The Easy Place

The Quest for Self Awareness One Moment at a Time

The Easy Place

There’s a way of interacting with the world that results in constant roadblocks. We end up in a place of dissatisfaction where we seldom get what we want and we find ourselves continually wounded by other people. Here, life is hard.

Then there’s a way of being in the world where roadblocks become life lessons. In this place other people are merely people, without the power to harm us. And when we don’t get what we want we usually end up with what we need. From this perspective life has an ease, a peacefulness that provides fertile ground for growth and connection. Here life becomes easy.

The irony is that the hard place is default for many of us. It’s a place of action without thought where emotions have free reign, reactions are unconscious and unchecked. It’s where we’re damaged and where we damage others. Where we’re forced to live amid the consequences of thoughtless actions, where we find ourselves constantly working to fix what we’ve broken.

The easy place, on the other hand, is a place of growth, where we allow ourselves and others the space needed to learn and bloom. What happens to us here might not be easy, but we are easy, we’re able to sit quietly when the hard stuff hits and stay grounded, clear and present.

When we are in the easy place life has a peacefulness and serenity, no matter what’s happening around us.

This blog is about finding your easy place.

6 responses to “The Easy Place

  1. Trish Clifford January 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Melinda, this blog looks fabulous – love your writing (so much more interesting than what you were writing about at CLX). Anyway, I’d love to have some conversations with you about the mind/body connection to finding one’s Easy Place. I’m planning on doing more of my Feldenkrais work this year and of course the universe is starting to present opportunities to explore how to do that in interesting ways…

    Happy 2010 and see you soon.


  2. margi miller January 8, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Loved the” feel” of the “easy place”…Pictured the natural swaying of trees and flowers, flowing with the wind rather than resisting. Had a wonderful visual and felt totally relaxed when I read this blog. You have a gift Melinda…thanks for sharing.

  3. Jan DiEllo January 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you, Melinda, for sharing your thoughts on finding the “easy place” in life. It definitely resonated with me. As the New Year dawns, I’m resolute about finding and staying in that “easy place”, as hard as that is for me so much of the time. Staying conscious is key, as is staying true to my higher self. Being in the “easy place” is like being in the eye of a storm, a peaceful place where nothing or no one is against me. From that place, I can be my true self, and that’s when life is easy.
    Have a beautiful and “easy” 2010!

  4. Debbie C January 12, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Well said, Min. Guess being between a rock and hard place is, by definition, not an easy place!

    Looking forward to reading your blog entries as this year of possibilities unfolds.

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