Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau
If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha
Further reading: Bounty of the Earth
Giving of Yourself
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