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Simplicity

On Henry David Thoreau
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Halcyon In Kal… 26 April 2024

 

In the 1840s Henry David Thoreau swapped his busy schedule in Concord, Massachusetts, for a wooden hut he built himself near Walden Pond. We had the privilege to visit Walden in July 2012; it exceeded expectations in its tranquillity and beauty - and the swim in the pond itself was unforgettable.

Writing in the winter of 1843, shortly after Margaret Fuller’s mentorship made him a writer, the twenty-five-year-old Thoreau awakened to a snow-covered wonderland and marvelled at the splendour of a world reborn.

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Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred - Kurt Vonnegut http://j.mp/X70Oyn

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You decide what it is you want to accomplish and then you lay out your plans to get there, and then you just do it. It's pretty straightforward - Nancy Ditz

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When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. When you make a difference with what you have it expands - Lynne Twist, The Hunger Project

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What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter - Peter Drucker

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what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present - Tao Le Ching

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We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see - Bishop Berkeley