Simple living and high thinking is a great mantraGandhiji said that simple living and high thinking should be our way of life. Living simply entails stripping away the nonessential and focusing our time and energy on the things that matter the most. But we make our life so complex that we are entangled in it from top to bottom and despite trying to coming out of this maze we are entangled more deeply. It happens when we oitreach our whims and desires and engrossed in accumulation of worldly luxuries which make our mundane more cluttered. I see several couples of the present day both are outgoers in search of more procurement of money to compete with their selfdefined rivals to uplift their status or at least maintain the same at par of theirs. And in this process their lives have changed into a selfcreated machine which aims nothing but enlarging the scope of procuring more materialistic things which ultimately increase complexities for them. As a result they find a big vacuum in fulfilling their duties for their children also.
When we simplify our afffairs we are left with a life filled with meaning, a life that is lived on our own terms. We have the time and space to pursue our interests and to create the life we truly desire. It is often in the most simple things that we find true happiness.