Truth is Found in Simplicity
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."
Clean Up Our Thinking
I like to look for patterns. Especially when I am outside and immersed in nature. There is a simple rhythm and purity within the ecosystem among the birds, plants, squirrels, insects , moss and lichens, all playing their part. And together they connect, with a synchronicity.
Unfortunately, our minds often don’t reflect this simplicity, rather they become cluttered with “stuff” -- thoughts, ideas, concepts, feelings. Subsequently our problem-solving and our solutions become overbuilt, convoluted, complex, and we become lost.
Meanwhile a simple and beautiful solution may lie right over the horizon, ready to be acknowledged. I think we need to pause more, take a breath and gently push away the clutter and look for the simplicity and patterns among the chaos. After all, nature does it.
"There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions."
- Dieter F. Uchtdorf