Tuesday, February 08, 2011

the treacherous art of keeping it simple

“I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we live simply and wisely…”
–Henry David Thoreau

i came across this quote at my yoga studios' blog

http://www.pilgrimageyoga.com/blog/living-simply/


it's accompanied by a wise comment by sujantra
(the founder of the studio)
he writes:
"So often our society sends us the the message that life has problems that only more complexity and machinery can solve. Oh, how wrong our society may be. To find out for yourself try living a little more simply and wisely and see how it feels… my bet is with Thoreau!"

and then i remember this another quote about simplicity that i keep in my refrigerator
i cut it from a tea box, and every time i feel i am making things 'complicated'
i go back and read it... from my fridge to your screen



and now try to keep it simple
it's hard but worth it
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