I never thought in my lifetime that “the road less traveled” would stray so far from the thoughts in the book by the same name, as to become a reference to reprobate behavior. Theodore Roosevelt once spoke to the need for the “Strenuous Life”. I was reminded of this as I printed a students paper on the same.
Today we are only allowed to think in terms of “easy living” a life less stressful, according to “Hollyweird” and all that it pontificates. Give money to a problem and walk away screaming at the top of our lungs, how unfair all of life is and no one should ever have to work for anything!!!! Seriously, where would this great nation be if that had happened along the way? Hello! This great nation would not even exist if that had been the attitude of our founding families and the pioneers.
If the bad judgment and penchant of modern generations for laziness, idleness, wastefulness, and greed had been present in mass in the early years of our nation, freedom, democracy, and entrepreneurship would NOT exist.
The Zen masters and Buddha himself tell us to live in the now and make each moment matter. They do not mean sit on your dead asses and wait, like over-entitled prats, for it all to come to you. One must make the moments count by industriously putting one’s God given talents to use each moment of the day. A practiced and focused work-life is the answer to one’s immediate and future needs.
I’m sure Buddha would have put it more eloquently but not kinder…in other words… get off your lazy ass and make it happen! It won’t always be easier or gentler, but an honest effort is always rewarded. Don’t make the Karma Cops show you what happens if you don’t walk the good road less traveled.
The Crones wish you Good Karma everyday as you travel the right way….
The Queen Cronista