Ascent 194 – Keeping it Simple

According to the delightfully esoteric calendar, today is Simplicity Day.

Here’s what I found on the Simplicityitk blog:Thoreau

I am told today 12th July is Simplicity Day. It celebrates the birthday of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) who advised us to simplify our lives.

Here is one of his quotes that I particularly enjoyed reading:

‘Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler’ ~ Henry David Thoreau

Simplicity resonates deeply with me and has been a core facet of my journey for several years now. It applies to so many aspects of our lives: Physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, energetic.

I have decluttered several things over the years and love the freedom of the minimalistic lifestyle. It doesn’t mean I have a spartan existence, denying myself those things that add value to life. It means I’m selective and choose that which truly serves a purpose to wherever my journey is at in the moment. Which of course can and does change.

Variety is indeed the spice of life albeit too much creates chaos which disrupts the energy flows. This may feel exciting at times yet will take a toll over time.

For great lessons in simplicity and the value of it, get out into nature. There is a natural rhythm and a few elements that support it. And, it all works consistently & flawlessly, allowing each object to fully expand into it’s purpose.

Which is the ultimate benefit for us also – the process of simplicity creates space to truly enjoy whatever it is that we’re experiencing in the moment. To be fully present, open and able to give & receive. Thus, simplicity is not about giving anything up, rather opening the space for optimal receiving.

Keep it Simple!


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