU!

Sista GP said...

thanks for the reminder...i tend to focus on the large things that need to be done and sometimes it's the small ones that can make to most difference

LifeCoachKaren said...

I am DELIGHTED that my K.I.S.S.™ acronym inspired you. Creating the acronym was a start, living into it is the challenge I've set for myself. Your blog speaks to ways to do just that. Write on!!!
with joy,
Life Coach Karen