“Hakuna Matata, what a beautiful phrase…”
A meerkat and a warthog dancing and singing with a lion, with no worries…But, what does Hakuna Matata imply in our world?
It looks like a direct connection to a worry-free childhood. A few of us had the privilege to dwell in a peaceable surroundings, that in a really perfect world shouldn’t be a privilege however needs to be the norm. For, it’s a second in life the place every part is feasible – every part is a chance to be taught, discover, and have enjoyable. It’s a state of openness, curiosity, and pleasure.
Does this imply that adults can’t go and really feel ‘Hakuna Matata’ anymore?
No, I don’t assume so, and nor must you. The phases after childhood are small steps in direction of studying concerning the techniques we dwell in and how you can thrive in them, or sadly, typically merely how you can survive them. Nonetheless, you do not want to be a child to confide in what the world has to supply; you do not want to be a child to be curious and excited. That’s your selection. As we speak.
When going through challenges, we should always not overlook that there are individuals on the market prepared to assist. ‘Hakuna Matata adulting-version’ means choosing the individuals you encompass your self with, in order that while you overlook about being joyful – they’re there to remind you. Mates or household reminding you to take it simple on you. Mates or household taking you out on journeys or small native locations and occasions. That’s solely one of many exterior components.
The remaining is … You. Your mindset and your strategy.
Personally, touring is what has taught me my inside ‘Hakuna Matata’.
When touring, the standard worries of normal life don’t exist job deadlines, payments, busy schedules. As a substitute, you possibly can create your day. You choose what to take a position your time in, with whom. You be taught that it’s higher to be in your personal wonderful firm than with somebody who doesn’t add something, quite the opposite, subtracts, to your day or life. Furthermore, most individuals you meet have the ‘Hakuna Matata’ strategy too: everybody is worked up to discover, be taught, be in control of their day, and luxuriate in life. Individuals show you how to, as a result of they’re in the identical boat as you, or had been beforehand. You additionally be taught that in case your perspective is true and for those who give round you to the individuals who deserve so, you can be tremendous. It will likely be tremendous.
Typically I overlook such classes, and I have to remind myself about what the highway teaches you. Improvising, being cautious when wanted, being open-minded to what comes, and keep in mind will probably be tremendous. Life challenges you in some ways and one can find your self questioning ‘WHY?’, ‘Why me?’, ‘Why XYZ greater than as soon as. And that’s tremendous. That’s a part of the journey and you can not let that second win over the doable nice outcomes of your life. It’s good to step again for a second. Be current just like the animals round you – just like the Lion King crew.
I used to marvel why touring made me really feel in a sure method. Then, all of it grew to become clear: when touring, we’re current. We depart behind the troubles of the previous and the long run. We understand we can’t change the previous and can’t management the latter, subsequently we dwell daily. Presumably planning ‘tomorrow’ on the finish of the day, if in any respect. We’d like day off, we’d like holidays, we have to journey to understand what we’ve got and be at liberty.
Free from being bombarded by day by day negativity, by tense ideas, by ‘what if’. This pandemic took away lots from many individuals whereas additionally displaying flaws round our world. We dwell in a second the place ‘Hakuna Matata’ appears purely fiction. But, it’s a frame of mind we’d like again. As soon as the pandemic began, I knew I needed to learn to discover that spirit, with out the liberty to maneuver. So, my focus modified. I centered on what I had and what alternatives I might take. I felt fortunate to be in a rustic the place nature is definitely accessible. I felt fortunate I used to be surrounded by the best individuals. I felt fortunate the scenario gave me the prospect to dive extra into my passions and private tasks.
I would not have a solution on your Hakuna Matata, I simply hope that by studying this you resolve to seek for it. One thing to remain sane on this insane world we at present (and customarily) dwell in. I hope you discover your Hakuna for the challenges you’re going through and your Matata for the joy you have to convey again. I hope you discover a option to be at liberty, take motion to dwell the life you recognize could make you content, to seek out the assistance you recognize you have to get to the subsequent step.
I hope you discover a option to cope with all that’s taking place and will occur subsequent, in a method you don’t lose hope; you don’t lose the need to battle on your rights; you don’t lose the joyful youngster you have been or the joyful individual you have been in some unspecified time in the future.
Hakuna Matata my good friend – our problem-free philosophy.