We live in a society where we are over-committed and over-consumed. Where the amount of likes we get on social media has the power to affect our mood, where we strive for the ‘next best thing,’ where we function at a pace that eventually brings us to that place where we are simply going through the motions. We are much better served to create a balance – for our calendar, our time, for what we spend our money on. Here are some things to consider:
- “Simplicity is not about deprivation. Simplicity is about a greater appreciation for things that really matter.” – Anonymous
- “Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.” – Jana Kingsford
- “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
- “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart
When we cultivate a life of simplicity, balance, and gratitude, we begin moving at a pace that nature intended – allowing ourselves to feel the joy that is our birthright.
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