“No effort is required to define or even attain happiness, but enormous concentration is needed to abandon everything else.” -Quentin Crisp
Children are such a great example of the joy of simplicity. The absence of ego. The innate sense of endless posibility. I marveled at the children in our travels who seemingly had nothing and everything all in the same. This little guy was one of my favorites.
He lived high in the hills of the Himilayas; at least a two-hour trek from the town where we began. His tiny little village boasted a handful of bright-colored homes with goats and chickens, outhouses and rain water spouts, beautiful gardens and a resting spot for weary travelers.
His smile and those of all the children we met on our trek, reminded us just how natural happiness comes when you let it. He couldn’t have been any more proud with his big red backpack, all by himself, going to school.
I see him and I think: Less is more, less is more, less is more.
I leave you with this: Just one more time … “No effort is required to define or even attain happiness, but enormous concentration is needed to abandon everything else.” —I think it’s time for a little spring cleaning!