jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,
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A simple life

“The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.” -- Robert Louis Stevenson

We insist on making life complicated -- both in our thoughts and deeds.

Stop.

And focus.

Ask yourself a few simple questions:

  1. when are you most alive?

  2. what do you actually need to live?

  3. what do you love, deeply?

  4. is nature part of your life?

  5. what are your greatest gifts?

We know in our soul -- that deep sense of felt oneness -- that to become more, we don’t have to own more, and, yet, the environment and culture in which we live pushes us away from our true self. By letting go, and removing all unnecessary things in our life, it’s only then we lift the veil.

If you truly want a life of happiness and meaning, then you’re unlikely to find it in the next advertisement, shiny new thing or owning more.

Simplify everything...and let the winds of change blow through your life.


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