There is a lot of people that would like to simplify their life, others feel just like in a circle, playing a role already written. The truth is that now days the world educated us to become a supporter of an established lifestyle, a lifestyle that is not simple, free of stress or relaxing. We all want to be happy and feel in control, but being sincere, that is not the real life nowadays. So, how can you simplify your life? it is a very important question and have a REALLY simple answer: keep your eye simple.
Many friends have wrote great articles about minimalism and how great they feel once they just stop being toys in the hand of the industry, I appreciate so much their beautiful ideas. All of those ideas, from minimalists and simple people are based in a basic principle: being focus. There is a greek word for ‘simple eyes’ that basically means ‘focused eyes’, ‘eyes concentrated in one thing’. So the question that comes after understanding the importance of having your eye simple is: WHERE should your eyes be focused? In what is important. What is the most important thing in your life? It is what make your life a life of purpose and make you really happy.
Friends, it is really important to know what we are doing with our life, question everything… why do I need a new car? why do I need a bigger house? why do I have to eat junk food? why I have those friends? why do I like that tv show? why, why, why?… finding the answers will make us deeper thinkers and will help us to simplify.
Having more does not make as happier, not at all, it is more complicated. Let’s make an example, and I don’t want to make rules… having a big house is useful, if your family is big enough to fully use it. Now, imagine you are just a couple or a couple with two kids, how big is your house? the world sell the idea that ‘bigger is better’… what a lie!, wise people from the past has teach us that having less is better. A bigger house not being fully used, requires more maintenance, cleaning and repairs… do you get the point here? Let’s just make another simple example: we as man tend to have a lot of t-shirts or shirts or underwear… now you have to wash a lot and you can’t keep an organised place for your clothes… try to reduce all of that to what you really need, in a short time you will see the difference, then escalate this to other areas of your life.
Being simple is not that simple, but just at the beginning as it requires thinking about the things you do and most of the time you will go against the crowd… but after you become yourself, sure about where you going, you will become a focused person, it become a wise lifestyle, simple and happy. Keep your eye simple!