This morning, I had the pleasure of listening to a lecture by Reverend Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, Ph.D. as part of my health coaching program. She is an hilarious, inspiring, and empowering woman who has overcome extreme adversity and enjoyed great success as an author and spiritual leader.
Toward the end of the one hour and eleven minutes long lecture, she told a story of the time she paid $4,300 to ask the Dalai Lama a question (it was a fundraiser). Her question was: “What is the secret to success and happiness?” (which she blurted out through sobs, overwhelmed by the pure love that she encountered in the Dalai Lama).
His answer: “Keep it simple.”
After fuming over this brief answer to her $4,300 question, she quickly realized that “the truth has a way of cutting through the bull.”
It’s so true.
What if we kept it simple in our relationships with friends and lovers? In life?
Wrapping up, Rev. Vanzant encouraged us to keep our heart simple, our speech simple, and our thoughts simple.
And I just wanted to pass that on.