Simplicity in Life
I suddenly realised today how grateful God has been on me as I rarely had to do things that always looked simple but are the most complicated. For all the services that I use I always had some body assisting me and I always got things on a platter. Today my relationship manager at Citibank was on leave and I had to call these guys on some urgent matter with regards to my credit card. What a pain it was. When I was able to connect with somebody human after pressing so many ones and twos – the lady on the other side simply ended the call because she was not able to listen to my voice properly. I was just mad and frustrated. I had once a similar experience with Make My Trip. I had a confirmed hotel booking through them and when my guests reached the designated hotel at Tirupati, they were shocked that there was no booking for them there. I just couldn’t connect to any human in next 15 days at Make My Trip to complain and get the refund. Now I have a feeling that the more things we have which we feel is for our own convenience, the more headache we have. If every thing goes fine , they are wonderful but if there is a breakdown somewhere you had it.
These are very small examples but in our daily life we have made ourselves so complicated, so much ego, jealousy … a long list. The perception that the other guy is happy because he has something more than what I have makes our live unhappy and the whole satisfaction and enjoyment of things that we have is gone. With “more” – its more complicated. Simplicity is always a winner. I believe the best electronic product today is from Apple and its just one thing – Touch. Look at the Google screen. So simple. That’s why they are so successful. The best pictures we like are “Simple”. But still we have a habit to complicate things. The more we want, the more complicated it gets. I never realised this because someone else was doing the hard work for me and I was enjoying the best part of it. But with few experiences now I understand how comfortable and peaceful it is to be Simple. I am sure lot of people understand it but still cant do it because Simplicity is hard. That’s why its actually rare to find . Simplicity implies beauty, purity and clarity. God is Simple. Simplicity is Peace, Peace is strength. It makes mind calm and clear, easy and content. Its better not to fritter away life after details but simplify. Someone has rightly said “Nothing is more simple then greatness; indeed to be simple is to be great”
April 9, 2010