Tuesday, August 2, 2011

simplicity as a part of the process

As I let go of the grip I have on everything, the imaginary friend named Control, I am emptied.  Doors closed, babies that came too early, house that we are still in because it would not sell - all of these circumstances among others have been used to loosen my fingers.

The self is continuously being poured out, both by choice and by circumstance.  In every way my life has been simplified, I have been made full rather than empty.

"Simplicity isn't about what you give up. It's about what you gain. When you remove the things that don't matter to you, you are free to focus on only the things that are meaningful to you." Tsh Oxenider

I want to wake up every day with a certain amount of focus, perspective, and flexibility. Those things can only happen through a simpler life. As I empty my life of the material, physical, spiritual, and emotional distractions and burdens, there is room for a full life.


  1. Mmmm. I'm nodding as I read this, rereading to let the words sink in deep. I keep going back to the photo though, which I love.

  2. Beautiful, beautiful post! Thank you! And I loved that quote re: simplicity. SO true! I am also working on this....sometimes I work on it of my own volition, other times, it's "forced" out of me by circumstances that I do not choose! But I try to see it all in a positive light! Here's to simplicity! :)

  3. I so love the concept and practice of simplicity...shedding all the distractions and layers that keep us from God and a sincere life. Thanks for your post on this!


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