Thursday, December 31, 2020

Simplicity

Being in silence refills the well which gets depleted in times of stress, anxiety, and tension leading to imbalance.  Silence quiets the busy mind, releases tension and relaxes the body, mind and spirit.  Silence is important to establish balance.  Silence is often associated with simplicity which, is fundamental to mindfulness.

Mindfulness practice is grounded in simplicity.  The practice does not require special clothing, equipment or a particular location.  Nor does the practice require specific incantations, words or mantras.  Mindfulness is simply quiet, stillness and focusing on your breath to help create better balance.  Indeed, the simplicity of mindfulness returns you to calm, clarity and helps move you towards awareness and awakening appreciation of the here, now, present moment.

 

The intent, purpose, direction is forward as we create better balance on the path of progress and peace.

 

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail . . . Simplify, simplify. Instead of three meals a day, if it be necessary eat but one; instead of a hundred dishes, five and reduce other things in proportion.  

- Henry David Thoreau

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