The Sacredness of Simplicity

By Amanda Goins (Contributor, Culture of Awareness)

The sound of rain on the roof, a glint of sunshine streaming through your window, a smile or hug from a loved one, hearing or saying the words ‘I love you’… these are the things in life to be cherished.  No amount of complexity can surpass the truth found in the simple things and moments that touch our soul.

The things that make us feel the most alive are many times the things that we cannot put a price on, or describe adequately with words.  For some things cannot be described, but must be experienced.

I, like many of us, have a tendency to over-complicate life. In doing so, I at times miss out on the simple treasures all around me.

This is not to say there is not a place for the complex… complex innovations have a great importance.  Complexity is intriguing, and elaborate things can be quite fascinating.

However, when we look at the simplest aspects of our life with a greater sense of love and gratitude, and see the beauty in the pebble as well as the gem, we live life with a greater sense of contentment.  Slow down, take a deep breath, and appreciate the glorious things which surround you.  There is always something to be thankful for when we live our life is this state of wonder and appreciation.   It is then that we open ourselves up to an awareness of the miracles which surround us every day.

Much like unfurling flower that has found it’s way to the sunlight from it’s meager beginnings as a seed buried deep within the dirt, we are every day miracles.   Like the flower in this sense,  we strive to better ourselves in simple ways each day, and draw ourselves more toward the light of love and gratitude.


I hope that each of you can draw from this a sense of appreciation for the little things that make life wonderful.  They are the building blocks of our happiness, and many times the things we will remember most of all.

Much love to each of you!  ❤


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