Living in a Low Density Lifestyle (LDL) doesn’t require you to escape from your “normal” commitments to life, nor does it mean that you need the deep spirituality and decades of time in meditation, such as that of the Dalai Lama. Instead living a LDL means being able to handle your life in a healthy and effective manner. It also means that you can bend but never break in times of discontent and mental and emotional turmoil.
I often imagine a Low Density Lifestyle as a metaphor in which I compare us to a rock that sits in the middle of a rushing creek; the rushing creek represents our daily life that rushes by us in a fast paced and stressful fashion. The current can represent such things as your deadlines, the kids, your family, your bills and expenses, and continual commitments you must meet each day.
When you are able to live a Low Density Life, it simply means that you can weather the storm while still remembering that life is unscripted; at the same time, no one can promise you that the road will be smooth and paved with gold. We must also remember that it is with trials and tribulations that we get stronger and more irrepressible. Everyone can be peaceful, calm, serene and have altruistic tendencies when in isolation, but the trick is, can you be the same when being exposed to challenges or obstacles?
I remember hearing an outstanding quote from the great modern-day philosopher Jim Rohn. It says: “The best thing we can do is not to expect the road to be easy but instead expect us to get better, stronger, and more resilient.” I love this quote because it takes the blame right off an external source and puts it back on us, because ultimately, that is all we have control of anyway.
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