Engage Simplicity

Less than 3 weeks ago I put a short post on my “I am A Running Nurse” page on a personal creative acronym I use, BE MADE in which the first of the letters B stood for “Be A Prowess In Love.”  It accompanied a picture with a Steve Job’s quote, “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.  You are already Naked.  There is no reason not to follow your heart.”  And I hope you put this at the top of your list of things to do.

The Second letter in this powerful acronym, E stands for EMBRACE SIMPLICITY.  In a complex world that’s always moving—weather shifting (rapid climate changes), technology advancing almost at the pace of the speed of light, and a good good nurse’s paperwork (nurse charting) is increasing faster than the speed of light, etc., we’ve got to find means to start embracing simplicity.  If only someone at the top of healthcare was listening! 

Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  This is a nice statement that a good good RunningNurse could swallow.  These days here are no time for drama, mama!  Papi, you’re included too.  We’ll leave that kind of stuff for entertainers like Honey Booboo (sp?) and the drama queens of ex-wives, etc., TV shows.  Okay, we’re gonna keep the station on “Scandal” once a week but what you say, let’s protect the heart!  Too much blooming stress and personal drama in our lives may be contributing to the sickly cardiovascular state we find ourselves in here in the Americas.  Yes many of us have to handle some complex tasks at work, like having to put a client on Arctic Sun hypothermia therapy. If you collapse from “the big one (Cardiac Arrest),” they’ll literally freeze your butt in a hospital. Okay.  No worries.  You’ll be unconscious. This technology has worked wonders when it comes to preserving the brain tissue during an arrest.  So if your heart stops and you are a lucky one to have the best medics scrape you up from where you arrested and brings you to a hospital with good good nurses well versed in this healing Arctic Sun art, and the Three in One above gives you another opportunity, you might be the lucky one (Unless you’re a miserable curse who wakes up asking, “Who did this to me!?”).

Just saying, it’s time we try to get away from all the drama, and start gravitating up to the pole of simplicity.  Let’s try simplifying family time, diet, exercise regime, finances, our social and Spiritual life.  How do we do this?  Well, that’s up to you, but enough help and resources are available if you think about it.  Just don’t try tackle all these at once.  You’ll probably be experiencing more drama and trauma.  And if the census is a bit low in some hospital in this nation, a few nurses will finally have a minute to breathe.  The will not be happy if you show up with a nervous breakdown.  Just keeping it real! 

OYE!  Tackle one of these issues at a time, and Feng Shui the hell out of each of them.  Call Goodwill and let them “hepya (help you)” go through your wardrobe.  I bet the nosy neighbor might even be interested in having a few articles too.  Clear out some space, and leave it so.  Working on your environment may be a good place to start, so go for it!  And when you’re done with this, take a good side-glance at the drama queens in your network of friends and family.  Okay.  E-a-s-y  now!