The Ego Doesn’t like Simplicity

"Simplicity is the ultimate in sophistication." -Leonardo DaVinci

I have been doing a lot of self coaching with myself on the idea of simplicity.  I really want my life to be and stay simple.  I want my money to be simplified in terms of the number of accounts I have. I want my stuff to be simplified so it isn't so hard for me to decide what to wear or what game to play or what wine glass to serve wine in.  I want my recipes to be simplified so I can easily find a healthy meal to feed my family.

So why isn't it?

Why is so much of my life so complicated?  Why do I have so much stuff and so many broker statements and so many glasses?

There must be a reason.

I think on some level I feel as an adult my life should be complicated.  That is such a ridiculous thought to say out loud, but I really think its true.  Mortgages and taxes and ROI and scheduling our busy lives is all part of being an adult.

But what if it isn't?

What if that is just a belief that is no longer necessary?  What if life really is just like kindergarten?

I think it might be:

Eat only when you are hungry.

Be kind.

Spend less than you earn.

Help people.

Love your family.

Less is more.

As I move forward in my life, I see that the more simple my life is the more I am able to appreciate it and be in it.

Less appointments. Less busy-ness. Less obligation.

The Ego in me doesn't like this.  It doesn't feel good with a Tuesday afternoon with nothing important or sophisticated to do. 

But my soul loves it.  Looking out the window at the ego-less Cherry Blossom Tree with no where to go and nothing to do- living a full and inspired life. On purpose.