Category Archives: Simplify

Eliminating the unnecessary and focusing on the essential

When tools enslave

I’m not a luddite; I love technology and information-era tools. But I can’t help feeling that most people with smartphones are more addicted to their devices than they realize or care to admit….  And that’s kind of scary. Having access … Continue reading

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Knowing that we can’t know

From ancient Egyptians to classical Greeks, the maxim “know thyself” has been a long-revered approach to self-inquiry and understanding. But what if “know thyself” means knowing you can’t actually know yourself? Although we’re self-reflective beings, we’re never able to cross … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

Happiness is found in simple things — a refreshing glass of water, a friendly smile… or the fortunate state of being aware of these things. Share

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To live

“To live means to experience — through doing, feeling, thinking. Experience takes place in time, so time is the ultimate scarce resource we have. Over the years, the content of experience will determine the quality of life. Therefore one of … Continue reading

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Make that change

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Simplicity isn’t simple

Simplicity often embodies complexity. Being simple ain’t easy. Simplicity involves hard work — making deliberate, specific choices — to reduce things to their most essential elements. True simplicity isn’t merely a façade of plainness; rather, it reflects a well-integrated and purposeful design that advances … Continue reading

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Freedom

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Happiness is…

Happiness is what’s left after we strip away cluttery thoughts of ego and attachment. Ironically, our own thinking is the stumbling block we must overcome to be content and happy. Like anything that’s real and true, happiness is with us all … Continue reading

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Don’t worry. Be happy.

Admittedly, I never really thought about the lyrical wisdom expressed in Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit song. Sure, the catchy, upbeat tune makes you want to smile and whistle along — which, funnily enough, takes your mind off worries and engenders … Continue reading

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Becoming free

That about says it all.  🙂 This post is dedicated to Krista Murphy, a longtime friend, compatriot and genuine seeker of wisdom and truth. She’s also someone who likes to share a good laugh — undoubtedly one of friendship’s greatest gifts. … Continue reading

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