Stop that Struggle!

Within the remaining months of high school, my senior class has turned into two very distinct directions. While my classmates seem to be content loafing every moment possible, I find myself even more busy (though it is probably not physically or emotionally possible) than ever before. It seems as though every single minute of my day must be micromanaged, in order to accomplish even half of what I set out to do. And that’s why I’m asking today’s question: Am I just that crazy, or are they just that lazy?  

In utmost honesty, both sides can expand on their highest vision of the grandest version of themselves. When reexamining the list of The 25 Core Messages of Conversations With God, I realized that I had been stumped right at message #3: “There’s nothing you have to do. There is much you will do, but nothing you are required to do. God wants nothing, needs nothing, demands nothing, commands nothing.”

I admit, I often stay fixated in the “efficiency” stage, where concern is placed much more heavily on accomplishing the task rather than what the task is contributing to the world wellness and wholeness. Simply understanding that the world will continue to spin, albeit a little less proficiently, when not everything is in perfect order is just another basic fact of life. Though I may have a hard time personally accepting this fact, knowing that life is good – no matter what gets done or what doesn’t – is another step towards understanding the bigger picture.

In full regard, There is nothing we have to do. This very statement goes against all traditional form of logic and understanding of Western society, but is exactly why we should start our New Cultural Story. By placing more focus on what we choose to do, we create a much happier and healthier way of life. With emphasis on our decisions, rather than our compulsions, necessity diminishes as personal freedom increases. It’s time to recognize our conscious decisions for what they truly are, instead of what we perceive society to tell us. Even further, isn’t it time we create an entire new way of being while we’re at it?

On the other side of the table, my classmates should also consider message #19: “The Three Core Concepts of Holistic Living are Honesty, Responsibility, and Awareness. Live according to these precepts and self-anger will disappear from your life.” If my classmates do not take responsibility for who they are, do not bring forth the awareness to think deeply about who they are, and are do not have the honesty to sincerely know who they are, then they are letting society create that definition for them. Without having control of our most basic truths, we let others define them for us. Though it may be easier not be responsible, aware, and honest, is it really worth losing that sense of self? By letting go of our self-reliance, society has made us reliant on the rules of religion and politics. Do we really want to continue that track of letting others decide for ourselves?

Clearly, there is not the “perfect” side. All there is just a change in perspective, and if they are coupled with a change in understanding, then both sides can WORK TOGETHER to create a better way of life for all. By knowing that our work here is based off our choice, and that we can choose to have responsibility, awareness, and honest as part of our fundamental core of being, we can officially drop the struggle and decide on a new path to take together. As message #25 states: “Let there be a New Gospel for all people of Earth: “We are all one. Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.” No matter what direction we take, we all end up as one. If we choose to, we can be in oneness even faster. Will you choose to?

(Lauren is a Feature Editor of The Global Conversation. She lives in Wood Dale, IL, and can be reached at

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  • mewabe

    What is driving you? Why do you have a hard time accepting the fact that you have nothing to do?

    Having nothing to do does not mean that you should let everything go to hell…it means that YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO IN ORDER TO BE.

    Look deep into yourself and you will know. When action comes from a conscious, deliberate choice, from a place of BEING, it is most often good and harmonious, and always much more effective than any action that comes from compulsion, from insecurity, or from an unconscious drive.

    You don’t have anything to do in order to BE. Your BEING is unconditional and perfect. You came into this world without any conditions placed on you, and in your innate perfection and WHOLENESS.

    But you have to BE in order to do. Focus on your BEING and you will do “right”.

  • Erin/IAm

    I Am with ya, Kiddo! 🙂 In fact, We seem to be in the same boat…how nice!

    Stuff is moving faster than what is considered ‘norm’…Some folks don’t do well with Change in slow-mo, let alone gearing for top speed. Perhaps because Our conditioning thusfar has been in ‘do-ing’, where you, me, and others of our sort, are ‘be-ing’. Be-ers move with the ‘process’ of Change, Do-ers seem ruffled when their ‘projects’ change.

    I See not only youths, but Bigs, too, who are lost for ‘what to Do’ in these moments…However, when asked “What to Be?” they have no clue what you are even asking. This is simply a sorting process of folks stuck in their project-ions.

    Yet, thankfully, many See Us Now…They See Our beingness. They See Us smiling in the face of so much unhappy, & they feel drawn to find out Our ‘secret’. Girl, I have to actually keep a calendar with big squares for writing in where I need to be & when…Constantly deciding who to be for whom & what. Previous to recently, I guess one would call me a mellow wanderer in & out of the realms I play in…Now, though, I have to giggle that even if I was an octopus, I would not have enough arms to embrace my ‘aimlessly wandering’ playmates. I giggle, because of gratitude that 2 are available to me still & they work very well…and busy & mind-full is a fun state ‘to be’ of.

    Our rocks are rolling, Lauren…and what a heavenuva ride, huh?
    You are sooo loved. <3

  • Marko

    Lauren, I like to see the concept “There is nothing we have to do.” to mean that there is nothing “required” that we have to do.

    Excellent post! Thank you for sharing. Now are there any other classmates or friends you can relate to around this material?

    Have you ever thought of starting a CwG discussion group for teens?