Saturday, April 6, 2013

Simplicity Is The Key To Happiness...

I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. To front only the essentials of life and see if I could learn what it had to teach.
And not, when it came time to die,
discover I had not lived...
Henry David Thoreau

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  1. You sure know how to make a guy hungry, and I just ate lunch, too. You also brought back some good old memories of my past when I did a lot of camping.

  2. Thoreau has a very interesting philosophy. I wonder if living deliberately, and fronting only the essentials of life, are the same for everybody or if each person has their own essentials that need to be discovered?

    1. Nice question…I think we're all the same, yet different in our approaches to what matters. What is really worth doing seems to come to simpler yet more profound things as we approach the end of our lives: sincere connections with others. If we can come to an honest relationship with ourselves, we can comfortably merge with the wholeness of life, realising what a drop in the ocean individuality is. If that makes sense at this early hour...

  3. I feel relaxed just looking at those pictures today.

  4. Makes me want to pull up a stump and dig in.

  5. “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”
    ― Henry David Thoreau

  6. Walden is my absolute favourite book :-) I have just found your blog, and I enjoy it! Greetings from Norway.