Simplicity

Simplicity begins with pure intention…

simple persons do not act deceptively,

simple persons act straight-forwardly

grounded in obedience and loyalty.

“Wisdom’s ways are pleasant ways,

and all her paths are peace.

Wisdom is a tree of life…

those who hold her fast will be blessed.”[1]

Simplicity cultivates wisdom…

simple persons are not opinionated,

simple persons are open-minded

supported by tolerance and inclusion.

“When you are simple, you cease tricky ways…

A most efficacious way of doing this

is with patience and sweetness

and personal persuasion and firmness…”[2] 

Simplicity practices kindness…

simple persons are not patronizing,

simple persons are humble

confessed by affirming and sustaining.


[1] Proverbs 3: 18-19

[2] Meditations of Father Judge p.54

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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