“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
— Bruce Lee
I feel a strong interest in simplification right now. Recently I wrote “Finding Fuck Yes” and “No” — two articles with strong essentialist undertones. Since I’ve been taking my own advice from those articles, I’ve liked the way I’ve felt.
I’m crystalizing. I’m sharpening. I’m focusing. I’m strengthening my intuition. I’m catching subtle “Nos” that I wouldn’t have noticed before. And as a result, I know with more confidence what my “Yeses” are.
I’m becoming more efficient and learning to trust my decisions more quickly. That means people around me are more able to trust me and enjoy themselves around me.
I feel less sticky. There’s less weight around me. Fewer people who need an explanation, less catching up to do. I feel less resistance to doing hard things.
“If you want to fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
— Toni Morrison
Tonight my dad suggested that simplicity and wisdom are in the same camp. I agree with him. I do feel slightly wiser. More balanced. More mature. More independent of my emotions. More powerful. I like this direction.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
— Clare Boothe Luce
“Following your resonance is true wisdom.” — Bentinho Massaro