So my theme for the past few weeks has been simplicity - what can I do in my life to simplify. The definition of simplicity for my personal practice is as follows: "Simplicity is assessing what is necessary in life and what is excessive. By slimming down our appetites, possessions, and our desires, we can begin to experience the riches of a simple life." What this practice has afforded me is to assess my life from a far more pragmatic perspective. I had a great realization the other night that when I can truthfully say that "I have everything I need and nothing that I don't" then I have achieved the level of simplicity I seek in my life.
I have looked at this in all areas of my life: possessions, food, clothing, self care - and have tried to scale everything back to exactly what I need. Tremendous peace and satisfaction comes from saying "I have everything I need and nothing that I don't". Give it a try and let me know how it feels.
The one constant in life is change. How we navigate that change is who we are. Creating sustainable change is a more deliberate action and gives us the life we want. This is what my practice and my life mission is all about. All of my life experiences, work history and spiritual journey have lead me to this path - to help others create transformation in their lives and live lives that they love.