Obsession v.s. Serenity

I recently had a discussion about obsession v.s. serenity.  They are dichotomies of each other.  You can't have serenity if you are obsessing and you won't obsess if you have true serenity.  For those of you that know me, you know the last 4 years have brought big changes to my life, not only financially, but spiritually.  The one true gift I have been blessed to receive and understand is serenity. Serenity for me is being content with what I have and satisfied with where I am at in life.  For me, it's the only way to manage with the circumstances I have been dealt.  Obsessing about money, fame, job, material objects only leads me to not live in the present.  And when I'm not in the present, then I am either obsessing about the past or obsessing about the future, which gets me nowhere closer to serenity.  Some days it's hard and I have to "snap" myself out of it (just read my post on lawyers -- that was a tough day).

I have many people to thank for helping me and for being great examples.  I spent many years away from my Christian beliefs, and although I am not a church-goer... I strongly agree with living a spiritual, moral, giving life.  The saying "Life is too short" is too true.  It's too short to have resentments, be angry with people, and cause yourself and others misery.  Enjoy the breeze through the trees, snuggling up with a good book, and communicating with the world around you.  Serenity...

Check out my cartoon on obsession.