THE SIMPLE LIFE

It is characteristic of the socially conditioned mind to complicate life by making all kinds of efforts not only to be successful but also have many different and valuable possessions…. it does require continuous planning to achieve these goals but they rarely do find a sense of fulfilment and contentment….there always appears more steps needed to be taken before they can rest knowing the satisfaction of success…the simple “present moment” feels like a waste of time since they believe the real prize is in the imaginary future…their life is guided by the saying,”those who die with the most toys are the winner”.

The intuitive personality has a completely different set of values…they realize the meaning of life is doing what is most enjoyable in the “now”…and their enjoyment may have no social value but be intrinsically satisfying…possibly they become so involved in the activity, they pleasurably forget their self and lose the sense of time….the intuitive personality is fully aware of what activities offer them this experience…and if it is a creative activity, it can sustain their interest over a lifetime…and truly be said their life has been intensely rich and rewarding.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.~ Leonardo da Vinc

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. ~Author Unknown

The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple. ~Doris Janzen

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. ~Lin Yutang

How many things are there which I do not want. ~Socrates

Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion. ~The Talmud

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~Lao Tzu

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. ~Henry David Thoreau

The reason angels fly is because they take themselves so lightly. ~Anon.

2 Responses

  1. I think I will try to recommend this post to my friends and family, cuz it’s really helpful.

  2. That is so true – the ego is what makes things more complicated. You have to impress so you end up having to wear a mask which is more tiring and complicated then just living real. You want people to like you, so you say yes when you don’t want to. Or you want to be seen as successful so you end up working harder to buy stuff to show you are successful but not having any fun. That ego is pretty sneaky.

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