Did you ever have one of those days when it was so easy to see that everything is perfect in the world? Maybe it was a day when you woke up, heard the birds singing, and spent a little extra time listening to their sweet morning songs. Maybe it was a day when you felt really good in your body, and so you were enthusiastic about the day ahead. Maybe it was a day you were so filled with a sense of well-being and ease that you found yourself humming or singing without even seeming to decide to do it.

Then throughout the day everything seemed to go really well; things you wanted to get done quickly, got done quickly. You checked off everything on your “to do” list with time to spare. Rather than problems coming to mind, solutions seemed to pop into your awareness from nowhere. It was a day in which you felt so connected to the Universe that all day long Life seemed to surprise and delight you, as if It knew you personally and what you like!

Hopefully we’ve all had more than a few of those days. Life is supposed to feel good while we living it—nice and easy, light and breezy, easy-peasy! Eckhart Tolle wrote, “Say ‘yes’ to life and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.” We are the only one who can say “yes” to the life we live.

“Yes” is such a simple word, but it has infinite power to shape our life because whatever we say “yes” to is what we’re agreeing to, and whatever we agree to becomes our experience of life—whether we say “yes” to struggle or “yes” to ease. Abraham-Hicks tells us “When you believe something is hard, the Universe demonstrates the difficulty. When you believe something is easy, the Universe demonstrates the ease.”

There’s nothing complicated about the fact that we think. We all know we do, and that when we do there is no one else there (in our head) but us. Though others may have told us what think from an early age, and some may be telling us still, no had to teach us how to think. One day a thought came into our head, then multiplied exponentially, and then all that thinking hasn’t stopped yet!

We hold ideas, opinions and judgments about our self and life, and even when others agree with us, we’re still the only one holding any thought in our mind. That’s such a good thing, too, because if we’re the one holding an opinion or judgment, then we’re the one who can let go of it if we want to. It’s ours to take or leave.

We’re alone with our thoughts, and yet our thinking is affecting everything we experience as life because our life is what we think it is. These words are attributed to Buddha: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”

It would seem that owning our own thinking would be such a simple way to live. Being able to change our mind when we want to (without asking permission) is the ultimate freedom. What keeps us stuck, and makes things complicated, is that it’s not always easy for us to want to change our mind even when we want change our life. We get attached to all those opinions and judgments we’ve collected. They support our point of view and, even if they hold us back and don’t feel good, it seems hard to just let them go.

It seems hard to choose to see that everything is perfect in the world when the world seems to be demonstrating so much that’s unwanted by us and others. When life seems hard, often when we wake up in the morning, even though the birds are singing we don’t take time to listen because we’ve got other things on our mind—things to worry about like our health, family, finances, the country, the world. Rather than humming or singing, we feel like groaning or swearing under our breath.

When life seems hard, we often feel uncomfortable in our body. We don’t seem to have the mental, emotional or physical energy to be enthusiastic, and everything we do seems to take effort. When life seems hard, rather than everything going well, things we want to get done quickly seem to take even more time. Rather than solutions coming into our awareness, new problems seem to pop into our mind from nowhere.

How do we change our mind and live a life of ease when the Universe is demonstrating our belief that life is hard? We know the answer, even though we may not want to hear it: “Nothing will change until we change our mind,” and we can’t change our mind unless we own our thinking. We may not want to do that until we truly realize and accept how powerful our thinking must be if what we’re thinking about Life, and how we’re feeling about Life, is causing the whole Universe to demonstrate our thinking for us in the forms, expressions, conditions, and situations we’re experiencing.

We have to admit that our having the attention of the Source Energy that creates worlds gives us awesome power. Once we admit that, once we fully accept that no matter what our life looks like right now, that it’s our creation and we attracted every bit of it with the awesome power of our thinking, we’ll want to change at least some of our thinking to make improvements to how we feel and what we attract. When our thoughts feel good to think, and we accept that good-feeling thoughts have got to create good experiences in our life, we’ll find a way to raise our vibration.

Abraham-Hicks tells us “The universe does not know whether the vibration that you’re offering is because of something you’re observing or something you’re remembering or something that you are imagining. It just receives the vibration and answers it with things that match it.” No matter how hard life may seem, there’s not one of us that doesn’t have good memories to happily reflect on and a good imagination to excite us. We can change the moment, the day, and our whole life by simply choosing to focus only (only, only) on how we want to feel, and let the Universe answer with things that match it.

Confucius said (way back in the 6th Century BC) “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” You might be thinking that life was really simple way back then, and that it’s a lot more complicated and a lot harder now. In many ways it was more simple then. There weren’t complicated gadgets we think we have to have and then can’t figure out how to use. There was no internet changing its algorithms so that if we don’t update what we’re perfectly satisfied with the way it is, we can’t operate whatever it is. Yet, if we do update whatever it is, it doesn’t seem to work as well as it did before!

It can be frustrating (if we let it be) to live in what seems to be a complex world that’s changing all the time, and often not for the better. It can seem hard to keep up with anyone under twenty because they’ve all mastered the internet, and not always for the better. For example, my big sister, who happily refers to herself as a “senior citizen,” amazes me at how much she’s figured out about the internet. If you were to ask her, she feels confident that she can go toe-to-toe with any twenty-year-old!

And, she’s pretty sure that she won’t become a senior citizen who’s fallen for one of the hundreds of scams designed to target seniors. If something pops up in her email that looks unfamiliar or out of the ordinary from her bank, credit card services, or from anywhere else she frequents online, she assumes it’s a “scam.”

Because she lives in a rural area of Missouri, she shops a lot on Amazon—for all sorts of things, but especially for things for her great grandchildren. In case there’s a problem with an order, she has Amazon on her speed dial, and she’s talked to them so often that it’s likely Amazon has her on their speed dial too! About a week ago when she received an email that appeared to be from Amazon saying they needed her permission for a new iPad that had just been ordered, since she hadn’t ordered an iPad, she ignored the notice.

But when it showed up again and again, something didn’t feel right to her and she trusted that feeling, so she called Amazon to see what was up. Together they traced attempted purchase, not to a twenty-year-old but to her own five-year-old great granddaughter who was apparently more computer savvy than anyone suspected. But, she was not as wily in her ways as her great grandmother, who remains confident that she can go toe-to-toe with a five year old!

If we believe the world is out to scam us because it’s more advanced than we are, life is hard. But if we believe that no matter how quickly the world is changing (for better and worse) that we’ll always know whatever we need to know when we need to know it, life is easy-peasy.

Though the world has changed in so many ways over time, in some ways nothing has changed at all since the days of Confucius. He lived in a chaotic and violent time in China, and he wished only to see peace and harmony restored. It was the very same peace and harmony he wished to see then, that is available to us now.

Even though there was no social media capturing every conflicting and divisive word way back then, contrast between peace and conflict, harmony and discord, and ease and struggle has always been present for us to choose between. We are free to make life hard by joining in negative conversations about people around us or those in the news. We are free to join in the doom and gloom thinking about our country and the world, and to accept the worrisome predictions we hear as unavoidable facts for the future. But it’s important for us to remember that our thinking is awesomely powerful, and when we believe something is hard, the Universe will demonstrate the difficulty.

It’s not always easy to stay positive in a world that seems to fixate on, and even celebrate, the negative. But it’s necessary. Abraham-Hicks tells us, “One who is aligned with the Pure Positive Energy Stream of Source is more powerful than a million who are not.” Our freedom to choose is simple: If a negative thought crosses our mind that doesn’t feel good when it does, even though we’re free to continue to hang out with it, we are also free to let it go on its way.

Our world may seem to be taking one step forward, and two steps back, in a tangled tango of fear. But we are free to choose to dance to the rhythm of a different drummer, the Love that beats at the Heart of the Universe. Mooji wrote, “We have all been uniquely and meticulously created in Divine Life, so that we can intimately hear and discern The Great Spirit of Love Abiding inside of our hearts.”

Living with a life vibration that is light and breezy isn’t being lazy or uninformed. It’s being aware of the awesome power of our thoughts, and choosing to align our mind with The Great Spirit of Love Abiding inside our heart. We don’t have to work to be worthy of a good life; we don’t have to struggle to earn a good life. It is already ours as the gift of Love that abides in our hearts, and loves us as we are.

When we trust Love to take care of us and the world, all stress and struggle dissolve and our heart beats nice and easy. In fact, when we choose Love, our life in this world becomes easy-peasy.