I recently had the honor of working with a Native American Elder. As we were going into my massage studio he spotted a rustic sign on my wall that simply states “Simplify”. He looked at this little sign and said something to the effect of, that the word “Simplify” is such a powerful word, and that it’s a shame that most people don’t understand it. I found this sign in a local craft store. It’s just a simple rustic metal sign, with only the word on it. When I saw it the sign really spoke out to me. I knew then that the sign needed to go in my studio.I am as much of a victim of this as anyone else; we seem to be in a constant battle to acquire everything that we feel we must have to make us happy. Often loosing sight of the simple pleasures of friends, family, nature and life all around us. In this quest for acquisitions, we work ourselves into frenzy, with long hours, time demands, tight schedules…you get the picture. Along with those demands comes our old nemesis stress. As we know this stress leads to all kinds of health and life complications.
I know that I need to work on this as well. We all should really slow down and look at life to really see what is necessary. Are these things we chase a real need, or is it just future clutter? So take a little time and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
A simple way to start simplifying is …….
Get a massage! Take an hour or so to escape the world in a relaxing comfortable room with soft lights, soothing music and a Calming States Massage. In that hour you will be free of life’s demands. Sounds like a simple way to start doesn’t it?