“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Clare Boothe Luce
How can one be sophisticated, yet simple? How can one be a part of modern society, but not be trapped by it?
I found ten beautiful tips I would love to share. Their source and further reading for peace, simplicity and discovery are found at the end of this blog.
1. Buy things for their usefulness rather than their status or prestige.
2. Learn the difference between a real need and an addiction. Then find support and accountability to regain “sobriety,” freedom from addiction.
3. Develop a habit of giving things away.
4. Avoid unnecessary and short-lived technological gadgets that promise to “save time.”
5. Enjoy things without owning them. For example, take advantage of public libraries and parks.
6. Nurture awe and appreciation for nature. Spend more time outdoors!
7. Get out—and stay out—of debt.
8. Use plain, honest speech. Say what you mean and keep your commitments.
9. Reject anything that oppresses others. For example, buy Fair Trade products.
10. Seek God’s kingdom of love and justice foremost. If anything distracts you from that purpose, let it go.
These tips are from Father Richard Rohr's daily meditation which you may find here and subscribe to if you wish. Call this advice - but it is free!
Peace be with you.
Gerald M. Sliva