Part of the namesake of the online home of TSLL is Simply, and so to have a category in the Archives dedicated solely to Simplicity makes sense, but is also a portal through which we can begin to understand the true value of simplicity.
“The value of True Simplicity is that it fully lets the light in so that you can see and explore the depths of a life’s full gifts and beauty.”
The word simplicity. A noun defined as the condition or quality of being easy to understand.
Too often the word ‘simple’ is given the equivalence to lacking in value. Some may even equate a ‘simple’ life as being a life lived by simpletons, defined as a foolish or gullible person. However, those who choose to accept the devaluation of life when it is simplified may actually be revealing themselves as being the simpleton in this situation. Such a statement may sound harsh, but the value of simplicity is how when we embrace it, our lives elevate in the quality of every area in our lives.
When we welcome a life of simplicity into our days, years and experiences, we choose to live deeply, intimately and honestly with a life that has more riches and wonders and breath-taking-away moments than we could have ever thought possible. We embrace our full humanness and we bravely dance with all that life wants us to witness, experience, revel in, and celebrate.
The above introduction to Simplicity are an excerpt from a detailed post I wrote in 2022 diving deep into what True Simplicity entails, requires of us and the benefits to our lives when we courageously choose to live a life of simplify.
“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” — Leo Babauta of Zen Habits
True simplicity reflects someone who is living with clarity about what is of value to them. Which is why when Leonardo Da Vinci stated that “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, he could not have been more accurate. The truth about simplicity is that is hard to attain, and not something you can purchase off the shelf or imitate by observing someone else’s life.
Now to explore all of the many posts shared here on TSLL centered around embracing this core characteristic of living simply luxuriously.