Embracing the Joy of a Simple Life
In today’s rapid-paced and technologically driven world, where distractions and constant notifications’ need for our attention, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and disconnected from the essence of what truly matters to us as humans. National Simplicity Day gives us a chance to get detached from the unnecessary jargon of this world and to allow ourselves to just be with our self for one day at least. On this day just celebrate life through simplicity by turning off all the unnecessary and materialistic things from our life and letting life be about living.
Every year on 12th July the world celebrates National Simplicity Day. This day trace back the birth day of Henry David Thoreau, a renowned American author, poet and philosopher who championed the idea of living a simple life he emphasized that life should be in harmony with nature. On this day, we have the opportunity to pause and look at our lives closely and step back from our hectic routines to find solace in simplicity.
Simplicity doesn’t mean living without modern gadgets or to completely abandon the joys of life. In contrast, it encourages us to simplify our thoughts, actions and possessions, allowing us to focus on what truly matters for us as humans. It encompasses our relationship with technology as well and how we use it in out routine life and how it affects us. By letting simplicity in our day-to-day life, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, fulfillment and inner peace.
When we Live a simple life we experience numerous benefits, including the reduction of stress and jealously. By simplifying our schedules and commitments, we can create space for inner peace, reflection and self-care for our love ones. It allows us to be more present at the moment and mindful, fully experiencing the beauty of the present moment. By prioritizing quality over quantity, we cultivate deeper connections with others and engage in meaningful relationships that enrich our lives.
Throughout history, there have been great personalities who have exemplified the power of leading a simple life. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the founder of Islam, lived a remarkably modest and simple life. He used to dress in simple attire he always prefers to live in a modest dwelling and owned minimal worldly things. Despite his status as great leader, he remained approachable to anyone in his life form common man to even a rich merchant. His generosity and charity were remarkable, as he regularly gave away his possessions to those in need.
Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and other notable figures also embraced simplicity in their personal lives. They understood that true greatness does not lies in material wealth or power but it lies in the values, we possess and the impact we have on the society and world at large.
These remarkable individuals serve as a beacon of light they lives remind us that simplicity can be a powerful tool for personal growth, inner peace and making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. They teach us to focus on what truly matters, to be grateful for the present moment and to cultivate deep connections with ourselves and people around us.
So, on this National Simplicity Day, let us embrace the invitation to simplicity. Take a step back, breathe and allow yourself to experience the joy that simplicity brings. Cherish the connections, find beauty in the ordinary and savor the moments that make life truly remarkable.
Written by: Mohd. Talib Khan