The Delightful Freedom Gained From a Simple Life~


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Over time I have come to believe that the simpler life is a secret key to satisfaction of the right kind. We often feel overwhelmed with our lives, with our possessions and the responsibilities that accumulate as an aftereffect of these possessions and where do we run to? A beach, a forest, a long walk, or a meditation. They say hard work is the best remedy for an idle and restless mind, and maybe something in our design needs us to be busy and rewards us with happiness.

This beautiful girl was walking along the village road with a sack of small rocks on her head that she was taking home for a small building project. I followed her for a while till she caught on and turned around and gave me this dazzling smile followed by shy giggles.  I was in the presence of pure and uncomplicated happiness.

Day 15 of 365

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6 comments

  1. I think a simple life could be a way to have the bliss of freedom if it is a choice. I think she probably has many worries in her life (for example I guess it has to be hard to get health services when somebody needs treatment) and that her life is far from simple. .o

  2. beautiful… I agree I tell people I came to the back of nowhere in the middle of Spain, from London, for a simpler life. Not necessarily quieter!!!… but simpler

  3. So lovely, and I enjoyed your words too!

  4. What I found surprising was the fact that the girl “turned around with a smile”, instead of a stern or harsh look. That would usually be the case when an unknown person was following someone,

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