Less Is More…

Via zenpencils.com

 

Created by Gavin Aung Than at zenpencils.com

Created by Gavin Aung Than at zenpencils.com

 

The above amazing illustration is another beauty from Melbourne based cartoonist, Gavin Aung Than, based on the principle that ‘Less is More’. I love it, but it really got me thinking…

In a world where we are constantly rushing around the place, trying to break records for the most multi-tasking and jobs completed, that anyone has ever accomplished before; how many of us listen to this principle?

The ‘less is more’ principle is one heavily abided to by Zen Monks. They wake up early, do a days work that is manageable, with a definite end point… and that’s it. There are things he knows will not get done today and they are simply put off until another day. Removing this haste allows him to devote his mind, body and soul completely to the task at hand.

Try to keep this in mind when you are planning your day. If you have a never ending list that you are telling yourself you will get through, then you are setting yourself up for failure. This leads to anxiety, stress, discouragement and an overall sense of de-motivation.

Don’t try to do many things at once, you will never be able to give your best and that is what we should all strive to do. Instead, devote your full attention to the task at hand. This is how you work and be mindful at the same time.

Create a To Do List that has a few tasks, that you know you can get done without rushing. This will improve your sense of accomplishment, allow you to feel much calmer and actually open up a lot more relaxation time for you.

Many of us lament the fact that time passes us by at a rapid pace, yet this is only because we approach it in that manner…

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