jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,

Less is more



Doing one thing at a time.

A manifesto for life?

Call it pre-programming or Resistance, but we seem incapable of working out the important from the urgent or, better still, the one thing, if done without distraction, that would make the biggest difference in our lives.

In the end, it's our ego that gets in the way. (We don't seem to appreciate that being busy is not the same thing as being accomplished.)

Look around you.

What do you need to live day to day? Not much.

What makes you happy? How much time are you devoting to it?

Why are you so easily distracted? Is it because you haven't sat in silence to understand what a life of quiet contemplation feels like?

Why do you constantly want more...of everything? Insecurity?

Why do we expect others to change when we won't?

And on and on.

There is only one way to live in peace and that is to live as simply as possible. That means not just getting rid of the trappings of a capitalist lifestyle, it means unlearning so much of what we've been conditioned to believe, including how our mind works (we are not our thoughts in case you haven't figured that one out).

Before you dismiss this approach out of hand, ask yourself is the accretion of more (in every sense) sustainable, meaningful and awakening your inner genius? In other words, is it awakening you to your innate happiness? If not, perhaps it's time to try something else.

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