is actually really simple, but many of us insist on making it complicated. When
our faith is strong enough; when our journey is toward simplicity, towards
quietness, toward a kind of joy that is not in time but identifying our body
and spirit with God; when we accept and be grateful for whatever and
whomever we have, life would be worth living and exciting.
achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the
human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and
more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.
have learned that to be alive is to totally and openly participate in the
simplicity and elegance of here and now. At the end of life, our questions are
very simple: Did we live fully? Did we love well?
everyday lives may be filled with complex decisions, but when we long for
simplicity and ordinariness, happiness could be simple. Simplicity, goodness,
patience, compassion and truth are the greatest treasures we can embrace
faithfully to live peacefully and happily.
Happiness is not necessarily found outside of us.
It doesn’t come only from cars, clothes, cash, nor Caribbean cruises. Happiness
is found within; it is our reaction to outside forces.
But how can we find it, if we don’t have the simplicity
of time and space to discover the most important things in our life? How
can we search the depths of our soul if we are too busy impressing ore
acquiring wealth, protecting our properties, and paying our debts? It is not
enough that we are busy; the question is, what are we busy about?
I believe that simplicity is having the time and
space to embrace what are most important to us. It is having the leisure
to cherish them, having the freedom to glory in them, and having the power to
live by them.
Along the way, we will discover that the most
important things in life are not things, but the people who are
our life. However, that is something we have to ourselves.
Out of clutter,
find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of
difficulty lies Opportunity.-Albert Einstein
Let us live life
from the core of our being; let us give up superficiality. There are two ways
to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more; the other is to
desire less and to live on less and delight in them more, is much better. I
have learned to focus on what I have, not on what I don’t have because
satisfaction doesn’t come from getting what we want, but wanting what we already
I have also learned that we can be contented in
any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or
in want; that we can do everything through Him who gives us
Let us think about what we have right now that we
have been taking for granted and we will be surprised the many blessings that we
don’t even realize we do have. Let us live on less and enjoy them more; accept
and be grateful for whatever and whomever we have and live the life that
our Creator has already prepared for us.
By Tim Pedrosa
Unnecessary possessions are
unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of
them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is
those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.-Peace