Day 6 ~ February 5 ~ Simplicity
“Live simply so that others may simply live.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants."
~ Esther De Wall
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
~ Leonardo Da Vinci
To simplify is to invite peacefulness into your life. If we dare let go of our possessions and the will to control and dominate, we will cultivate a deeper spirit of peace within us because we can accept the present moment as a gift. By simplifying our lives, dropping less important activities and 'things', we allow more time for what matters most.
Our lives can become cluttered with stuff, with stimulation and activities that are at best enjoyable and at worst, distractions that push the essential from center to the periphery. Today I take steps to simplify my life.
In this modern world we live in, our lives and schedules are often filled to overflowing. We rush to get everything done and we often feel impatient with ourselves and others as a result. Write down three ways you can simplify your life and put at least one of them into practice today. Give away something you have not used in the past year.
Action for Teens
Drama makes our lives more complicated. Think of ways to free your self from drama. Practice one of these ways today.
Action for Children
Clean up the clutter in your bedroom today.
Ananya Verma, age 16, United Arab Emirates
Peace Pals International
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann
"Grant me daily the grace of gratitude, to be thankful for all my many gifts, and so be freed from artificial needs, that I might lead a joyful, simple life."
~ Edward Hays