Wednesday, February 13, 2013

166 ~on simplicity

SIMPLICITY IS THE PATH, NOT JUST THE DESTINATION




Simplicity, many people think,
Is an end in itself
But they’re getting it backwards
Simplicity is the path, the means
It’s not a far off destination,
Somewhere in the future
It’s right here, right now
It’s taking things one at a time
It’s asking simple questions
It’s taking simple actions
It’s doing it slowly
It’s considering and being conscious,
With everything.

When you find yourself becoming overwhelmed
On the path to simplicity
Taking a complicated, frenzied path
To get there
Stop, consider, and choose
The simpler path
And take it slowly
And easily
And lovely.



Simplicity is the path, not just the destination, by Leo Babauta



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