The end of the year is always a wonderful time of reflection for me. Although I don’t make it too obvious, my mind is churning out several ideas and plans for the year ahead.

Last year, I worked onΒ  a Vision Board. That had mixed results. I achieved some of what I had envisioned, started the process of working on other areas and completely failed in other areas.

For 2013,Β  I’m was not led to work on a vision board. Instead, I’m choosing to: Keep It Simple.

keeping it simple

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. ~Lin Yutang

Keeping It Simple

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Lao Tzu

I am learning…that a man can live profoundly without masses of things. Richard E. Byrd

How many undervalue the power of simplicity! But it is the real key to the heart. William Wordsworth

Simplicity of living, if deliberately chosen, implies a compassionate approach to life. It means that we are choosing to live our daily lives with some degree of conscious appreciation of the condition of the rest of the world. Duane Elgin

Live simply so that others may simply live. Mahatma Gandhi

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand… Henry David Thoreau

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Our life is frittered away by detail. Henry David Thoreau

I am going to apply this to my choices, my relationships and my work. As a first step, you’ll see a different looking Everyday Gyaan today. Keeping it simple, you’ll agree.

More about my plans tomorrow.

In the meanwhile, have you signed up for self-love yet?

 

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