Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Really That Simple

My family is still in the midst of simplifying.  We are trying to get rid of excessive choices in our life.  We are trying to limit our complexity.  Yet, we still seem to become more complicated every day.  The more we try to simplify, the more the system seems to fight back. 

This outward discipline is not a momentary one.  Some of the disciplines can be exercised for a few moments and then repeated somewhere else down the road.  Simplicity is a discipline that is born out over an expanse of time.  Small moves now must connect with others in the tomorrow of our lives.  This discipline cries out for a lifetime of action. 

Maybe on my tombstone the words will read, "He enjoyed a simple life."  Maybe.

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