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February 5, 2011

Simple Lives

In ancient times, people sought out to live simple lives. They did not become trapped by thinking too much, but instead would seek ways to integrate mind, body, and spirit in all they did. The ancient Taoists had very simple minds. They were uncluttered. They lived very simply without all the hesitations the modern person has today. They knew the difference between right and wrong. They knew and they acted accordingly. If you want to live in harmony, you must have harmony between body, mind, and spirit in all you do. Choose food, clothing, and shelter that accords with nature. Keep your mind and deeds pure. Uncomplicate your life as much as possible. Simplify. Practice addition through subtraction. If you can follow these simple old ways, you will be continually renewed.