A Brief Guide to Living | Stay Inspired

Reblogger Andy Kress
Real Estate Agent with Rental Solutions Oahu

Here are some ideas to stay inspired and calm too. I love this aloha spirit in Hawaii. We are in paradise and enjoy the beauty and hang loose life. To say calm and also inspired, surfing is my passion. The waves have been great the past few days. I am inspired.

Original content by James Harner DRE# RS295474

‘A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.’ ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life can be ridiculously complicated, should you let it. I suggest we simplify. I have been on the path doing so for several years now. In hindsight ( I wish I had the vision to always make the right decisions) the economic crisis we have faced as Americans has had little impact on my business as a Montgomery County Realtor because I made a conscious decision to simplify. It has certainly proved to be a wise move in the long view.

One of my favorite humans; Thich Nhat Hanh’s wrote, which I’ve paraphrased as this articles title, is the shortest guide to life you’ll ever require: “Smile, breath, and go slowly.” Should you live your life by this individual's 5 words, you’ll do pretty well.

For those who need a bit more guidance, I’ve distilled the lessons I’ve learned (so far) into a couple of guidelines, or reminders, really. And as usually, these rules are meant to be broken. Life wouldn’t be any enjoyable if they weren’t!

less TV, much more reading

much less shopping, more outdoors

less clutter, more space

less rush, much more slowness

less consuming, much more creating

less junk, more substance

much less busywork, much more purpose

less driving, much more walking

less noise, much more solitude

less focus on the future, more around the present

much less work, much more balance

less worry, more smiles


take your time


Got it? sweet.

Now go do it.


copyright 2010 James Harner - Montgomery County Realtor


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Kelly Cordova-Armer
Cornerstone Real Estate Professionals - Ogden, UT
Selling with Soul amidst the Utah Mountains!

Awesome post!! ;)  Thank you.  I can relate so much with your message, sometimes we need to be reminded to slow down & breathe!  I have a quote on my desk that reads:  "Forget Not... That the Earth delights to feel your Bare Feet and the winds long to play with your hair"... - Kahlil Gibran -

Oct 01, 2010 04:50 AM #1
Virginia Cheezum
F. C. Tucker Company - Indianapolis, IN

I like it!  Reminding you to stop and smell the roses in a very uncertain world!

Oct 01, 2010 04:53 AM #2
Andy Kress
Rental Solutions Oahu - Honolulu, HI

Thanks for the comments. I agree.

Oct 01, 2010 05:01 AM #3
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