Monday, January 10, 2011

Thoughts on Simplicity

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
          ~Leonardo da Vinci

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."
          ~Mahatma Ghandi

Amidst the multitude of voices and choices, the humble Man of Galilee stands with hands out-stretched, waiting. His is a simple message: "Come, follow me" (Luke 18:22). And He does not speak with a powerful megaphone but with a still, small voice (see 1 Kings 19:12).

Strength comes not from frantic activity but from being settled on a firm foundation of truth and light. ... Let us simplify our lives a little. Let us make the changes necessary to refocus our lives on the sublime beauty of the simple, humble path of Christian discipleship —the path that leads always toward a life of meaning, gladness, and peace.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Of Things That Matter Most," Ensign, November 2010, 20, 22.

What does it mean to simplify? What are the things that matter most?

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