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On Oct 21, 2014 david doane wrote:|
To me, conscious simplicity means to be conscious of the simple basic fact that each of us, our earth, and all that is are manifestations of One Infinite Sacred Being. We are of one another and all that is, not separate from, so it follows that we be compassionate and respectful with one another and take care of our planet. To abide in that consciousness is to live compassionately ongoingly. It is a transformation. I don't know when I first became aware of this conscious simplicity. I do know that it has become a much more ongoing awareness that results in my being more compassionate in general, toward others and toward our environment. When I harm the environment, I harm everyone and everything, including myself. When I am kind to the environment, I am kind to everyone and everything, including to myself. That awareness has made my living deeper, which I appreciate. That deeper feeling is a test for me as to the kind of simplicity I am facing. That is, when I engage in or face regressive simplicity, I feel nostalgic at best; when I engage in or face cosmetic simplicity, I feel cosmetic, fake, shallow; when I engage in conscious simplicity, I feel a depth and connection with all that is.
On Oct 23, 2014 matangi wrote: