Different For Everyone

For every story I went to read, someone shared on a completely different aspect of what simplicity means. Its definition can mean many things for every part of our lives: emotional, in the way we communicate with others, and in the way we eat or dress even. for me, I try to practice simplicity with these two ways mostly: I shall not want, and I check my motives.
The first, I shall not want, is a principle in which I strive to live with only necessities, and give everything else away. It is a principle of being content with where I am in the moment. It doesn't mean not reaching out for my goals. It just means that I as I pursue my goals, I will have a light burden, because I won't be taking a lot of extra things of no real value with me wherever I go, and it means I won't pursue anything of no real value, which brings us to the second part. Checking my motives.
This is an important part of living in simplicity to me. It means being who I am to where everyone can see me instead of hiding behind a mask or defenses. This means trying to live in love and allowing love to always be my motive so as not to complicate relationships, and work.
This can be hard sometimes, and I gotta admit I have next to no support in the way I have chosen to live my life. I look up to people like Peace Pilgrim, and have read her written works. Another good book is the Tao Te Ching. The best motivation for me is to look at history and what the rest of the world is doing. Some of the most content people are the ones who have the 'least.'
mtiff mtiff
26-30, F
1 Response Dec 12, 2012

I have moved more in this direction due to the influence of some of my friends on EP. Certainly encourage that direction in your life. As you know it will be a lot easier to stick with it with a friend to help encourage you. Eastern Religions certainly practice this a lot. You do not have to join, but studying their physiology might help.

Yep. I won't join the religion, though I do believe in God. I just study certain principles, and other religions and people from all over the world have something to contribute to me gaining more knowledge about values that are important to me.