Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things…. Isaac Newton
We live in a society where there are two schools of thought as far as our standard of living goes. Some of us feel that “more the merrier”, while some of us feel “less the better”. There is an in-depth meaning to these two approaches towards life. With the world around us getting more and more competitive, we are forced to match up to the high standards, which at times get out of our reach & capacity.
Today majority of us are stuck in the web of fictitiousness that’s created by us. Hence to liberate ourselves from this web, we need to go back to the roots that taught us to “Live Simple & Think High”. But!! Is it feasible to live a simple life in a complicated & confusing world? Why not? With strong determination, it’s not impossible at all, because simplicity is our originality, so it’s not a big deal once we realize from within and get back to our roots.
Simplicity means living with less because you want to & not because you have to, and having the choice to do the things that bring you real happiness. It enhances the clarity of our perception and frees us from the innumerable diversions of desires.
When we become simple, our material world also becomes simple and beautiful & there is hardly any waste left in our life, with all our resources, time, thoughts, ideas, knowledge, money and materials becoming more and more valuable & fruitful for us.
There is a common myth among people that if we become simple, then we would be considered stupid or dull. But, we tend to forget a fact that all the research, whether they are done in the field of science, agriculture, engineering and a host of other disciplines are based on fundamental simple principles. Likewise, the laws of the universe are also simple. Even though we cannot always grasp the wonders of nature, the underlying principles governing the universe are quite simple.
When we start respecting the natural world, then the physical world starts responding in such a way that all our physical needs are adequately met. It is only when our own nature becomes complex and polluted by selfish desires that the outer world also appears to be complex and difficult for us to understand. So when we move away from our inner space of childlike simplicity, we divorce ourselves from nature and totally forget the art of living in tandem with the natural world.
Where there is simplicity, there is strength. Unnecessary possessions are considered heavy burdens that take up a lot of our time & energy. That’s why those who have enough but not too much are the happiest people in the world. The classic example of this can be seen through the lives of saints and leaders, who live a simple life maintaining simplicity in their nature and character.
There is nothing mysterious about their motives and methods, but their holiness and greatness stem from an inner purity of purpose which is visible only when there is great simplicity in character. Hence, once we learn to simply enjoy the music of life, there will be no complexity. It is only when we decide to probe the unlimited structures that develop from the simple form; we lose sight of the truth and beauty of life. So! Be Simple and be an example for others to follow.