“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci
I know that money is essential to survive in society. We must make enough of our share to live and to be healthy; however, it is the excessive pursuit of more and more monetary gain that sometimes gets in the way of the most simple enjoyments.
The things that don’t cost a penny but are waiting there for us all to realise and enjoy, can sometimes be the most rich indulgences that life has to offer.
I am figuring out what works for me; and that seems to lead to the concept of simplicity.
I know that work is important, as is the necessary salary we all must earn to survive…but there is so much more to life and sometimes we get so wrapped up in the rat race that we forget to close our office door and smile, breathe, laugh, live!
Don’t forget to play. Don’t forget to live.
“In the West we have a tendency to be profit-oriented, where everything is measured according to the results and we get caught up in being more and more active to generate results. In the East — especially in India — I find that people are more content to just be, to just sit around under a banyan tree for half a day chatting to each other. We Westerners would probably call that wasting time. But there is value to it. Being with someone, listening without a clock and without anticipation of results, teaches us about love. The success of love is in the loving — it is not in the result of loving. ”