Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about living simply. There is a quote by Confucius that states, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”. This resonates with me more and more by the day. Appreciating the simplicity of an uncomplicated life- not worrying about the latest fashions, food trends or what other people think and taking life day by day, moment by moment. Noticing the little things and not getting caught up in the static of the media’s push on every aspect of our lives. Forgetting fad diets and superfoods and focusing on real, whole foods. Savoring the hot cup of freshly brewed loose leaf tea I make myself each morning, not chugging it down as I click my way through the dozens of blogs I have subscribed on my Google reader. Spending my time doing the things that I am truly passionate about, not working towards a goal that never made sense to me, in the first place. I have come to forget who I am whilst trying so hard to be the person I think I should be.
To me, living simply is reveling in the everyday. Weeding through my blog list and only keeping those blogs that really, truly inspire. Not feeling pressure to comment unless something resonates with me. Learning to not succumb to the “need, want, must have” and appreciate instead what is around me. Giving away the clothing I bought because it looked good on someone else, and only wearing what I love, and makes me feel like the goddess I am. Only buying what is needed, or what really, truly makes my heart sing. Turning off the television and picking up a book. Throwing away the piles of makeup I have piled in my bathroom and embracing natural beauty. Running to simply run, instead of always training for another race. Working towards a career that scares me, but has never felt so right. Drawing a warm bath at the end of the night with dead sea salts and lavendar essential oil, and just, sitting.