how do you define simplicity?

Depending on who you ask, there will be a wide variety of responses to this question. I always ask my clients, and here are some responses. Simplicity is:

"being able to easily find what I need when I need it"

"not having to be in a hurry"

"having less to manage"

"unobstructed ease"

"less distractions and more of my own life"

The dictionary has multiple definitions, and here are some:

Freedom from complexity, intricacy or division into parts

Absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament

Freedom from deceit, or guile. Sincerity, alertness

The state, quality, or an instance of being simple

Since 1324 and originating from the latin word simplicitas, it is a word that has been used in many ways. From religions to naturalists to designers to advertising agencies, we might see the word and think different thoughts, but it really comes down to one's own interpretation. 

Think about what simplicity means in your life or work.

What could it look like or feel like?

How can it offer a clearing for calm or for innovation?

How can it serve as a practice, a balance or an anchor within existing complex systems?

What becomes available to you when time or space opens up?

May the inquiry and path of Simplicity serve you now and into the future.