By: Dragos Bernat Introduction: This will be a series of daily meditations. A total of 365 meditations, one for each day. Each meditation is about simplifying and understanding our lives.
Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify. ~ Henry David Thoreau
I feel I do too much. I am always in a rush to get things there. I always have this longing temptation to clean up things, and polish them to perfection. These things can be loose ends, work, unfinished projects, cleaning, checking e-mail and so on. In the end they are just things. But this temptation leads me into believing that I should be focusing on these things. I feel that I need to clean everything up and just be ready. Ready for what? I still don’t know.
But it’s a temptation. And that temptation leads me into wanting everything to be perfect and finished. I’m constantly trying to fix too many things so everything can be just right.
I have too many things in my life and I just want everything to be perfect and all together. But it’s not possible, because I have way too much. There’s no reason why I should have as many things as I do. I don’t even know what to do with them. It’s way too much for one person alone.
When we have too much in our lives, we only focus on getting more. We start becoming tied to our things.
I want to find what I need, and remove what I don’t.
Getting rid of these things makes those temptations dwindle down. They being to lose their attachment. It makes the longing for everything much less. It helps bring the clarity of what’s really needed in our life, and it’s definitely not more things.
Take things one day at a time.
Stop rushing to make everything perfect.
Find out what you need in your life and start removing the too much.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. ~ William James