"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."
~ Lin Yutang ~
I live with a certain intensity, some of it culturally encouraged, and much of it self-imposed. I have convinced myself that I thrive on compulsive activity- it's a multi-tasking era after all- but the truth is that for me to live a long, happy, richly sensuous life, it has to stop. I have to stop. I am missing the subtly of so many beautiful moments. I catch one here and there, but so many more I experience under pressure, the tyranny of the urgent, and resistant thinking to the overwhelm of my life.
But it doesn't have to be the way I've made it, and I hereby stand up and claim a gentler way of going about things. I don't have to be a monk in the mountains to live a simple and spiritual life.
I choose simplicity.