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The Burden of Simplicity

Updated on October 31, 2013
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The Burden of Simplicity

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Simplicity is the key to see the core of a circumstance,

to hone in on the truth without the encumbrance of other consideration,

the confusion of possibilities that in the end, misguide us,

and lead us to outcomes indeterminate.


Reason leads us to complication when simplicity renders truth,

and we, so convinced of our clever-mindedness succumb to ego,

when truth itself bares no alternative, just itself in purity,

and it takes a great intellect to perceive this.


Simplicity is not a burden in itself,

but uncovering it from a plethora of possibilities is,

and only we can decide to see reality without bias,

see what lies beneath the conditioning and falsehoods living imparts.


Answers often lie between reason and the heart,

each one offering an alternate perception,

each one part of a picture that in the end truth reveals,

and we can only trust ourselves to be honest enough to see it.


Simplicity is a state of mind that may untangle a complicated life,

steady a path fractured by doubts and fears,

and find the source of meaning and a peaceful heart,

thus realising it is we who make life difficult, for ourselves.


The management of daily life is complex enough,

without adding to it with each scenario of reasoning and all the 'what ifs',

so, to lighten the burden, one must learn to see objectively,

to the core of reality, unclothed from complexity.


Just learn to stop saying 'What if'.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Perception is everything, brownella. Thanks for dropping by.

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      brownella 3 years ago from New England

      This reminds me of my sister who is always trying to get me to "settle down." For me simple is good, I travel and house sit, live out a backpack in a new place most weeks but I love the freedom of no strings, no bills...but to her my life the most complicated and stressful thing in the world. I suppose simplicity is relative to what you need and crave.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it Martin. Being without stress is certainly a good thing.

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Great, as usual. I was on the opposite side of the coin. I got off on the sudden absence of stress. It was like a drug.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Eric, thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Burden? Yep I agree