Striving for simplicity, arriving at complexity
It seems the more simple our lives become in many ways the more complex. Perhaps the simplicity allows room for the complexity, or as I should label it as “new complexity.” In simplicity we have a honeymoon period of bliss, release, ahhh… Then the complexity seeps back in as we inhale life. I have been fighting this for a long time. Treading water and then unplugging the tub only to have it fill
instead of always reaching for the plug, I should learn to swim? This doesn’t mean to let the water keep flowing and flowing creating more and more complexity. But to know when I have reached a comfortable stable level and learn to swim. instead of the yo yo of uber simple to over complicated and back again.
Wishing myself on a Bavarian mountain top is not only unrealistic its selfindugent . The honey moon would end and I would be possibly alone in bfe.
I think something less drastic is in order. Start small. (I need that reminder from time to time.) so I started with Facebook. Research says an average person spends 20-28 hours a month on Facebook. That is time I could be using to cultivate a hobby, cook, read to my child, etc… So no more Facebook. (At least for now.) since October 15 I have knit two pairs of fingerless gloves, a scarf, one mitteb, and a short sleeved sweater dress for Zoey.
I am thankful for this gift of
snd even if complexity arrives amidst the newfound simplicity. I am learning to swim, and resisting the urge to unplug and drain and be drastic.
How do you support and protect simplicity in your home?