Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hoarding Simplicity

A   L   O   H   A !
“To a mind that is still, 

the entire universe 

surrenders.” 

                     Zhuangzi












Photos are very clickable to enlarge

Simplify life, 

to make it richer.

Dispose of the un-needed

To create space

For what matters.









Do you see all 6 cranes?

Choices

Can seem overwhelming.

Expectations

can be a harsh master.






When you keep it simple

You have more time.

Can you handle that?










Life becomes fuller

When we fill it less.









Breadfruit Growing

Discard the un-needed

To discover

What you need.













“If you have insight, 
you use your inner eye, 
your inner ear,
 to pierce to the heart 
of things, 
and have no need 
of intellectual knowledge.” 
                  Zhuangzi


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Thank You, Friends!
                Fondly, cloudia

23 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Definitely good advice you gave: don't clutter your life with trivialities.

It was hard, but I think I save six cranes,

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Definitely good advice you gave: don't clutter your life with trivialities.

It was hard, but I think I save six cranes,

DeniseinVA said...

Oh wise one, you speak well :)

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Less is definitely more. I still can't see all 6 cranes.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I was just reading about breadfruit the other day.

"Capric, undecanoic and lauric acids, which are saturated fatty acids, were found to be significantly more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET, the primary insect repellent used against biting insects. For the first time, breadfruit was shown to actually work as a repellent, confirming it as a valid folk remedy, according to Cantrell."
~

Pearl said...

A breath of fresh air, Cloudia!

Pearl

Birdman said...

Ok, gotta ask.
Do you pronounce your name like my niece 'Claudia' or does it sound like those things that move about a blue sky on a sunny day... cloud--- ia?

Brian Miller said...

keeping it simple is a discipline itself...and it is really about how we make decisions about life...our time...our relationships...

i bought a book on simplicity once...it was funny as i was really searching...so i bought the book radical simplicity...it looked cool...it came in the mail...it was on how to build underground houses...lol...and recycle...oh well, i got the message i needed i guess...smiles.

aloha from va

Teresa said...

Love the quotes from Zhuangzi and the wonderfully insightful pictures. A real treat this morning!

Charles Gramlich said...

I couldn't disagree more with Zhuangzi (Spelling)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I de-clutter a little every day, feels good :) We both live in 'crane city' Cloudia!

Elephant's Child said...

YES. Love your skies too.

Merlesworld said...

Life is easy we just make it too full sometimes.
Merle.............

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Some wonderful quotes here! I really like "Life becomes fuller when we fill it less!" So true.

Anonymous said...

I need all those cranes to come get some of my stuff! DrumMajor

William Kendall said...

I can only make out five cranes...

magiceye said...

Throw off the excess baggage!! Indeed!! Travel light!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!!

Indrani said...

Simplicity is the best principle!
Great pics.
The quotes teach me a lot.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Zhuangzi is never easy to grasp !

Cloudia said...

There's a piece of a yellow crane peaking out atop one of the tall buildings, and it's easy to overlook the red one. .. .

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love the quotes, I try to banish the clutter in my life ;)

Bob Bushell said...

The quotes are beautiful and photos are superb. I didn't get it.

kaykuala said...

Great pics and great advice Cloudia!

Hank