That’s why I’m ea-say… That’s why I’m ee-e-eas-ee-eh-eh, easy like Sunday mor-ah-oh-or-ornin’…
It gets a bit complicated with those vocal runs Lionel sings, but I think that’s it. Ah, who knows?
Anyway, what I want to say is this… when was the last time you were “easy like a Sunday morning?” When was the last time your Sunday morning was “easy like a Sunday morning?” When was the last time you let yourself do nothing like the Italian character, Luca Spaghetti, spoke of with Liz Gilbert in Eat Pray Love, the movie?
“The sweetness of doing nothing,” was the English translation of the Italian phrase. Maybe someone can write the Italian version in the comments below. (I hate to get words wrong, especially in another language.)
The sweetness of doing nothing.
Not a little something. Not “just this one thing.” Not “well, i’m sitting down,” but your mind is racing. Nothing. And enjoying the nothing-ness of the nothing.
Every time I hear someone say, “You can rest when you’re dead,” I bristle to myself.
Where are we rushing to? What are we rushing to get done? What are we killing ourselves over? I know. I know. Go BIG or go home. I got it. I love the grandeur of it, and we can go Big, AND rest ourselves too. (See how I went Big on those all caps?)
I mean it’s a valid point of view, to rest when you die. But I’m sharing mine in hopes that just one of you will let yourself off the hook and take a f#$%ing break. And I’m going Big, going Live, going All the Way, and… I’m going to flow with ease while I do it. Easy like a… You got it.
Sunday morning. I’m bringing back Sunday mornings. I think they should have a resurgence, a renaissance. C’mon! We can do this! You can have a Sunday morning any time you want! I’m bringing “easy” back.
Easy is confidence. Easy is magic. Easy is faith. Easy is willingness. Easy is allowing. Easy is acceptance. Easy is good, no matter how much we may try to make it wrong for being so. Easy is trusting the flow of life. Easy is trusting the Universe has you.
And if you’ve just got to do it all before you leave this body, this lifetime, this particular human experience, just remember that – in my eyes – you are an eternal being that has a body, not a “body” trying to get it all done before the last curtain call. But be as you are. Just know we’ll be here doing “easy” when you want, or need, to rest. And we’ll let you feel good about it when you do. We won’t razz you. We promise.