Simplifying your life starts, and is maintained by a shift in thinking. It’s not as difficult to do as you might think, and you may have already considered it. Getting rid of “stuff” that’s not really valuable or practical, is extremely liberating and also allows for our brains to process information more effectively (see Princeton University’s Neurology Department research here). Mr. Simple’s post offers some excellent motivation.
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less”
Living simply or living with less is by no means a new idea. Many long lost minds have linked simplicity to happiness. Socrates, Lao Tzu, the Buddha, Leonardo da Vinci, Thoreau and Albert Einstein have all commented that less maybe the path to happiness. There are also examples of those living simple uncomplicated lives who claim to experience greater happiness than their peers. Such reports can be found on every continent in every culture and throughout all periods or recorded human history.
In the modern world we Westerners have been fooled into accepting the predominant ethos of our better-faster-bigger-more culture. This preaches the worship of an insatiable list of never ending needs that must be paid for with ever decreasing freedom, recreation and family time.
Corporations have responded and…
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