Updated: Jan 10
At the heart of living a simple life are humility, gratitude and clarity of mind.
People often make the mistake of suggesting that simple means easy when it clearly doesn’t.
What simple does mean however is the stripping away of all the non-essentials.
On being able to differentiate between needs and wants.
On focusing only on the things that actually matter.
And what clarity of mind gives you is a sense of resolution. Understanding where you stand and having an ability to put your life into it’s proper context.
Making sense of all that is not easy – because what it asks of you is to let go of all the mental, physical and emotional clutter, essentially clearing the path for you to be able to focus on that which matters.
In being steadfast in your convictions.
Staying committed to doing the work that needs to be done.
In tempering the passions and not allowing yourself to be seduced by all the temptation
In not allowing yourself to be influenced by your circumstances, the pressures of every day life or by the people around you
And here in lies the great battle.
There’s an element of truth associated with seeking simplicity, because it forces you to confront the reality of what lays at the core of your very being.
To accept whole-heartedly that which dwells in your heart
To understand the difference between that and your superficial desires.
Seeking simplicity is no easy feat, because the process asks much of you.
But if you're able to make the break through and reconnect with the very truth of your essence, then you’ll find comfort in knowing exactly what’s expected of you.
In knowing what life calls on you to be and what it calls on you to do,
Your decisions become straightforward to make
And from there, you can begin deriving real meaning and establishing purpose.
And everything begins to align beautifully.