25 Simplicity Quotes: Simplifying Aspects Of Your Life | #Mindset | #Organizing | #Clutter


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 21, 2019

Do any of you have any clutter whatsoever?  It’s always a sight to see a space that was immaculate turn into the earthquake child of a tornado and a volcano.

My desktops (both my actual one, and my digital) each had enough clutter to film separate episodes of hoarders.  Truly.  Okay, okay, not that bad, but bad enough that I can see it affecting my ‘Zenvironment’ as I like to say.

An individual’s Zenvironment is any place that brings them peace in one form or another.  For me, my home office is one of them, but my home office is also the quickest place to clutter given that its my own personal ‘lab’ of sorts.  Since it brings comfort, in a sense, I think it makes me lazy as a default.  It’s kind of my “I’ll get to it later” zone.  Yeah, uh huh.  Random clutter in such a case is incredibly mentally suffocating default, but one I am willing to admit and I need to work on.  A lot of work on.

As I was out getting sun today, it occurred to me to get back to my weekly routine of attempting to simplify aspects of my life in one way or another and be proactive about it.  That way instances such as random clutter won’t just ‘come out of nowhere’ as if its a finished product.  And that’s the thing, a little clutter is one thing, but anything more than that gets to be distracting and inefficient.  That’s just the antithesis of streamlining.

But simplicity comes in many forms.  It doesn’t only come in the material form, such as organizing an office.  It also means organizing one’s thoughts, creating ‘simple’ habits that are positive.  With that in mind, one of the simple habits I believe is helping me a lot mentally is actively doing puzzles on the phone when taking short breaks throughout the day irrespective of what I am doing.  I have opted to do Sudoku, Kakuro, and Wordscapes.  I strive to do one of each every day and I believe its helping my thoughts and mental faculties quite a lot.

There are many other areas in life in which simplicity will help all individuals.  Below are several quotes I collated from respected individuals which allude to the importance of simplicity.

The reason for these is to contemplate them deeply and ruminate about what prompted them to make such statements. This should gives us an insight, no matter how limited, into the thinking/understanding that these individuals displayed in their daily lives:

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

“If you can’t explain it simple enough, you can’t understand it well enough.”
– Albert Einstein

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity”
– Plato

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
– Coco Chanel

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
– Confucius

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”
– Paramahansa Yoganda

– Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd.”
– Kevin Barnett

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
– Hans Hoffman

“The greatest ideas are the simplest.”
– William Golding

– “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
– Albert Einstein

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
– Bruce Lee

“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
– Isaac Newton

“Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost on most.”
– Clement Monk

“How many undervalue the power of simplicity! But it is the real key to the heart.”
– William Wordsworth

“Today’s complexities demand greater simplicity.”
– Elder L. Tom Perry

“Live simply so that others may simply live.”
– Mother Theresa

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex…it takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
– Albert Einstein

“Embrace simplicity…Be content with what you have and are, and not one can despoil you.”
– Chris Prentiss

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
– Joel Osteen

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”
– Laozi

“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”
– Walt Whitman

“Simplicity is the nature of great souls.”
– Papa Ramadas

“Simplicity is realizing what you need rather than what you want.”
– Apoorve Dubey

In our current day an age, there is an excess of complexity which plagues the populace. We have all dealt with many issues which harbor extreme complexity to the hilt. Much of it is out of our hands; not all however.

If the complexity is overdone, this leads to all manner of detrimental circumstances which are harmful to the individual, waste their time, and increase their stress.

As is often the case, for many issues there are solutions that can be viewed far easier if one just takes a step back and analyzes the situation from a detached point of view.  Although not taught in conventional schooling, the mental tool of seeing things from a detached macro-POV is extremely useful for being able to see how different things interlock in the grand scheme of things rather than viewing things from a 1st person limited perspective

Allow me to repeat Paramahansa Yoganda’s incisive quote that might be of great use to most of us in the current world we live in: “Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”

If there ever were a quote that precisely relates how people could be best served, this one would be one of them.

Its so simple, its elegant.   And it would solve countless problems and ameliorate stress as well.  At least for me that is the case, which is why I often remind myself to reread these since I oft-overlook them.

So why not implement simplicity into your repertoire?

It doesn’t cost anything, but it may yield everything.

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Note:

The bold letters in one of the quotes was how I found the quote; I find it fitting to keep it that way.  Its intriguing that the same way the quote hearkens at simplicity, so does one word: simple.  This goes to show that many times 25 words accomplish the same as one, just as an example.  I tend to be quite verbose myself, but the point of simplicity remains and its a salient one at that.

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

#Book Review: 5-Minute Chi Boost by Sifu William Lee | #SmartReads | #Health


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 15, 2019

If Sifu William Lee were a skilled baseball player, he would win a batting title.  This is because to win a batting title is a testament of skill, but more so, simplicity.   And you can have all the skill in the world, but if you don’t keep things simple, you will become your worst enemy.

5-Minute Chi Boost by Sifu William Lee, takes a very pragmatic approach into the discipline of Chi and how to learn simple ways of employing it.

Like his previous two books, Total Chi Fitness and Healing Chi Mediation, Lee provides the reader with a sound manual that’s as incisive as it is no-nonsense.

As his previous works, Lee commences the manual with the what’s and why’s that pertain to Chi.  These help the reader understand what Chi is, but more importantly, how it can be employed, and so on.

From there, Lee explains the five pressure point methods, which can be applied in specific locales on the body, as well as preparations the reader should do to maximize the efficiency of the exercises.

The techniques within the book 5-Minute Chi Boost, while seemingly unconventional, have helped me personally achieve additional energy and focus.  Out of all three of the books reviewed by me of Lee, this one has been the most helpful, although admittedly it’s also the quickest/simplest to employ, which is why I use it often.

Speaking simply, if you want to add energy to your life in a simple and yet measurable way, get this book.  Its benefits will be proportional to your effort, but the best part is that it doesn’t take too much effort to employ these techniques, which is why it should be a consideration for those seeking alternative health methods.

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Suggested Reading & Viewing:

A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression & How Women Can Heal Their Bodies To Reclaim Their Lives by Dr. Kelly Brogan M.D. & Kristin Loberg
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Toxic Psychiatry by Dr. Peter Breggin M.D.
Healing Chi Meditation by Sifu William Lee
Total Chi Fitness by Sifu William Lee
Dr. Belisa Vranich On The Intricacies Of Breathing [Video]
The Dark Side Of Food [Video]
Cancer Is Serious Business – Burzynski [Documentary]
The World According To Monsanto [Documentary]
Thimerosal – Let The Science Speak – The Evidence Supporting The Immediate Removal Of Mercury – A Known Neurotoxin – From Vaccines by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Food Forensics by Mike Adams

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Have You Ever Walked On The Moon?

“There are nights where wolves are silent, and only the moon howls.”
– George Carlin

“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”

“The sky walked down with the moon in her hand.”
– Frederick L. Knowles


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
March 31, 2019

Walking is something that’s healthy for myriad reasons; walking aids in slowing down your breathing, getting light exercise, becoming mindful, and more.  Walking – the action of taking steps – mirrors an individual’s life quite saliently.

While walking, there are times we stumble, just like in life; there are times we can walk faster, or slower, mirroring how we can get so enveloped in our actions that ‘time flies’, or become so mindful that we slow down, and so on.

In that sense, walking is the very definition of simplicity: put one step in front of the other at an even rhythm.  Simple.  Simplicity is oft-overlooked but has resounding effects.

Simplicity leads individuals to not overcomplicate things; it leads to less clutter; it leads to streamlined approach in many different things; it also helps sear the individual to enjoying the totality of life in its full breadth and scope; it also helps in attaining mindfulness.  In that mindfulness the individual becomes centered and is able to tackle any circumstance.

All of the above reasons, and more, are why I enjoy walks.  Whether you walk by yourself, or with others, walking by its very nature slows you downjust like reading.  Walking couples you to life, to moments, each and every step.  That said, if you have headphones on, your mind might not be engaged in the act of walking and it might be drifting in auto-pilot, which takes away a lot of the mindful and centering benefits of walking (I should know, I’m a pro at making this mistake).

Oft times I wonder, what would it be like to walk on the Moon, and have Earth be part of the canvas in the night sky, rather than the Moon instead? 

Perspective changes everythingPerspective changes thoughts, changes circumstances, and changes people.  That’s why viewing the Earth from the Moon while walking has always resonated within me somehow.  What do you think walking on the Moon would be like?

You’ve probably never thought of this.  Yet, 50 years from now, the average person might be able to do it so much that they might take it for granted.  Hopefully not though.

There’s something about that consideration – walking on the moon –that’s different.  A walk on the moon lets you know anything’s possible, it allows you to see a wholly different perspective, it allows you to enjoy life from a different lens.

Walking on the moon, heck, merely standing on the moon, and doing nothing but just being there, seeing space from a whole ‘nother point of view has this invigorating feeling to it.  It would be one of the moments in life that changes you for the better.

Those are some of the best things in life: memorable moments.  And moments that change you for the better are the best

One could argue incisive moments are some of the best parts of life.  And why wouldn’t they be?  If you are becoming something different, something more, you are evolving, becoming anew.  Isn’t that what life is about?  Change?  Evolution?  What’s better than having a hand in that?

You – as an individual – are then not changing because your environment, you are not changing reactively.  You are changing proactively because you chose to do something different, and yet, something simple.  Something that could have life changing effects – walking. 

Who could have thought that something so simple, going for a walk, could have so many resounding effects?

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Author’s Note:

This post is about exploring something inherently simple, walking, and coupling that to something complex, imagination.  Imagination knows no bounds, while walking does.  However, when both are coupled, it adds another dimension to the power of thought, to an individual, to life.  Anything that’s coupled to imagination has this effect, I just chose walking because I thought the premise of walking on the moon seemed intriguing in many ways and it’s something I consider when walking at night and I also wanted to push the boundaries of simplicity.

In any case, I hope to write about ‘walking’ more in the future, irrespective of what angle it takes, or where it goes.  The above is just written for consideration of how something so simple, the act of walking, can have life changing effects if seen from the right lens.

In fact, anything, seen from the right lens, has that power.  That’s a seed for another post if there ever were one.  But enough for now, you all have a stellar evening.  Don’t forget to go for a walk!

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.