Simplicity as an Alternate

Simplicity is hyperfocus on extracting what matters from what’s not. As Steve Jobs cited, “Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

Practising simplicity means practising focus – what can we entirely focus on, derives a new meaning, a new kind of reality that shapes our thinking pattern, living and appreciating our mere existence and anything worthy we seek. While the mind seeks new information, simplicity eliminates the unnecessary so that the necessary may remain pertinent.

Simplicity which is fundamental and authentic can only come into being inwardly, and from that, there is an outward expression. How to be simple, then, is the problem; because that simplicity makes one more and more sensitive. As Krishnamurthi says, “a sensitive mind and heart are essential, for then one is capable of quick perception and reception.”

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