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101 Things in 1001 Days: Simple

Monday, July 31, 2006


The very word itself conjures up for me a feeling of space, calmness, a clutter free existence.

As I get older I find that life becomes less and less simple. The complications of everyday life and living begin to creep in and take up residence – a mortgage to pay off, kids to raise, a living to earn.

My house is filled with all the latest mod-cons and yet, yet, my life does not reflect this – instead of them making life simpler, they seem to create even more work. Why is this, I ask myself? I do not know.

How does one marry modern day living – with it’s hectic pace and deadlines to meet – with living the simple or a simpler life? A million dollar question but here's what I do...

I. Just. Switch. Off.

I retreat to a quiet spot within myself where I can get lost. I turn off the TV, I write, I daydream, go to the park, watch the trees outside my window swaying gently in the breeze, I turn to my faith and meditate on my very essence - WHO I AM - and just be.

For: Mama Says Om


Blogger Abbie said...

I definitely know how that is! We have such hectic days and very few quiet times.. great post!
:) Abbie

Monday, July 31, 2006  
Blogger Shelley said...

Sounds like a plan! I finally figured out how to get to the D&R towpath from my office (about a 4 minute walk, tops), and am hoping to make use of that knowledge once we get back down to double-digit temperatures.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006  
Blogger Jemima said...

To daydream. I can't function without a good daydream. Too true about the 'laboursaving' devices.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006  
Blogger Waya said...

Ahhh, r&r (rest and relaxation) does not reside in our house any more but replaced by riots and restless (that's with 3 kids under 5)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006  

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