If I ever am asked to make a list of the top ten things I’ve eaten that gave me peak pleasure, I always have to include a dessert that I can’t even remember the name of. It was at an almost deserted resort during the off season in Jamaica. At a former plantation called Sign Great House, the dessert was some kind of solid chocolate concoction that was about an inch wide and long and two inches high. Every bite was exquisite, and though not a large amount to consume, it was totally satisfying, and obviously memorable.
I remember a brief conversation I had with noted author and anthropologist, Ashley Montagu, at a psychology conference in the 1970s in which he said that all great discoveries and the answers to all profound questions were usually simple things. I have found this to be true in life and love and even politics. In relationships, for instance, the most solid advice I ever received and put into a practice as a guideline for success was for the man of any couple to be willing give the woman whatever she wants. This is based on the wisdom that the foundation of any relationship is a happy woman. Everything else springs from that simple well.
In politics and world affairs, the simple solution to almost everything is “Let’s sit down and find common ground and be willing to negotiate and each compromise a little.” Sounds easy. It isn’t–but it is simple. Sometimes simpleminded humans find it difficult to carry out the simplest solutions and tasks.
In terms of prosperity, the simplest answer and mantra is to, “Find what you most love doing and then do it with total passion and commitment.” This is the basic law of attraction, the short and sweet answer to fulfillment and material abundance. It’s the essence of Moneylove and every other prosperity philosophy or teaching.
I suppose the point I am making is that in a world overwhelmed with complexity and complication, the path through all the clutter is often a direct line to the simplest of answers. Sometimes we dismiss these because they seem too easy, too simple, too obvious. But in our hearts and in our gut, we usually know these simple answers are the right ones. We just need to focus our minds to accept and enjoy the shortest, sweetest, most obvious answer.