“The joy of a simple life is the greatest satisfaction.”
― Laila Ibrahim
My mom always told me when I am stressed out or scratching my head trying to find a solution to “Keep It, Super Simple”.
As a child, it was hard to understand what she meant but as I grew older and wiser it always shocked me why people always trying to over-complicate things.
Life as is, is filled with complications, we don’t need us on top of that to add another layer of complexity.
That’s why I am happy to introduce you to The Art of Simple Living.
Living simply is an art that needs to be learned and cultivate for just about anyone.
And if you happened to be one who has an over-complicated life, then it’s time to simplify.
And, in the light of simplicity, I wanted to introduce you to Daphne Rose Kingma’s who’s a bestselling author and has made multiple guest appearances on Oprah as well as numerous other television shows and media outlets teaching the art of simple living.
I personally love Daphne’s work as she specializes in helping people see and be themselves by helping them recover from early childhood traumas.
I was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq and had my fair share of life-shaping emotional traumas during my childhood.
I find her work quite therapeutic.
Join me in this article as Daphne illustrates the art of simple living, and learn how to find lightness in life with the art of letting go.
Living simply is paring away — stuff, obligations, expectations, people.
Also, It’s removing all the glut and rubble from your life, making space in your house, your heart, your brain and your life for exactly and only what you need.
In addition, living simply is getting down to the core of things and returning to a way of living that most of us can only vaguely remember: pleasures that don’t cost piles of money, rewards you don’t have to buy in stores, amusements that don’t require a screen or scrabbling with hundreds of other people to get to.
When we live with simplicity we gain a sense of hope because at some level we really do know that we’re all in this together.
There is a sickening discomfort in our souls that comes from continually taking and using more than our fair share.
Also, the more of us who live simply, the more we can imagine that somehow we, as a species, might actually dig ourselves out of the landfill and climate change nightmares we have created by being such overindulgent pigs.
We feel good — hopeful, alive, optimistic — when we live simply because we can relax, knowing that we’re part of the solution and not part of the problem.
We are not putting ourselves or the rest of the world in jeopardy by taking more than what is rightly ours.
When we live simply we are able to rest in the peace that simple living brings:
- A quieting of the endless mental chatter and the agitation to have more,
- A simplicity of movement and action in the passage of each day.
Continue learning about how to live simply by reading the full article here: Learn to Live Simply Through Happy and Hard Times
Written by: Daphne Rose Kingma
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With love, light and gratitude