The Way I See It: Simplicity

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27

Simplicity. I have been meditating on this for months actually. What is simplicity? At first thought, it can seem to mean the lack of luxuries, riches, comforts and other such things that make our lives easier and seemingly happier. Simplicity can possibly suggest that something is missing from our lives when, in reality, the very definition of simplicity is freedom from complexity or intricacy.
Photobucket A young baby, sick with a cold, sleeping next to his mommy because that was the simplest way to get the baby to sleep comfortably.

Photobucket A little girl who made this field of leaves her playground while on a walk. This was a 15 minute detour of what was supposed to be a walk to the store. She sat in the stroller until we passed by this not particularly exciting landmark, asked to get out and ran around enjoying the beauty around her.
Photobucket A Saturday Morning breakfast, with simple conversation about how we were going to keep our household running smoothly.

Photobucket A Father and Son, snuggling under a handmade blanket.

“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”
– Lao-Tzu, Tao Te Ching

And consider the lilies.

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2 responses to “The Way I See It: Simplicity

  1. Erica, I do believe you have captured, and defined with your images, simplicity at its best – at its most holy. What an uplifting post. Thank you!!

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