In 2015 I was living in Koh Samui, Thailand, and every morning I would eat breakfast at a little cafe across the road from this mural of Bruce Lee.
“Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”
Every morning this idea was planted into my mind.
It’s a beautiful idea. A simple idea, but often anything but simple to put into practice.
I would let my mind wander along all the applications and implications of this statement. And as a result, it’s become a guiding principle – to strive to bring actions, communications, plans and ideas back to simplicity.
To me, this works perfectly with the principles of mindfulness.
When we actively practice mindfulness, we actively introduce simplicity, and EVERYTHING changes.
We can scrub away the mental blockages, ruminating thought trains, needless complication, mental projections and limitations that get in the way.
We create space for creativity.
We become self aware and have the space to do so without becoming judgemental.
We become more effective at whatever we need to do. At communicating, at processing thoughts, and noticing emotions without getting caught up in them.
Have you ever had a decision that you just can't get your head around? Maybe you went for a walk to "clear your head". Then later, the answer appeared.
It's like restarting your computer - shutting down the programs that you're not using any more and clearing space.
The truth is, taking time to "reset" should be a ROUTINE.
It's not just about when the situation gets so difficult that you're forced to take solace in meditation or “time-out” of another sort.
When we make simplicity and mindfulness a core part of our approach to life, it becomes a constant and unlimited source of strength.
When you give yourself daily space to untangle your thoughts and release tension, you'll approach daily life from a much stronger position.
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Peace and love,