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Look at your own life

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Look at your own life. Has it become overly complex?

Have you found yourself burdened by too many possessions or responsibilities?

Take a deep breath and ask yourself:

‘What steps can I take to reduce the clutter

so that I may live simply and joyously?'”

Douglas Bloch

Learn the Art of Right Living

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It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much

as your plain everyday habits that control your life…

Live simply.

Don’t get caught in the machine of the world

— it is too exacting.

By the time you get what you are seeking

your nerves are gone,

the heart is damaged,

and the bones are aching.

Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on.

Learn the art of right living.

If you have joy you have everything,

so learn to be glad and contented…

Have happiness now. 

 

—Paramahansa Yogananda

To live in the most natural state possible

“The true purpose of tidying is to live in the most natural state possible.  Owning only what we love and what we need is the most natural condition. By putting our house in order, we can live in our natural state. We choose those things that bring us joy and cherish what is truly precious in our lives…”

― Marie Kondō

Escape from complicated life

“Escape from complicated life! Take refuge in simple life! You will find three treasures there: Healthy body, peaceful mind and a life away from ambitious fools!”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

The Simplification Process

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“…there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.”

 

― Elaine St. James, Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More

Rewards of the Simple Life

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“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”

― John Burroughs, Leaf and Tendril

Simple Religion

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

 

Dalai Lama
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