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This is taken directly from today’s post at www.mnmlist.com, another blog from Leo at Zen Habits. It was so beautiful I wanted to post it here:

Simplicity is the path, not just the destination

‘There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.’ ~ Mahatma Gandhi, “Non-Violence in Peace and War”

Simplicity, many people think,
is an end in itself
But they’re getting it backwards
Simplicity is the path, the means
It’s not a far off destination,
somewhere in the future
It’s right here, right now
It’s taking things one at a time
It’s asking simple questions
It’s taking simple actions
It’s doing it slowly
It’s considering and being conscious,
with everything

When you find yourself becoming overwhelmed
on the path to simplicity
Taking a complicated, frenzied path
to get there
Stop, consider, and choose
the simpler path
And take it slowly
And easily
And lovely

posted: 09 November 4


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During my new found hobby of reading blogs for simple living, I came across a wonderful gem: Zen Habits.  Okay, you’re probably thinking, what planet have I been on?  I mean the guy have over 75,000 people subscribed to his blog!  WELL, like I said, I’m new to blogging.  But the page that intrigued me the most was this one: The Simple Living Manifesto.  In it, Leo lists 72 ideas to get started with in a quest to simplify your life.  I have decided to take each idea in turn, and write about it.  It will probably take me the better part of a year, but things worthwhile are seldom easy or quick.  I truly believe that by addressing these ideas carefully, over time, it will truly help me find the peace I’m seeking.

I’d like to hear your comments if you have seen this list before, and your experience with trying to implement some of the ideas.

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