Living the simply good life embraces simplicity at its best. One stop shopping versus multiple stop shopping is another level of simple living that can nourish your life in powerful ways. Make one stop shopping your new way of getting all the basics you need. Choose one store close by instead of spending a large amount of time travelling to numerous specialty shops across town. As you incorporate this new way of living, the busyness of daily activities is greatly eased, opening you up for more free time to do what deeply satisfies you most!
To make this your new reality, let go of old habits such as being a fuss budget, bargain hunter or eternal browser. Focus on being most efficient by creating one simple, direct, easy process. For example, shift from daily or weekly visits to grocery stores to one visit every 3 weeks or so. Create a list of basics needed and organize them according to store layout. Keep this list easily accessible so that you and other family members are always able to find it. The final tip is to buy in bulk to minimize trips! By incorporating all these vital steps, the simply good life will be your new way of living and being!
One of the most important aspects of the human journey is to ensure harmony in all relationships. Imagine dancing with others and the world around you, exuding great vim and vigour, joy, delight, and zest! Your natural vitality is alive and thriving with heightened energy from the inside out! This is where authentic expression and the gift of speaking your truth exists. This is where your song emerges! Deep within every human is a ever present yearning for freedom in life, free from entanglements, estranged relationships and limitations.
Gift yourself the right to express inner truths and let go of what no longer supports your natural vitality. Whether it be with a family member, partner or work colleague, allow yourself time and space to reflect on your experiences and then step fully into the realm of unconditional love for self. Envision the child within you feeling 100% loved from the inside out! Observe what arises and commit to setting healthy boundaries if needed, where you can be all you are meant to be and others are free to be all they are meant to be as well. We each have a unique song to sing … let your melody come forth for the world to hear it and relish in your deeply nourished true nature!
Weeding out excessive material accumulations is essential for creating the simply good life. Another vital practice is reducing old habits that no longer serve you well. Think about all the things you have been habitually doing for years that overly consume your days. As a result, there is never enough time to fulfill your deepest desires within.
There are many external attractions in our world. Some common examples include being fixated on technology, media, advertisements, family dramas, foods, shopping excursions, and endless entertainment. Ask yourself what overly consumes your days. It may be something as simple as engaging in too many text messages or phone conversations. It may be watching too many tv shows or videos, or engaging in too much family drama.
Make a list of all the activities that inhibit the simply good life. Post this list somewhere that’s easily visible so it will be a regular reminder of this important step. Now choose one habit you will start releasing this month. For me, it is reducing the number of books I am reading. On this new day today, I start afresh with more time to live the simply good life. I commit to mindfully freeing myself from these old attachment and revel in the wholeness of the simply good life!
The physical foundation for Living the Simply Good Life is a simply soothing environment. Mindfully shift to manifesting one that no longer depletes your life energy and simply nourishes the depth of your being, freeing you from entanglements and excessive attachments in life. It’s normal to accumulate material possessions over the course of one’s life but it is also vital that we clear out excesses we no longer need.
The second essential tip for Living the Simply Good Life is to weed out everything that has not been used for last 12 months or more. Start by going through closets, drawers and cabinets, one room at a time and decide whether you will donate them to a thrift store or community service provider that supports impoverished individuals. You might also choose to have a yard sale or even donate to people in your neighbourhood and community. Every weekend, take at least one box or bagful out and it won’t be long before you will literally and physically feel immensely freed in your life, with more space to breathe freely and live freely everyday for the rest of your life!
In today’s challenging world, love, peace, harmony and basics of the good life are sought after by many. This has certainly been my quest for more than 40 years as I continuously sought freedom from sufferings and greater alignment with heart desires. My journey of seeking the simply good life with vitality and balanced wellness has been utterly astounding as challenges and surprising unfoldings have brought key lessons and deep wisdom from within. I have healed my past and finally come home to a place in my heart where I feel most comfortable and safe, able to live fully and vibrantly with grace, ease, and joy each and every day. This process has purified my being and literally brought a new reality to all my experiences. I now feel free as a bird that soars high up in the sky and as I float effortlessly with winds of life under the power of the sun, soul beckons me to spread my wings even further by sharing all learned wisdom and essential practices with others, to elevate love on our planet!
In celebrating Wise Sister’s 10th Anniversary, monthly blogs are now shifting from ‘True stories with life lessons’ to ‘Living the Simply Good Life!’ I welcome you to this new series of essential practices and vital insights necessary for enhancing quality of life from the inside and out!
Wise Sister’s first branch: “Mind Master Training (MindMasterTraining.ca) will continue with weekly empowering blog posts covering vital mental fitness and mindfulness tips. The current series is aligned with Wise Sister’s upcoming blogs, on the topic of Transforming Realities!
Wise Sister’s newest branch ‘Healing with Nature and Spirit HealingwithNatureandSpirit.ca will continue theme of ‘True stories with life lessons, told with a pinch of humour!’ These stories posted on Wise Sister’s are based on adventures in nature where spontaneous occurrences bring moments of magic with mysterious outcomes! I invite you to sign up for these to enhance your journey home with delightful revelations and spiritual wisdom learned through Mother Nature!
Living the Simply Good Life! Welcome to the first step of this amazing journey, which is the ultimate path for coming home to your true self! From hereon in, you will literally find yourself shifting from a ‘human being who has spirit’ desiring better quality of life to a ‘spiritual being having a human experience” with ultimate quality of life! It will certainly be awe-inspiring and a fun adventure as you delve deep into your inner knowing and discover keys for living the simply good life!
Make time and space for yourself to meditate in silence to discover what you truly desire deep within. Commit to a large block of time, preferably 2 to 3 days or more and remove self from technology, media, work, and entangled relationships. Choose a retreat location that nourishes your body, mind and soul. Perhaps it is a treasured place in nature, a local holiday destination or a favourite room in your home where you are free from distractions and interruptions. As you sit in silence, breathe deeply from your abdomen several times to calm mind and body. Then focus your attention on what the simply good life means to you. Envision yourself actually experiencing it in the moment. Where are you and what are you doing? Who else is present, if anyone and what is in your surroundings? What brings you satisfaction, peace, and joy? Create a list of all the things you can do to improve your quality of life while decreasing complexities.
Some common examples are: getting rid of things you don’t use anymore; decreasing your need for goods and services; dissolving pain in relationships; simplifying eating habits; and creating simple comforts in our ever changing world. Believe this is all possible! Believe you can change your realities from this moment forward! Being clear about what changes are needed is the turning point where transformation truly occurs. Imagine the new reality right now with reduced stress and more time to do things you really want to do!
The vital lesson today is to become your own best friend! This is an essential part of transformation and coming home to true self! Enjoy your retreat and reflection time. I look forward to continuing this journey of purification and enlightenment with you. Living the Simply Good Life will bring us all closer to the realm of love, peace, harmony and greater fulfillment!