In Simplicity, I follow: Food for Thought, This Simplicity Day
Henry David Thoreau once said, “Simplicity is the law of nature for men as well as for flowers”. Thoreau was a lifetime advocate for living a life of simplicity and to mark his birthday, the entire world celebrates Simplicity Day on 12th of July every year. Besides being an author, he was also a philosopher, naturalist, historian, tax resister, and development critic, to mention a few.
The Art Of Simplicity
Simplicity is not sacrificing; it’s a lifestyle. It helps people change for the better and make lives- both theirs and others- happier and healthier. Simplicity is making do with enough; it teaches us the power of less. Simplicity, when brought into relationships, does wonders to it as it removes all the unwanted elements and goes back and focuses on things that matter most.
If we go by the dictionary, simplicity means, the quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded. When there is simplicity, there is no goodness or greatness, no hierarchy- everyone is treated equally. Simplicity is connecting to the flora and fauna as nature is the best demonstration of simplicity.
Simplicity Day shouldn’t just be another day on our calendars, it should be a virtue to live by every day. Keep your phone aside, grab a cup of coffee, and catch up with your friends and family around. Go take a walk in the woods and experience the serenity and calmness of nature. These little actions can bring us joy and help relax our minds and connect to the people around us.
Indian And Simplicity
Simplicity has been inculcated in the Indian lifestyle for ages. In ancient times, people used to live with the most basic necessities which would help them in daily survival. A simple lifestyle is considered to be the optimum lifestyle for the human race in the Vedas. One should always stay away from luxury and learn to live with simplicity.
One such kind of lifestyle is a minimalist one. It is about living with the only things that one requires. Minimalists are free from the desire to buy and accumulate more. Instead, they find happiness in relationships and experiences.
Robert Brault said, “ Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things “. Simplicity helps us grow.
So, go out, take a stroll with your friends and family. Sit and have snacks with your parents, and live the life you should be.
Happy Simplicity Day!