Saturday, June 4, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 162

   This is the daily exploration for Friday, June 10, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF SIMPLICITY



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·         There is enough for everybody’s need but not everybody’s greed. 
– Gandhi

·         Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, ‘I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.’ 
-- Jack Kornfield

·         Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction. 
-- E. F. Schumacher 

+ In this Journey of the Soul, we are being challenged to change more than ever.  We will be changed in all kinds of ways by the forces of creation so we might as well enjoy the process and learn how to participate in it wisely. The Abundance we all want is not hard to get.  It is all around us.  But we are engaged in a colossal effort to destroy this creation by wanting to take too much from it too fast.  We have more than enough.  So, why do we keep thinking we need even more?

+ Simplicity is not one of the 37 Spirituality & Practice practices BUT put Simplicity in their Search Engine and you come up with 314 items including 117 quotes, 156 books, 11 practices, 9 teachers, 1 arts link, 11 e-courses, 7 films and 1 blog as of 6/4/16.  Go to http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/search/?q=Simplicity

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Simplicity Page.   Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Simplicity” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

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