You Can Live A Simple, Yet Happy Life - 6 Tips
As we strive to live Life to the fullest, we must also be aware that a complex and sophisticated life does not guarantee peace and joy.
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." …Confucius
We all desire peace, joy and a fulfilling life here on earth. But how can we achieve this? Is it by living a complex and sophisticated life on the fast-lane or by living a focused, simple and easy-going life?
Even as we strive to live Life to the best and fullest, we also know that a complex and sophisticated life does not guarantee peace and joy; but a simple and well organized Life is a sure step into paradise on earth.
How can we simplify Life and living? By first appreciating that Simplicity delights in the small joys and simple pleasures of life. We must eliminate those things that complicate life - Ego, Personality, Greed, love of Money, love of Power, Ignorance and Fear – while embracing those things that help to make life simple:
Seek the Kingdom. Know Thyself, know GOD, and know the relationship. This is the foundation for a simple and happy life. Nothing is more important than your relationship with God. A truly simple life flows from a clear understanding of your oneness with God (Matt. 6:33).
Radiate Love. You are the image and likeness of God. God is love, you are Love. Love is your innate nature; and what could be better and easier than simply being and expressing yourself? The simple life is a Life of Love.
Be Grateful. Make gratitude your way of life. Gratitude is a mindset of thankfulness and joy for the wonder that life is. The simple life is a Life of Gratitude (Phil. 4:4).
Live the 4:8 Principle. The 4:8 rule says: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are True, Honest, Just, Pure, Lovely, of Good Report …think on these things (Phil. 4:8). The simple life is a Life of Positive Mental Attitude.
Stay Detached. Never be so hooked to anything that it begins to control you. Nothing should make you feel you cannot do without it. Truth is, there is nothing in this life you cannot let go, if need be. The simple life is a Life of Detachment.
Be Contented. Be happy and contented with what you have, no matter how little. Lack of contentment puts your life on auto-pilot, as you endlessly chase one material thing after another. The simple life is a Life of Contentment.
The simple Life is positive energy. It does NOT mean losing your zest for living, being inactive, being indolent, not speaking the truth, and not resisting injustice. It simply means removing the "clutter" so that you can focus on the really important issues in life, while enjoying an active, productive and rewarding life experience. Blessings!
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© Jay Onwukwe